Writing sentences

Home learning focus

Learn about the key features of a sentence and use them correctly in your writing.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to help you understand how to write a sentence correctly

  • one video to help you revise the important features of a sentence

  • three activities

Learn

Watch the video below to learn about sentences.

Learn about writing sentences.

Linking words together in the right way makes your writing easy to understand and interesting to read.

When you are writing, words are grouped together into sentences.

Different types of sentence do different jobs. Sentences can:

  • state a fact

  • ask a question

  • give an order

  • express an emotion.

There are a few simple rules you need to follow to make sure your sentences are clear.

1. Sentences need a capital letter at the beginning and a punctuation mark at the end, like a full stop (.), a question mark (?) or an exclamation mark (!).

2. All sentence need to include a subject (who or what) and a verb (a doing word).

3. Sentences must make complete sense all on their own.

Watch this fun clip from Super Movers to remind yourself about the importance of punctuation in sentences.

You could even join in!

Make sure you have some space and copy the moves along with Karim and Hacker.

Learn about sentences with Karim and Hacker.

Practise

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

Activity 1

Check how well you understood the videos by putting the two sentences below into the right order.

Activity 2

Complete the activity sheet. You need to decide which punctuation mark goes at the end of each sentence. Will it be a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark?

Then, write a question sentence about the final the picture.

Either print out the activity sheet or copy out the sentences on a piece of paper, adding the correct punctuation at the end.

Top tip!

A full stop ends a simple sentence: I like cake.

A question mark ends a question: Would you like a piece of cake?

An exclamation mark ends a sentence that shows surprise or excitement: I can’t believe you bought me a cake!

Question mark, exclamation mark or full stop?
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Activity 3

Now have a go at Writing Super Sentences of your own.

You can either print out the activity sheet or write your answers on a piece of paper instead.

Writing super sentences
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