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.
Which colour comes next in the rainbow song: red, yellow, pink, green, purple and ....
orange
green
beige
indigo
The song goes: red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too!
2.
What colour is this?
red
blue
purple
orange
Carrots were once purple!
3.
What colour is this?
purple
pink
plum
peach
People wear pink ribbons to show their support for breast cancer and help raise money for that charity.
4.
Which of these words describes a fruit and a colour?
green
beige
peach
amber
You can describe the sky as peach or a person's cheeks as peach.
5.
Which of these words describes a fruit and a colour?
red
plum
yellow
green
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!
6.
What colour is this?
blew
blue
brown
beige
In Rome, the public servants would wear blue.
7.
Which of these words is not a colour?
beige
cream
wood
brown
We could say the outside bark is brown and inside it is beige or cream coloured.
8.
What colour is this?
orangutang
peach
yellow
orange
Orange is the colour and name of a fruit. Carrots are now orange and have been since the 16th Century.
9.
Which of these is not a colour in the traffic lights?
green
red
pink
amber
Amber is also the name of a precious stone that is amber in colour.
10.
Which of these words is not a colour?
gold
silver
square
black
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.
Author:  Finola Waller

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