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Today's focus is using long ladder letters in your writing.

There are 3 activities, you can choose to do as much or as little as you would like.


Activity 1:Let's create some long ladder letters


  • Create six big boxes on a piece of paper (you can draw these or fold the paper in to six sections). If needed, ask someone to help you do this.
  • Draw a long ladder letter in each box. Try to make them big enough to fill half of each box.
  • Next to each letter, draw and write the names of items that start with that letter. For example, j - jacket .


Activity 2:long ladder letters at home

Take a look around your home and see how many items you can spot that contain long ladder letters.

Try and find four items for each letter and write them down.

Here are some examples.

  • - p ug
  • - batter y
  • elevision


Activity 3:long ladder letters in writing

Watch the short video to remind yourself about who Christopher Columbus was and why he is famous.

Write five sentences about Christopher Columbus in your best handwriting.

Remember to use capital letters at the start and full stops at the end of each sentence.

Once you finished your sentences, circle all of the long ladder letters you've used.




Watch the video for Using related facts: Week 3 lesson 3 on


Complete the questions to go with it on the worksheet in your workbooks.

There are other related activities you could practise on ...

Wider curriculum (History)


Continue to choose tasks that you would like to do, in preparation for celebrations on Friday.

Choose one (or more than one!) of these activities each day, preparing for some celebrations on Friday.


  • Create an invitation for the celebrations - can you design a poster with a red, white and blue theme?
  • Look at what children would have worn for celebrations in the 1940s, can you plan your party outfit for Friday?
  • Research some wartime songs that they would have sung at that time. Learn some ready to sing on Friday.

  • Research some wartime dances such as the Lindy hop and have a go at learning one. 

            Bitesize Dance party in the 1940s

  • Research ration recipes you could make. Make a menu card for party food you could make and eat on Friday.
  • Make some party food using rationing recipes.

  • Listen to Winston Churchill’s speech to the country that he gave on VE day. How would it have felt to listen to that speech live? Who is Winston Churchill and why is he famous? Create a short fact file about him.

  • Make some bunting to decorate your house or garden. Here are some links about using things at home to make bunting.

            BBC Great British Bunting

  • Create a VE day medal using different materials you have around the house.
  • Make some British party food to share with your family.

           Street party recipes

  • If you like drawing, have a go at designing, and perhaps even making, your own VE day medal, like these: