Writing - Colours
You should be familiar with lots of colours by now - see how many you know!

Writing - Colours

Writing Colours aims to help KS1 children recognise the names of colours and encourages them to use them as adjectives in their writing. This task will also expand their vocabulary, English language and all-round literacy.

There are many colours in the world. How many colours do you think you know? Test your knowledge on colours.

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  1. What colour is this?
    Orange is the colour and name of a fruit. Carrots are now orange and have been since the 16th Century.
  2. What colour is this?
    In Rome, the public servants would wear blue.
  3. Which colour comes next in the rainbow song: red, yellow, pink, green, purple and ....
    The song goes: red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too!
  4. What colour is this?
    Carrots were once purple!
  5. What colour is this?
    People wear pink ribbons to show their support for breast cancer and help raise money for that charity.
  6. Which of these words describes a fruit and a colour?
    You can describe the sky as peach or a person's cheeks as peach.
  7. Which of these words is not a colour?
    We could say the outside bark is brown and inside it is beige or cream coloured.
  8. Which of these words is not a colour?
    There are so many ways to describe a colour, so next time you say somebody opened the door, say they opened the huge golden door, or the bright pink door.
  9. Which of these is not a colour in the traffic lights?
    Amber is also the name of a precious stone that is amber in colour.
  10. Which of these words describes a fruit and a colour?
    There are a few fruits that have the same name as a colour, or a few colours that have the same name as a fruit!

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