Using capital letters and full stops when writing postcards

Home learning focus

To be able to correctly use capital letters and full stops when writing statements in a postcard.

This lesson includes:

  • a video to help you write statements

  • a recap on capital letters and full stops

  • three activities to do at home


Watch the video below to find out about statement sentences.

See if you can spot all the different statement sentences in the video

Sentences must always end in punctuation, usually a full stop. They must also begin with a capital letter.

For example:

My name is Eddie.

Today is Tuesday.

I can't wait to be able to go to the park.


You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.

Activity 1: Let's write statements

Try and explain what a statement is to somebody at home. You can watch the video again if needed.

Once you've done this, try writing three statement sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

For example:

My name is Madeline.

Activity 2: Exploring Antarctica

Watch the short video below about Antarctica.

Try making notes of interesting facts about Antarctica

Write four statements about Antarctica based on information that is in the video. Remember to include capital letters and full stops.

For example:

Antarctica is the coldest continent in the world.

Activity 3: Let's write a postcard

Imagine you've been Antarctica too. Write a postcard explaining what it was like there.

  • Decide who you're writing the postcard to. It could be someone in your family, a friend or even your school teacher.
  • Make sure all your sentences include a capital letter at the start and the correct punctuation at the end.
  • Try to include some statements in there too (you can use the ones from activity two if needed).
  • Remember to finish your postcard with an ending like 'lots of love' or 'from'.

Where next?

In this lesson you have tried writing statement sentences and created a postcard from Antarctica.

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