Handwriting and Grammar – Wednesday 1st April

To consistently use capital letters and full stops.

To use onomatopoeia in my Spring poem (examples: bang, pop, splash, mumble, pow, cuckoo, glug, hoot, hum).


All of our spellings this week contain the letter ‘a’, however each ‘a’ letter sounds closer to an /o/ or /or/ sound than an /a/ sound. For example, we pronounce ‘war’ as w-or and not w-ar. For handwriting today, we would like you to focus on ‘war’ and ‘towards’.

Remember, in handwriting lessons it is much more important to take your time than it is to write the same word lots and lots of times.

Look at the example below. It is important that the /t/ and /d/ letters in ‘towards’ stretch high above the other letters. /o/, /w/, /a/, /r/ and /s/ in ‘towards’ and all of the letters in ‘war’ should all be the exact same height. Try and draw a line across these letters. Is it a straight line? Are they all level?

Activity 1- Use a dictionary or google to find the meaning of the words ‘towards’ and ‘war’.

Can you tell us the difference between ‘towards’ and ‘war’ in the comments below?

Activity 2- Using cursive script practise writing ‘towards’ and ‘war’.

Activity 3– Put these words into sentences – try to use onomatopoeia in your sentence (onomatopoeia means when a word describes and mimics the sound it refers to).

For example: I walked towards the sausages and could hear them sizzling and popping in the pan.

Challenge – Edit your Spring poem from yesterday – can you include any onomatopoeia?

13 thoughts on “Handwriting and Grammar – Wednesday 1st April

  1. Towards is to move in the direction of, or closer to someone or something.

    A war is a period of fighting between countries or groups of people.


  2. War means a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country – from google

    Towards means in the direction of – from google.

    Matilda Demain (Owl Class)


  3. Suddenly I popped up and walk towards the war where sparkly rockets go BOOM!

    I have added some words to my poem.

    Chicks are born on the farm, tweet tweet.
    Horses baby foals start to walk, clip clop
    On the farm it is very sunny.
    Children like to stroke the little soft lamb, baa baa
    Orange crunchy leaves from autum gone, green leaves start to grow on.
    Lovely lambs so fluffly and white
    Adventures begin for little little animals.
    Two ducks start to quack
    Everyone is so happy that

    Matilda Demain (Owl Class)

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