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Willow Bank Junior School

Literacy

How to write a letter

 

 

Today we are looking at the salutation and opening sentences of an informal letter.

Here is the example from the lesson:

Your task today is to write the openings for 2 different informal letters - the opening paragraph or first few sentences.

Remember to write an address in the top right corner, set out neatly and correctly.

Then:

Write the date under the address

Write the salutation - 'Dear..........,'

On the next new line introduce yourself:

  •       Your name
  •       Your age
  •          Where you live or go to school
  •        Short explanation why you are writing

REMEMBER - You are NOT writing the whole letter!

Think carefully about who these letters could be to. 

Can you be creative and write as a character in a favourite book, e.g. Harry Potter to Dumbledore, or a cartoon character e.g. Jerry Mouse to Tom the cat. You might want to write the opening of a letter to somebody you admire - a sportsperson, a Royal, an author, an actor..... Why might you want to write to them?

 

Record your letter openers in your book.

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