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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

7th January 2021

Thursday 7th January 2021

LO: To know how to write labels for toys from the past using curly-caterpillar letters.


Toys from the Past


With an adult, older brother or sister, read these pages from our non-fiction text (remember, non-fiction means it is real).



Tell an adult, or older brother or sister, the answers to these questions.

  1. Does the dolls’ house look like any that we have in school? What do you think it is made of?
  2. What do you notice about the clothes? Are they the same as yours?
  3. Do the toy army men look like people in the army today?





Warm your fingers up ready for some handwriting!

Finger Fitness Exercise Dances for Kids

The Pencil Grip Rhyme

Next: practice your pencil grip, with the rhyme and these pictures to help.

If you had a triangle grip in your home learning pack, use that to help!



Now we are ready to write some curly caterpillar letters!

Watch the video and practice along on your lined paper, or using the sheet below if you can print it out.


Remember: always start on the line.

Pre-cursive writing - Set 1 - Curly caterpillars



Can you write a label for these pictures using our curly caterpillar and long ladder letters?

You can either print these, using the document on this page, or draw the pictures and write the word underneath, three times.

Remember: make your letters as beautiful as you can.



Challenge: Can you write a sentence about each of the pictures?



Complete page 8 in the CGP ‘Grammar Spelling and Punctuation’ book.