Learning focus

To listen carefully to a story and demonstrate understanding of the main events.

This lesson includes:

  • a video about comprehension

  • three activities


Find out more about comprehension.

Writing sentences correctly

When you answer questions about a text, you need to punctuate your sentences correctly.

  • All sentences should start with a capital letter and end with a piece of punctuation, usually a full stop.

  • Capital letters should also be used for proper nouns - the names of people, places, months, days of the week, nationalities, languages and so on.

  • Capital letters should also be used when using the word I to talk about yourself.


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

Activity 1: Let's practise writing sentences correctly

Imagine you are introducing yourself on a TV show, the radio or a competition.

Write five sentences about yourself.

  • Make sure you use capital letters and punctuation correctly.
  • Try using the joining word and in a few of your sentences to add more detail.

Here is an example:
My name is Siobhan and I am six years old.
My birthday is in January.
I have a pet dog called Missy and I like taking it out for walks.
I like playing football and play as a goalkeeper for my school.
My favourite subject in school is French.

Activity 2: Writing sentences based on a story

Watch this video and follow the story. Then see if you can write sentences about it below.

You can pause the story at different bits if you need time to understand what is happening.
  • Write five sentences explaining what happened in the story.
  • Make sure you use capital letters and punctuation correctly.
  • Include the joining word and in each of your sentences to add extra detail.
  • Once you've finished your sentences, number them 1 - 5 to show the order that the events happened in.

Activity 3: Let's try some comprehension activities

Click on the box below and see if you can complete the two activities.

  • Start by reading the story on page one, then try answering the questions on the right hand side.
  • Once you've finished, move on to the activity on page two.

If you're not able to print the worksheet, you can answer the questions on a piece of paper instead.

'The Sandcastle' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

Where next?

In this lesson you have learnt about comprehension and reminded yourself about writing sentences correctly.

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