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Whole School Oral Language Efforts

Whole School Oral Language Efforts

January/February 2020: Similes

Week Beginning Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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
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November/December 2019: Proverbs

Week Starting: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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.


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September/October 2019: Idioms

Week Starting: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mon. 9th


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!
Mon. 16th


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
Mon. 23rd


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
Mon. 30th


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
Mon. 7th


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
Mon. 14th


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.
Mon. 21st


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