Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

30th September: TPSA 12 Nouns

This is the twelth session of the Teacher and Parent Support and Awareness programs for Years 4-6.

Focus: Parts of Speech – Nouns


  • Madam Lovelyn Pitawao
  • Madam Beverly Hanirara
  • Madam Marilyn Tapidaka
  • Mrs Christina Rore (MEHRD)

Answers from last session:

Year 4 Activity (complex sentence) 

Choose the correct verb

  1. Teachers (have/has) many students.
  2. The students in my class (love/loves) to study math.
  3. Parents (sign/signs) permission slips for students to go for a picnic.


Year 5 Activity (complex sentence)

Choose the correct subordinate conjunction.

Example: I’m going to the bank (because/since) I need some money.

  1. I made lunch (before/as soon as) I got home.
  2. He decided to trust Tom (since/when) he was an honest man.
  3. Jennifer decided to leave Tom (as/by) he was worried about his job


Year 6 Activity (complex sentence)

Identify the dependent clause in these following sentences.

Example: He won’t be able to get well, unless he goes to the clinic.

  1. The children watched the TV Programme, while mother was cooking.
  2. She returned the radio, after she noticed it was damaged.
  3. Although he was wealthy, he was still unhappy.

Today’s session: Eight Parts of Speech – Nouns

Words can be grouped under one of the eight parts of speech. The eight parts of speech are:

  • noun
  • pronoun
  • adjective
  • verb
  • adverb
  • preposition
  • conjunction
  • interjection

What is a Noun?

  • A noun is a naming word that is used to name a thing or an object, place, person, animal & an idea (feeling)
  • For example:
    • Thing/object – house, island, fish, plane car
    • Place – Kukum, Mbua Valley, Honiara, Gizo
    • Person – John, Dan, Ann, Tom
    • Animal – dog, cat, snake, rat, fish, bird
    • Idea – joy, love, peace, freedom

The types of noun are:

  1. Common and Proper Nouns
    1. Common Noun – a common noun names a class of people, place or thing. A common noun may be either concrete or abstract.
      • fish, house, idea, man, boy
    2. Proper Noun – A proper noun names a specific person, place or thing. Proper names are capitalised.
      • John, Savo, Honiara, Post Office, Holy Spirit, Jesus
  2. Abstract and Concrete Nouns
    1. Abstract Noun – an abstract noun names ideas and qualities. They are non-physical.
      • love, peace, freedom, joy, truth, goodness, force
    2. Concrete Noun – a concrete noun names something that you can physically see, touch, taste, hear or smell.
      • banana, book, pen, coconut, knife
  3. Countable and Uncountable Nouns
    1. Countable Noun – a countable noun names something that can be counted
      • coconut, book, pen, ant.
      • note – countable nouns have either “a”/”an” or a number in front of them and can be plural usually by adding an s.
      • a coconut, two books, a pen, an ant
    2. Uncountable Noun – an uncountable noun names something that cannot be counted.
      • rice, salt, sand, sugar
      • note – uncountable nouns need either “some” or a quantity (a kilo, a bag, a cup, etc.) in front of them
      • a bag of rice, some salt, some sand, a teaspoon of sugar
  4. Collective Nouns
    1. A collective noun names a group of things or people
      • People, committee, team, bunch, family, club, audience, flock, school


Year 4 Activity – Underline the nouns in the sentences

  1. The men worked in Honiara for ten years.
  2. The farmer kept his pig, cattle and goats behind a fence.
  3. Last weekend the fisherman caught some bonitos and some rainbow.
  4. The head teacher bought some books, pencils, rulers, rulers and some crayons for the school.
  5. The playing field was packed with people watching the game.


Year 5 Activity -Write down five (5) nouns you can think of.


  1. ____________
  2. ____________
  3. ____________
  4. ____________
  5. ____________


Year 6 Activity – Complete each sentence with the correct collective nouns.

(fleet, flock, convoy, crowd)


  1. A ___________ of birds.
  2. A ___________ of vehicles.
  3. A ___________ of ships.
  4. A ___________ of people.

Take note that answers to the activities will be given in our next radio session

Thank you teachers, children and parents for taking your time to be part of this session today             

Our session today has come to an end and look forward to our next radio session in which we will continue to work together in helping our students and children in their education.

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  • The radio program was very useful, it would be also best if it is in another multimedia form.

  • If I may be provided with all the above eLearning materials. I tried my very best to download all the materials, but won’t able to do so. since others did not have any download links.

  • Can we get all the teacher and student guides upload on this website. This will be very helpful for kids doing home school during this pandemic

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