Because the activities below were developed for students in the U.K., it uses some language specific to their school system. For example, KS1 refers to Key State 1, corresponding to children ages 5 to 7; KS2 corresponds to children ages 7 to 9. QCA stands for Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, which is the regulatory body for public school examinations. PSHE refers to personal, social and health education, a topic in the national curriculum.
Letter writing is an essential skill. Despite the prevalence of emails and text messages, everyone has to write letters at some point. Letters of complaint, job applications, thank you letters, letters requesting changes or making suggestions the list goes on and on. Encouraging children to write letters from an early age will improve their communication, social and handwriting skills, and teach them what they need to know about writing and structuring letters.
I loved this about letter writing, my grandmother (Gogo) used to write to me all the time, I loved getting letters in the post and I had penpals too, one of which is my bestest friend still today. I love getting letters in the post, it truly does brighten your day when amongst the bills is a letter hand written filled with news and fun things that the other person has been up too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, I do love reading your blogs and getting to know the other girls on your facebook page. I am in Aylesbury, England
Hard to believe the small world, but one of my most favorite pen pals in my life EVER lives in Aylesbury. Her name is Rachel she makes baked things and sells them at the market on Saturdays I think. We were pen pals for years, then we started going to each other’s houses.
Here''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a whole bunch of stationery for you including many styles of writing paper for sending had written letters to friends and family, as well as some handy list pads like to-do lists, reminder notes, shopping and grocery lists etc. These can all be printed out for free with your home or office printer.
These pages are made special for kids that are starting to learn to print. They have large space between the lines and a guideline to show character height as well as cute pictures to help make learning fun.
Find below our collection of Christmas writing paper and frames for kids. Use them at home, in the classroom, or at Sunday school - for thank you letters, stories and essays, writing practice, and of course letters to Santa!
This pretty writing paper is perfect for all Christmas writing projects. Perhaps children could write their own version of the Nativity story?
When is the last time you wrote or received a letter? Not a bill or a sales letter, a real letter from a person who cares about you.
A survey has found that one child in ten has never even written a letter, and the trend continues to grow with lightning speed. Letters are becoming obsolete, just like typewriters, tapes, records and many other things. However, there will always be the nostalgic types who hold on to them as a matter of principle and love. Who’s a better fit for the picture of these sentimental souls than writers?
I can’t wait to use your writing journals and alphabet journals. These are exactly what I have been looking for for my Kindergarteners.
In the age of email, telephones, faxes and all the other modern communication advances it''s extra special to receive a hand written letter in the mail. and even nicer when it''s on beautiful writing paper!
Since these have a spring / summer theme they are perfect for keeping in touch with friends and family by snail mail through those months. I also like using them during the winter because sometimes we could all use a friendly reminder that feeling the warmth of sunlight on our faces and inhaling the scent of freshly bloomed flowers is just around the corner.
If you’re a reader, chances are pretty good that at some point in your life you’ve read a book that changed you, shook you, kept you up late, stayed with you for weeks. In the past year, I decided to start sending letters to those authors of mine, letting them know the impact they’ve had. It seemed a small trouble to go to considering all I got from their writing.
So I thought I would share some of the guidelines I used to write those letters, in case any of you are looking to send out some “fan mail” of your own. I’ve outlined 10 tips below, but keep in mind that these are guidelines that are supposed to ease any anxiety you might have over the process – authors are like rock stars to readers, after all, which can be squee-inducing to the faint of heart – not rules you “must follow.”