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.

Activity:

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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Warm-up

Main Activity

Practise writing the following words, focusing on your descenders.

Purpose

Strange

Average

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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!