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Cursive handwriting: poetic practice worksheet

Cursive handwriting: poetic practice

Make handwriting practice wonderfully silly by rewriting Spike Milligan's famous poem about rain in your best joined-up writing. Guide lines are provided to help you size your letters correctly.
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Handwriting pangrams worksheet

Handwriting pangrams

Pangrams are sentences that contain every letter of the alphabet. Have a go at writing out these pangrams to practise joining letters correctly and develop your cursive writing style.
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Great grammar games learning pack

Great Grammar Games

From proper nouns to pronouns, statements to subordinate clauses and articles to adverbs, help your child revise grammar the fun way with our Great Grammar Games learning pack. A friendly, grammar- and flamingo-obsessed Grammar Gator offers tips, tricks, exercises and activities to help your child practise all aspects of basic English grammar in play-packed sessions.
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Book characters crossword puzzle

Book characters crossword

Classic characters are unforgettable, whether they're falling down unusual rabbit holes, prowling through the jungle or breaking their slates over unfortunate classmates' heads. How many famous characters from children's literature can you identify in this crossword puzzle?
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Spelling patterns: turning adjectives ending -y into nouns and adverbs

Spelling patterns: turning adjectives ending -y into nouns and adverbs

Usually, when an adjective ending in –y needs to be changed into a noun or adverb, the y turns to an i. Can you change these adjectives to their noun and adverb form? Remember to turn the y into an i before you add the -ness / -ly ending!
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Writing a newspaper report

Writing a newspaper report

News is out that aliens have landed! Write a news report explaining all the facts – and don’t forget to draw and caption a picture so your readers know what the aliens look like!
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Speech marks explained worksheet

Speech marks explained

Speech marks come at the beginning and end of spoken words when we write them down. Remember to include any commas, question marks or exclamation marks inside your speech marks. Have a go at putting the speech marks in the correct place in these sentences. Then write some things YOU might say. Don’t forget the speech marks!
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Speech marks practice

Speech marks practice

Can you continue this conversation between Harry and Thenusha using the correct rules for reported speech? Remember to start each character’s speech on a new line. Use “ to open the speech. End the speech with !, ? or , and use ” to close the speech. Use a reporting clause (a verb like said, whispered or announced).
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Writing your own instruction text worksheet

Writing your own instruction text

Decide on something you want to write instructions for. Make sure the instructions are for something you have done yourself before. Write your instructions on a separate piece of paper. Remember
you need to include the following: • A title • A ‘You will need’ / ingredients list with bullet points • A picture • Numbered points • Time connectives • ‘Bossy’ imperative verbs
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Writing instructions template

Writing instructions template

Think about wrapping a present. Can you write detailed instructions for someone who has never done it before? Think about what you will need and what your wrapped present should look like.
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Writing information text worksheet

Writing information text

Think about an animal that you are interested in. Find out some information about this animal and write some notes in the boxes below. Now use your notes to write an information text. Don’t forget: An eye-catching title; information split into paragraphs; pictures with captions; sentences with connectives.
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Writing an adventure story worksheet

Writing an adventure story

You found a mysterious egg, then a weird and wonderful creature hatched from it and... Use your notes on the Using adjectives to improve writing and Word bank: powerful verbs worksheets to write your adventure story up neatly. Remember to include all your adjectives and verbs!
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Writing a shape poem worksheet

Writing a shape poem

A shape poem is a poem that is written in the shape of what it is about. Think of something you want to write about (an animal, food, weather, a haunted house, a forest, etc.) Get a blank piece of paper and write some words and phrases about the object all over it. See if you can include some really good similes! Choose your best words and phrases and write these into a few lines. There are no rules! Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme, can be any length, can be written from the point of view of the object – whatever you like! Draw a picture of the object you are writing about. When you are happy with your poem, write it neatly into the picture you have drawn. Colour in the picture with colouring pencils (not pen as this will ruin your writing!). Your shape poem is complete.
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Writing a report: using a spider diagram worksheet

Writing a report: using a spider diagram

Research rocks and soils in your local library or on the internet. Use this spider diagram to write your notes. Get a sheet of A4 paper and think about how you want your report to be set out. It will need four paragraphs and some pictures (printed or drawn). Remember to include space for a heading! Write your report up in neat.
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Writing a play script worksheet

Writing a play script

When writing a play script, you need to include the following features: 1. Character’s name on the left 2. Colon : 3. Stage directions in brackets 4. Character’s speech (without speech marks) Look at this example of a play script then continue writing the conversation between Mum and Louise so that we find out what is in the saucepan.
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Writing a letter to your favourite author template

Writing a letter to your favourite author

Think of a book you have really enjoyed. Write a letter to the author of the book, explaining why you liked the book. Use this letter template to help you! You could send them the letter if you like.
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Writing a book review in KS2 template

Writing a book review in KS2

Use this template to write your book review. What was the book about? Share a few plot details. Who was your favourite character and why? Which was your favourite bit of the book and why? How many stars do you think the book should get?
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Write your own myth worksheet

Write your own myth

Think of something natural (the sun, rainbows, storms, snakes or tigers, for example). Plan your myth using the frame on the next page. The myth will need to be written in three paragraphs (beginning, middle and end). Remember to include: Speech with the correct punctuation; Powerful verbs; Good adjectives to describe people and places. Now use your imagination to think of a story to explain it – why do tigers have stripes? Why does the sun shine?
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Word bank: powerful verbs worksheet

Word bank: powerful verbs

You have found a mysterious egg. Suddenly it hatches and something pops out! Write a few notes (not full sentences) to describe how this happens and where you go and what you do with the creature who comes out of the egg. Use the powerful verbs box below to help you.
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Using time connectives worksheet

Using time connectives

Here is a list of words and phrases that can be used as time connectives. Look at this story. Can you choose some time connectives from the list to put in the spaces?
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