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Letter Writing

Age Range: 5 - 11

Writing letters gives children experience of writing for different purposes, and for different audiences. It is also very enjoyable, especially when the children receive replies to their letters.

Letter should be set out in a certain way so that the reader of the letter can easily understand it. They are normally set out in the following way:

Your Name,
Your House Number and Road Name,
Your Town,
Your County.
Your Postcode

Today's Date

Dear ___________,

Write what you want to say in the space here. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.

Yours / Best Wishes / Love / Your faithfully / Yours sincerely,

Your Name

P.S. If you want to add something else at the bottom, put P.S. at the start of it.

 

When the children are familiar with the correct layout of letter, they can begin writing to others. There are many sites on the internet who will connect schools.

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dormouse

please can you help me, i have a lesson observation next week, i am teaching year 6 for the first time, letter writing is the theme, any advice would be greatly received

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Mazz_marria

I am a year 6 pupil, and our class particlulary enjoy letter writing. we even have pen pals in America. Here is an idea: you have 45 minutes to write a formal letter/invation to a famous person regarding a charity event which will raise money.

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Minniemouse20

My year 6 pupils are really enjoying our letter writing aout the enviroment .

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