Primary School

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Man Utd





Features of a letter

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about letter writing and some of the different reasons why we might write a letter. Eventually you will be writing your own letter to somebody. 


First of all, I would like you to have a chat with an adult and talk about these two questions. 


1) Why might you need to write a letter? 

2) Why do some people still write letters, even when emails are faster? 


On the link opposite you can find an example of a letter that has been boxed into sections. Underneath there is a list of the features that will be needed. Read the letter looking at the sections carefully, then match the features to the correct box. 




When writing a letter it is very important that you use punctuation carefully and accurately.

Can you re-write the sentences from the sheet but making sure to add in the missing punctuation.



Find your spellings from the link opposite and learn the list by Friday. Ask a member of your family to test you on your spellings and email us to tell us what you had!


Super Sentences:

Use each of your spelling words to create a super sentence. A sentence for each word of your spellings. Try to use as many upgraded adjectives as possible to make your sentences really interesting!


Suddenly he heard an eerie ticking coming from the broken clock under the old staircase.



Formal or Informal

On the link you will find a powerpoint and an example of a letter.


Follow the powerpoint first. with some adult help you will be able to fond out the difference between a formal letter and an informal letter. We write them using very different types of words and language.


When you think you can tell the difference, your next job is to look at the example letter. There you will see some words for you to change. depending on the words you use will make your letter formal or informal, choose what letter you want to write, but try your best not to use a mixture of the two.