Writing challenge. To begin with, carefully read the sentences below. Then choose the most suitable connective from the list below it and write the sentence in your book. 1) Jasmin worked extremely hard on her literacy homework _______________ she wanted to get it perfect. although because while 2) The weather is lovely today, _____we are going to play outside. however after so 3) Jason, the hardworking student, collected his challenge card ________ completing the straightforward worksheets. after when if Writing challenge. First of all, carefully read the sentences below. Then identify the correct verb from the list and write the sentence in your book as neatly as possible. 1) As quick as a flash, the valuable vase was __________ by the sly thief. stoled steal stolen 2) Noisily, the crowd __________ at the comic’s hilarious jokes. laughing laughed laugh 3) As it was ________ heavily, the frustrated pupils had to stay inside. rain rained raining Writing challenge. Firstly, carefully read the sentences below. Then identify any words that need a capital letter and write them into your book as neatly as possible. 1) amy is going to germany in july to stay with her friends. 2) i would love to visit many european countries, such as germany, italy and france. 3) when we arrived in paris, uncle tom rapidly drove us to the eiffel tower. Extension – Can you write an explanation sentence (for Year 5) to help develop a students understanding of capital letters? Writing challenge. Can you identify whether the sentence requires a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark? If so, write them in to your books including the correct punctuation. 1) Can you complete this sentence with precise handwriting __ 2) Mr McKeon bellowed at the top of his voice __ 3) Place your chairs under the table and line up quietly at the door __ 4) Stop! I really don’t want to get wet, don’t throw me in the pool__ Extension – Can you use these as a model and develop your own sentences? Writing challenge. Look closely at the spelling rule below and then copy out the examples in your book. Following that, complete the four challenges applying the same rule. Rule: When there is a consonant before the y, change the `y’ to `ie’ when adding the suffix -s: Example - army 1) lady 3) berry armies ________ ________ puppy puppies 2) baby ________ 4) jelly ________ Extension – Can you write a sentence for each word focusing on a different opener for each? Writing challenge. Look closely at the spelling rule below and then copy out the examples in your book. Following that, complete the four challenges applying the same rule. Rule: When there is a consonant before the y, change the `y’ to `i’ when adding the following suffixes: ‘able’ ‘less’ ‘ed’ ‘ful’ Example - rely + able = reliable cry + ed = cried 1) Vary + able = ________ 3) empty + ed = ________ mercy + less = merciless beauty + ful = beautiful 2) Penny + less = __________ 4) plenty + ful = ________ Writing challenge. To begin with, carefully read the sentences below. Then choose the most suitable connective from the list below it and write the sentence in your book. 1) Pauline walked to town __________ the freezing cold weather. despite because so 2) Sometimes a vote is needed ____________ select a team captain. In order to while even though 3) Interestingly, I can play quite a few musical instruments, _____________, the flute, the guitar, and the piano. for example although firstly Extension – Can you use these sentences as a model to write your own? Writing challenge. Can you change the following questions into commands? Read the example first in order to help you with the four challenges., then copy them in to your books. Example: Can you pass me the fork? Pass me the fork. 1) Will you switch of the light when you’re finished? 2) Would you take the dog for a walk tonight? 3) Can you finish your homework for tomorrow? 4) Will you check my grammar? Writing challenge. Firstly, read the sentences in your head carefully. Then choose the most appropriate punctuation mark to complete the sentence. Finally, copy them into your book. Extension – Can you use these sentences as a model to write your own? Writing challenge. In your book, write a connective from the boxes below in each of the spaces to complete the sentences. Extension – Can you improve the same sentences with two synonyms? Writing challenge. First of all, read and copy out each sentence in your book. After that, underline the three nouns in each sentence. Finally, improve each sentence using more interesting adjectives. 1) To get to the school, I have to pass a small field and cross an incredibly noisy road. 2) Baxter, the messy Labrador, enjoys playing with his large collection of toys and leather dog lead. 3) Neatly, write your full name on the paper. When you have done that, collect the pens and then tidy your desk. Extension – Can you use inverted commas to turn these sentences into direct speech? Writing challenge. Can you identify the correct verb for each sentence? Remember, you can double check by reading the sentence with both words in your head. Then choose the correct one and write in in your book. 1) Mr Thompson usually agrees / agree with his favourite colleague, Mr Haigh. 2) We is / are going to see / sees some friends tomorrow evening. 3) Annoyingly, James always screams / scream when he sees a tiny moth. 4) Jessica often does / do her homework immediately after school. Extension – Can you use brackets to add extra information about the people mentioned? Writing challenge. Adjectives are words that tell us more about a noun (describing words). Read the sentences below and improve the underlined adjectives with more interesting ones. Use a thesaurus if you require one. 1) Yesterday evening, I saw a play which was good. I had a really good time. 2) I didn’t enjoy the concert last week because it was bad. Furthermore, the deafening music was bad. 3) There was an incredibly loud noise coming from the kitchen. Therefore, my dad went to investigate. Extension – Magpie any words that you found useful from this challenge. Writing challenge. Adverbs are words that can be used to describe verbs and adjectives. Choose the most appropriate adverb from the list to complete the sentences. severely accidentally gracefully very 1) Olivia mentioned that she didn’t feel _________ well. 2) My friend (Ben) __________ broke his mum’s favourite vase. 3) __________, the graceful ballerinas danced across the stage. 4) Last week, the powerful storms _________ damaged many homes. Extension – Magpie any adverbs that you found useful from this challenge. Writing challenge. As you know, commas can be used to separate extra information in a sentence. Rewrite each sentence in your books with commas in the correct place. 1) The flight to Spain even though it felt really long only took three hours. 2) My brothers who are both younger than me are called Ben and Adam. 3) Blueberry cheesecake which is my favourite desert tastes delicious with a hot cup of black coffee. Extension – Can you write your own sentences using these as a model? Writing challenge. As you know, commas can be used to separate items in a list. Rewrite each sentence in your books with commas in the correct place. 1) I donated three films two books and a really difficult puzzle. 2) We must but some more cereal two pints of milk and a packet of crisps for your dad. 3) Would you like to bake some chocolate-chip cookies, a batch of flapjacks a sponge cake or a raspberry cheesecake? Extension – Can you write your own lists using these sentences as a model?