Forming letters correctly and using alliteration in writing

Home learning focus

To remember how to form letters correctly and use alliteration in writing.

This lesson includes:

  • a video explaining caterpillar letters and a video introducing alliteration

  • three activities to try at home


Watch this short video about Caterpillar letters. Caterpillar letters are c, f, g, a, q and o.

See if you can form the letters correctly at home

Alliteration is when words start with the same sound. Watch this video to find out more.

Find out how alliteration can be used


Activity 1: Creating caterpillar letters

The video above shows us that caterpillar letters are the letters: c, f, g, a, q and o.

  • Can you write them yourself?
  • Try drawing all of them quite big on a piece of paper.
  • Once you're happy you've drawn them all correctly, try adding caterpillar characters on to them. See how many you can fit inside one letter.
  • You could even try drawing a really big letter and squeeze a whole caterpillar family inside.

Activity 2: Using alliteration in sentences

What do you know about caterpillars? See if you can write some sentences about them. Remember to use description and alliteration. Here is an example (alliteration shown in bold).

-Beautiful butterflies fly gracefully in my gorgeous garden.

See how many you can write. Try to aim for at least three sentences.

Activity 3: Complete the alliteration

Have a go at the activity below and see if you can fill in the missing alliteration.

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