Friday 3rd April- Handwriting and Grammar Practise

To consistently use capital letters and full stops.

To edit and improve your work.

To use a range in poetry features in your writing (alliteration, rhyming words, commas and onomatopoeia) 


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 ‘quantity’ as q-u-o-n-t-i-t-y and we pronounce ‘usual’ as use-u-a-l  and not u-s-u-a-l. For handwriting today, we would like you to focus on ‘quantity and ‘usual’.

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 letter /t/ in ‘quantity’ and /l/ in ‘usual’ stretches high above the other letters. The letter /q/ in ‘quantity’ stretches below the line. The letters /u/, /a/, /n/ and /i/ in ‘quantity’ and letters /u/, /s/, /u/ and /a/  in ‘usual’ 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 ‘quantity and ‘usual’.

Activity 2- Using cursive script practise writing ‘quantity and ‘usual’.

Activity 3– Put these words into sentences – try to expanded noun phrases.

For example: The quantity of delicious, healthy fruit in ALDI in amazing.

Challenge – Can you edit and improve your sentences by using a conjunction to join your sentences (and, if, but, also, so, because).


19 thoughts on “Friday 3rd April- Handwriting and Grammar Practise

  1. Quantity means the amount of something.
    Usual means things that happen often.

    I would really, really like life to go back to usual.
    I have a large quantity of interesting, scientific, fact books because I love to read.

    WWW-I had neat handwriting.
    EBI-Sorry I could not think of one.


  2. Hi Miss Shakes,
    – Usual means something you do often
    – Quantity means the amount of something
    The quantity of flour for my cake is 10g.
    It is usual that you have a cake at your birthday party.
    The quantity of flour for my cake is 10g and i usually have a cake at my birthday party.


  3. The quantity of sweet potato in the bowl is one, so mummy has ro go and buy some more.

    The usual amount of bananas I eat are going up because I love bananas!

    I found the word quantity hard to learn and write but the word usual was easy.

    From Jack


  4. Quantity means an amount that you can measure or count.
    Usual means something usual is expected and happens often.

    I would really, really like my house to be back to its usual shape.
    The quantity of these apples is not enough.

    WWW – was that I took my time.
    EBI-I have neater handwriting.


  5. This is the meaning of the words Miss Shakes.
    The amount of number of a material or abstract thing not
    usually estimated by spatial measurement.
    The thing which is typically done or present.


    1. Quantity… The amount of something.
      The quantity of people sick from the virus is rising.

      Usual… something that commonly, often happens.

      It is usual for me to have a bad tummy after having lots of sweets.


  6. Hi Miss Shakes
    Quantity – an amount that can be counted.
    My Mum gave me a quantity of sweets after my dinner.

    Usual – something that happens often.
    I used to go to school often before it closed.


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