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We regularly practice handwriting at school, with a big focus on joining letters correctly. To be able to do this, you need to make sure that you are forming every letter in the right way. This document shows you how each letter should look and where it should start. Remember: when you are joining correctly in all of your writing you will get your Pen Licence and be able to write with a pen in your Learning Journal!


We have been learning how to write an adventure story about Fern and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. During the lessons, we looked at including:

- Description of the characters and the settings

- Description of their feelings

- Conjunctions, especially 'although'

- Speech marks to punctuate speech

- A beginning, build-up, problem, resolution and ending

- Adverbials to show time moving on, eg "a few hours later", "after lunch", "before long"


At home, you could try writing a new adventure for Fern and Wilbur, or you could create new characters to have an adventure. 



We have been learning how to write fact-files about animals. We have included subheadings to divide up the information into sections such as what they eat, what they look like, where they live and how they behave. Our 'toolkit' for a fact-file includes:

- A title

- Subheadings - these could be questions

- Paragraphs about each subheading

- Conjunctions

- Adverbials

- Facts, not opinions

- Present tense

- Third person


Could you write a fact-file at home? It could be about an animal or anything else you are interested in!