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Write a Thank You Letter

In this worksheet, students practise writing a thank you letter for a present.

'Write a Thank You Letter' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Write Non-Fiction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

People write letters for many different reasons. These days we can send emails and texts very easily so not as many letters are written as in the past, but it is still important to know how to write letters for different situations.

 

When you receive a present it is polite to thank the person who gave you the present. Sometimes you can tell them face to face or phone them up, but many people, especially older relatives, really appreciate receiving a proper thank you letter.

 

Look at this letter written by Sophie to her grandfather.

Dear Grandad

 

Thank you ever so much for the bicycle you gave me for my birthday. I couldn't believe it when I saw it! I have wanted a new bike for ages and it was exactly the make I wanted. How did you know? I have ridden it around the estate and I can't wait to go out on a proper bike ride at the weekend.

 

I had a brilliant birthday. My best friend Kayla came to lunch and then we went ice skating. It was fantastic! We both fell over lots of times but we didn't hurt ourselves. Afterwards we went for a pizza and then Kayla came back to our house and we watched videos and ate popcorn. It was the best birthday ever!

 

I hope that you are well. Mum said that you have to have an operation on your hip soon. I hope that it will help you to get about better. I promise to come and visit you in hospital lots of times!

 

In the meantime I'm sending you a picture of me on the bike that Mum took yesterday.

 

Lots of love and hugs

 

Sophie

xxx

 

Sophie has written a friendly and chatty letter to her granddad. She hasn't just thanked him for the present but has told him why she likes it and what she will do with it. She has also told him what she did on her birthday and has written about him as well as herself. It is polite to ask about the person you are writing to.

Imagine that a relative has sent you a really wonderful birthday present. Write a letter to them to say thank you. Think about the following things:

 

  • Don't just say thank you. Say why you like the present so much.
  • Give some extra news as well. You could write about what you did on your birthday (make something up if you like!) or something else you have been doing.
  • Remember to ask after the person you are writing to. You could ask how they are, or what they have been doing.
  • Don't forget to write in full sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Remember to start your letter 'Dear...' and finish it in a friendly way.

 

Remember that you can look back at Sophie's letter as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

  • Question 1

Imagine that a relative has sent you a really wonderful birthday present. Write a letter to them to say thank you. Think about the following things:

 

  • Don't just say thank you. Say why you like the present so much.
  • Give some extra news as well. You could write about what you did on your birthday (make something up if you like!) or something else you have been doing.
  • Remember to ask after the person you are writing to. You could ask how they are, or what they have been doing.
  • Don't forget to write in full sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Remember to start your letter 'Dear...' and finish it in a friendly way.

 

Remember that you can look back at Sophie's letter as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to 7 marks for the answer.
1) Award one mark if the letter starts 'Dear...' and ends with an appropriate greeting such as 'Love from...' or 'Best wishes...'.
2) Award one mark if the letter includes details about why the student likes the present or what he/she will do with it.
3) Award one mark if the student includes other news as well as thanking the relative for the present.
4) Award one mark if the letter includes an enquiry about the recipient, such as how they are or what they have been doing.
5 and 6) Award two marks if the letter is written in full sentences with capital letters and full stops in the correct places throughout. Award one mark if the punctuation is generally correct but there are errors.
7) Award one mark if the tone of the letter is appropriate. It needs to be friendly and fairly informal but not like a text message.
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