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Start keeping a diary.

 “… the National Literacy Trust found that pupils who keep a diary are almost twice as likely to write above the expected level for their age.”

You can start from today.

If you have a blank notebook that would be great otherwise you could attach pieces of paper together and make your own book.

Write the day and date at the top of the page.   i.e. Friday, 24 April 2020 or 24.4.20

You could update your diary as you go through the day.  i.e.   

Friday, 24.20.20

This morning I got up at 7 o’clock*. First, I went downstairs for breakfast.  I had an egg on toast with a glass of cold milk.  Then I cleaned my teeth and got dressed. At 9 o’clock I did the Joe Wickes work out. Then I washed my hands and had a drink. Next I did some maths. I learned to count on a number line.  After that we had lunch and went for our daily walk. When we got back I wrote some of my diary and then I was allowed to watch some TV. We had my favourite dinner which was spaghetti Bolognese. Finally, I went to bed at 7 o’clock in the evening.

*(here is a chance to practise reading the time* -preferably on an analogue clock at first.

Give your child a word bank of common words that they would need for their diary.

i.e.  first, next, after that, then, finally ,

morning, afternoon, evening, tomorrow,

breakfast, dinner,  walk, exercise , Joe Wickes,  washed

Keep the words on a piece of paper that your child can look at each day.  You can add new words to it when they come up.