To consistently use capital letters and full stops.
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 qu-on and not qu-an. 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 /t/ and /l/ letters in ‘quantity’ and ‘usual’ stretch high above the other letters. /u/, /a/, /n/and /i/ in ‘quantity’ and /u/, /s/, /u/, /a/ in ‘usual’ should all be the exact same height. The only exception is the /q/ and /y/ in ‘quantity’, these should descend below the line. 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 ‘quantity’ and ‘usual’.
Can you tell us the meaning of ‘quantity’ and ‘usual’ in the comments below?
Activity 2- Using cursive script practise writing ‘quantity’ and ‘usual’.
Activity 3– Using your knowledge of the words we have been focusing on this week, and the writing techniques such as alliteration, and rhyme can you write a short poem describing what you can see in Spring?
Challenge – Can you replace some of your words with words that mean the same thing (synonyms).
E.g. Beautiful means the same as : pretty, glamorous, gorgeous, exquisite, dazzling.