Handwriting (and spelling) practise 2

Yesterday, you had a spelling test which included words ending in ‘ent’/’ant’. If it was quite tricky, then this will help you! Today, whilst focusing on your handwriting, please complete the activity below. Remember, letter sizing needs to be consistent, make sure your descenders are the same size, and also focus on the presentation of your writing today.

  1. Add ent or ant to complete the following words:

comm…………….        vac………………        argum…………….        anci……………….      inhabit…………….

arrog……………..        extravag…………………..       appar…………………        accid………………….


2. Identify the words that are spelt incorrectly. Write the correct spelling of each word next to it:

permanant                relevent                     distant              lenient              differant      evident

elegent          indignant


3. Write the words that you can add ‘ent’ to the end of. Write a sentence (or comment below), that includes the correct spelling go all the words you’ve written .

pres                 ch                gr                   apartm          rod


4. Complete the words in these sentences using ent or ant. 

Alex’s dog, Baxter, is a brilli………….. guard dog, but he isn’t very obedi……….. .

Hasan was sad because he lost his instrum……………. the day before the tal……… contest.

In the sil…….. car park, the sudden appearance of the eleph…………….. scared Steve.


Check your answers, here: Answers


Good luck!

Monday 11th May – Handwriting Practise 1

This week we will be focusing on some general handwriting rules, as well as presentation. When we write, we need to make sure that our writing is legible (clear enough to read) and is presented well. When we talk about presentation, it means when you look at a piece of writing, it is written neatly with no scribbles. e.g. if a mistake is made, there is one straight line through the mistake.

Below are some examples of handwriting. I would like you to think about the following and write a comment:

  1. Are letters formed correctly/sit on the line?
  2. Can you read it easily?
  3. What do you like? What could be improved?
  4. It is neat? Why/Why not?
  5. What could be done to improve the presentation.
  6. What is good about the presentation?

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Picture 2

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Handwriting Practise 2

This week, we are  focusing on building up consistency in size and proportion of letters. When writing, we need to ensure that sizing of letters is consistent; not too long/short, ensuring descenders descend to the same lengths, as well as all tall letters being the same height.


Have a go at writing the poem below, making sure that you focus on the size and proportion of your letters. I think the example below is very good at demonstrating this!

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Monday 4th – Handwriting Practise 1

This week, we are going to be focusing on building up consistency in size and proportion of letters. When writing, we need to ensure that sizing of letters is consistent; not too long/short, ensuring descenders descend to the same lengths, as well as all tall letters being the same height.

You were very good at discussing the work last week. Therefore, we won’t be practising writing today- instead, we are going to analyse the handwriting piece, below.

  • What is good about this piece of writing?
  • Is there consistency in the size of the letters?
  • Is there consistency in the length of descenders/tall letters?
  • Can you see anything that could be improved with this? If so, what?

REMEMBER: You are focusing on the way it has been written – focus on the handwriting rather than the content!

Comment below what you think! We will practise our handwriting on Thursday.

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Monday 27th – Handwriting practise 1

This week, we are going to be focusing on descenders. A descender is the portion of a letter that extends below the baseline of a font. For example, in the letter y, the descender is the “tail”, or that portion of the diagonal line which lies below the v created by the two lines converging. See example below.

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Main Activity

Practise writing the following words, focusing on your descenders.




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Look at the handwriting above. What do you notice about the descenders? Is this a good example? Why/Why not? Comment below!


Handwriting Practise 2

This week, we have been focusing on the formation of our CAPITAL LETTERS!

At the beginning of the week, we practised writing the alphabet in capital letters but focusing on the formation. We must remember that when we write our capital letters e.g. ‘Monday’, we must not join from the capital letter. Also, capital letters never descend below the line. They must also have a slightly higher height than the rest of your letters.

Today you will need:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Book/paper
  • Adult/sibling

Before you take on this challenge, you will need to warm up those fingers.


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You are going to have a race to see who can write the whole alphabet in CAPITALS, but the challenge is to see who can write it the quickest! You must assess each others handwriting afterwards, to make sure that it follows the handwriting rules for capital letters. Let know know who wins!

Have fun.

Monday 20th April – Handwriting Practise 1

This week, we will be focusing on writing CAPITAL LETTERS! It is important to know how to write these correctly and when to use them!

Before we get started, we must remember to sit in the correct position:

Seating position:

  • Sit with a straight back, not leaning over the page
  • Sit right back in the seat
  • Pull the chair close to the table
  • Keep feet flat on the floor

What are the rules for recognizing good handwriting?

  • (These are the ‘S’ rules, i.e. Size, Shape, Slant, Spacing and whether it Sits correctly on the line.)

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STARTER: Have a go at writing the alphabet in Capital letters:

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Check your written alphabet with the above. Ensure that your capital letters are the same height as each other. There should be no capital letters that descend below the line.

Main activity:

Read each sentence below and decide which word should be capitalised. Find that word in the word-search; then, write it down in CAPITALS on a piece of paper.

  1. I have a game on thursday
  2. Taylor swift is a singer.
  3. We ate lunch at Pizza Hut
  4. My fish, buddy, is gold.
  5. I live on lake Lane.
  6. Last year, we went to italy.
  7. Picture Day is on monday.
  8. Mr. bill is our bus driver.
  9. should we go see a movie?
  10. When is halloween?

For example, number 1: the word ‘thursday’ needs to be capitalised, so I will find it below in the word search. If Thursday is in the word search, then I know that I was right. I will then write ‘Thursday’ in capitals: THURSDAY. 

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Good luck!