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King's Court First School

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6th January

Lesson 1: Christmas Recount


This week, we’re beginning our writing lessons with a ‘Christmas Recount’. How did your child spend their Christmas holidays? Who did they spend their holidays with? What did they enjoy most?


For year 1s, let’s focus on using their phonics sounds to sound out the words. For year 2 children, they can begin to add detail to their writing to describe the events of their Christmas holidays.


Please see the Christmas writing frame for the children to use to organise their work.



Bronze: To use capital letters and full stops

Silver: To use describing words.

Gold: To use adverbs.


Lesson 2: Capital letters & Full stops


L.O:  I can improve sentences using a range of punctuation.


Today, we’re taking a look at the punctuation needed to create a clear piece of writing. Take a look at some of the explanation powerpoints about using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in your child’s writing.


Bronze: To improve sentences with capital letters and full stops.

Silver: To improve sentences with capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Gold: To edit and improve sentences using a range of punctuation.


Lesson 3: Capital letters, full stops, question marks & exclamation marks


For Year 1s, today we’re focussing on learning how to ask and write questions accurately. You could begin a discussion with your child to practise asking you questions about yourself. Do they begin their questions with who, what, when, where, how and why?


Take a look at the powerpoint about posing questions accurately and the challenges below:


For year 2s, let’s take a look at finding out the difference between statements, questions and exclamation sentences. There’s an explanatory powerpoint about statements, questions and exclamation sentences to review with you child and please see attached the relevant activities.



To explain the difference between statements, questions and exclamations.



To organise sentences into statements, questions and exclamations.



To create your own questions, statement and exclamations sentences.


Year 1
Year 2