Using commas in lists when writing statements

Home learning focus

To be able to correctly use commas in lists when writing statements.

This lesson includes:

  • a video about writing statements and a video explaining how to uses commas in lists

  • three activities to do at home

Learn

Watch the video below to find out about statement sentences.

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

Now watch this next video to find out about using commas in lists.

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Practise

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

Activity 1: Commas in lists

See if you can complete this quick activity below.

Activity 2: Statements about Antarctica

Watch this short video about Antarctica and then try writing some statements about it.

You can make notes whilst the video is playing to help you

Try writing seven statements about Antarctica

Here is an example.

During the summer in Antarctica the sun never sets.

Activity 3: Writing 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 some punctuation at the end.
  • Include some statements in there too (you can use the ones from activity two if needed).
  • Try using commas to list some of the things you saw. For example: When I first arrived in Antarctica I saw lots of snow, ice and water.
  • Remember to finish your postcard with an ending like 'lots of love' or 'from'.

Where next?

In this lesson you have used commas in lists and written some statement sentences. You have also created a postcard from Antarctica.

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