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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Lesson 1

WALT: use an exclamation mark at the end of sentences.


This week we are looking at the book 'Superkid' by Claire Freedman.


To watch a reading of the story click the link below


Who is the hero of the story? 


There is quite a lot of these in the story - what are they?



They are speech marks - they show when a character is talking and what they are saying.


Have you seen an exclamation mark before?



Do you know why they are used?


An exclamation mark is used to show when something is surprising or forceful. It helps make the meaning of the sentence clear.


You can find more information here:



Today, we'd like you to write a sentence or two in a speech bubble and use an exclamation mark at the end.


Can you think of something Superkid might exclaim? Have a chat with your grown up.


You could look at the images below and write a speech sentence to match each one.





Don't forget to say your sentence out loud and chop up the words to sound them out.


Check your work, have you started with a capital letter? Remembered finger spaces? Finished with an exclamation mark?


Grown ups - You could use this power point we are using in class to support with this lesson.