Whole School Oral Language Efforts
January/February 2020: Similes
|6th January||As cool as a cucumber||As thin as a rake||As bold as brass||As thorny as a rose bush||As bright as the moon|
|13th January||As green as mould||As soft as velvet||As fiery as a volcano||As clear as crystal||As black as coal|
|20th January||As easy as taking candy from a baby||As red as rubies||As soft as silk||As slippery as an eel||As warm as toast|
|27th January||As clean as a whistle||As rough as sandpaper||As dead as a door nail||As fresh as the air in spring||As stubborn as a mule|
|3rd February||As ugly as sin||As crooked as a witch’s hat||To work like a dream||To sleep like a baby||To eat like a horse|
|10th February||To have a memory like a sieve||To have eyes like a hawk||To fight like cats and dogs||To sing like an angel||To work like a dog|
November/December 2019: Proverbs
|Mon. 4th Nov
|The pen is mightier than the sword.||A friend in need is a friend indeed.||The early bird catches the worm.||Practice makes perfect.||Look before you leap!|
|Mon. 11th Nov
|You can’t judge a book by its cover.||A watched pot never boils.||A stitch in time saves nine.||Action speak louder than words.||Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.|
|Mon. 18th Nov.
|Great minds think alike!||There’s no time like the present.||Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.||Too many cooks spoil the broth.||You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.|
|Mon. 25th Nov.
|Never look a gift horse in the mouth.||If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.||Necessity is the mother of invention.||You can’t have your cake and eat it too.||Birds of a feather flock together.|
|Mon. 2nd Dec.
|Two wrongs don’t make a right.||There’s no place like home!||The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.||Slow and steady wins the race.||Don’t put the cart before the horse.|
|Mon. 9th Dec.
|A picture is worth a thousand words.||Honesty is the best policy.||People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.||A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.||Every cloud has a silver lining.|
|Mon. 16th Dec.
|Revision of Proverbs||Revision of Proverbs||Revision of Proverbs||Revision of Proverbs||Revision of Proverbs|
September/October 2019: Idioms
|Give it a shot- Try||A piece of cake- Very Easy||Be in hot water-Be in trouble||It’s in the bag- it’s certainty||Get a kick out of- Enjoy!|
|Draw a blank- Can’t remember||Be second to none- Be the best||Have a change of heart- Change your mind||Get your act together- Behave properly||Out of the blue- With no warning|
|Get cold feet- Be nervous||A rip off- too expensive||Play it by ear- improvise||Have second thoughts- Have doubts||Have a shot at- have a chance|
|Be in the same boat- Be in the same situation||A grey area- Something unclear||I’m all ears- You have my undivided attention||Give someone the cold shoulder- Ignore someone||See eye to eye- agree|
|Call it a day- Time to quit||The icing on the cake- Something additional that turns good into great.||Fish out of water- Being somewhere you don’t belong||Hold your horses- Wait a minute||Let the cat out of the bag- Tell a secret|
|Curiosity killed the cat- Asking may get you in trouble||Cat got your tongue?
Why aren’t you talking?
|Raining cats and dogs- It is raining very hard||A little birdie told me- Someone told me a secret||Bee in her bonnet- She is upset.|
|Revision of idioms||Revision of idioms||Revision of idioms||Revision of idioms||Revision of idioms|