Using one-armed robot letters when describing
Home learning focus
To understand how to correctly form one-armed robot letters and use them when writing labels and descriptive sentences. This lesson includes:
a video about one-armed robot letters
an introduction to describing words
three activities to do at home
Watch this short video below to find out about one-armed robot letters.
One-armed robot letters are: b, h, k, m, n, p and r.
They always start by going straight down, up and over. Most of these letters have a curve, except for the letter k.
You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.
Activity 1: Finding one-armed robot letters
Take a piece of paper and draw seven big boxes.
- At the top of each box, write a different one-armed robot letter.
- Go on a hunt around your house or garden and see how many items you can spot that contain each letter.
- Write each item down in the boxes as you go.
- Once you've finished, try and think of some words that contain more than one one-armed robot letter and write them down. See if you can write five. Here are two examples to get you started: nature and milk
Activity 2: Making a poster
Imagine you're making a poster for a missing monster.
- First decide what your monster looks like.
- Then draw a picture of your monster.
- Add labels to the different parts of the monster to describe its features.
- Try and include at least six labels on your monster and see if you can use multiple describing words together.
Here are some examples:
Seven long, pointy fingers.
Thick, greasy, blue hair.
Once you've finished, read through your labels and circle or highlight all the one-armed robot letters.
Activity 3: Writing sentences about the monster
Use your poster from activity two to write a paragraph describing your monster. You have already labelled your drawing so you can use these labels to create sentences. Try to create five sentence all together.
- Make sure you use capital letters and full stops in your writing.
- Be sure to include adjectives (describing words).
- You could also describe how your monster behaves; what it eats, what it drinks or what it likes to do.