Handwriting and Grammar – Thursday 2nd April

To consistently use capital letters and full stops.

To use rhyming words and alliteration in my Fantasy creature poem.


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 ‘water’ as w-or-t-er and not w-ar-t-er and ‘squash’ as s-q-o-sh not s-q-u-a-sh. For handwriting today, we would like you to focus on ‘water and ‘squash’.

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/ letter in ‘water’ and /h/ in ‘squash’ stretches high above the other letters. The /q/ in ‘squash’ is nice and long below the line. The /w/, /a/, /e/ and /r/ in ‘water’ and /s/, /u/, /a/, /s/ in ‘squash’ should all be the exact same height. Try and draw a line across these letters. Is it a straight line? Are they all level?

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Activity 1- Use a dictionary or google to find the meaning of the words ‘water and ‘squash’.?

Activity 2- Using cursive script practise writing ‘water and ‘squash’.

Activity 3– Put these words into sentences – try to use rhyming in your sentence – and a comma if needed!

For example:

The water flowed beautifully around.

It fell with a crash onto the ground. 

Challenge – Use rhyming words, alliteration (and a comma if needed) in your Fantasy creature poem (English lesson).

40 thoughts on “Handwriting and Grammar – Thursday 2nd April

  1. I am trying to get to grips with the learning. What is the email address for that was on the brown envelope?


  2. There is water on the floor.
    It went all over the door.

    I squash an ant, it is now flat.
    I then sit on a mat.


    1. Well done Chloe. Remember if you are writing in past tense your 2 part should say ” I squashed an ant,it is now flat. I then sat on a mat”


  3. Disgustingly smelly and a hairy belly.
    A rude, silly monster.
    Nobody wants to be his neighbour.
    Gross, croaky voice, he needs to clear his
    Ears on his head and under his hat.
    Rude and revolting, horrible and horrid.
    Don’t want to play with this monster.
    Incredibly long legs and a laser eye.
    Super sonic hearing.
    Cheesy armpits, he needs to have a bath!

    This is my creature called danger disc!
    From Jack


    1. Jack I absolutely love your poem about Danger Disc⭐, I do not think it would like to meet him anytime soon.


      1. Oh right maybe he has to sign into his email and activate a link maybe before he can use the blog


      1. Yes that’s right miss shakes it’s the activation we’re having trouble with.

        Nothing comes through and when trying to get another activation link nothing happens.


  4. Hi Miss Shakes,
    Water – clear liquid.
    I drink water when I have a sore throat.

    Squash – when something is pressed or crushed.
    My Grandad used to squash bottles for recycling.


  5. noun
    a colourless, transparent, odourless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
    “sodium chl


  6. WWW was that I understood what the words meant and did not make a mistake on anything even on squash and water have a good day out here today bye!!

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  7. Water mean to pour or sprinkle water over (a plant or area) in order to encourage plant growth.
    Squash means to sit on or smash something that will either become soft mushed or crumbled.
    I found the right very fun!


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