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In English this week we will be continuing our work on formal letter writing. Please use the resources below alongside the daily instruction to complete your work. Please join Mr. Thompson for Live English Lessons this week, daily at 10pm.
We are also asking children to continue reading for pleasure. To help with this we are supply lots of ideas in our ‘Reading’ section. We would like children to take part in a reading activity for 10 minutes each day.
If any additional support is needed please do not hesitate to contact the Year 4 team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 18th January
LO - To understand when to use contractions in my writing.
In today’s lesson we will be looking at the what are contractions in grammar. Generally, contractions are considered informal and would not be used in a formal letter. Therefore, children need to be prepared to use the longer alternatives.
Tuesday 19th January
LO – To practice using well-structured paragraphs.
In today’s lesson we will be switching our focus to grammar. Today’s exercise will be using paragraphs effectively. Please look at the textbook below. The blue section contains some useful tips for you:
Wednesday 20th January
LO - To select and generate language for a formal letter.
In today’s lesson we will be looking at generating ideas for writing our own formal letters. Later on in the week, we will be writing a letter of complaint. People write a letter of complaint when they are not happy with something. Use a thesaurus of https://kidthesaurus.com/ to help
Words from today's live lesson are now in the resource bank at the bottom of this page.
Thursday 21th January
LO - To plan a formal letter.
In today’s lesson we will be planning our formal letters. This should help us think about the content and layout. Use the formal language from yesterday’s lesson to help you.
Friday 22nd January
LO - To write a formal letter.
In today’s lesson we will be writing a formal letter. After visiting a restaurant, we would like you to write a letter to the manager letting them know what an awful time you had. Possible topics in the rest of your letter could be: the view, what you ate, the décor of the restaurant, entertainment and the cost. You might like to type, handwrite or print this letter so far. USE YOUR PLAN FROM YESTERDAY TO HELP. Once you have finished writing your letter please complete a marking ladder to let us know how you got on. Send us a photograph/scan your work so we can give you some feedback.