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This morning we'll be looking at commas and how they can be used in our writing. You'll probably remember them from Year 2. If not, don't worry, we'll be recapping the rules for one of their special jobs - separating items in a list.


I'll write out a sentence. Can you see what's wrong with it?


The lady collected silver paper hats and clocks.


Not very clear is it? It the paper silver? Are the hats paper? Watch what happens when we put in commas to split up those things;


The lady collected silver, paper, hats and clocks.


It makes it a lot clearer now that the items are split up with a comma. You see how between the name of each thing, there's a comma - except for the last one, where the word 'and' does the job instead. 


Watch this BBC bitesize clip and have a go at the quiz at the bottom:


Once you've done that, see if you can write a sentence using commas to separate the items in these lists. If you get stuck or aren't sure what to do, just like in class, there's nothing wrong with asking for help - just ask your grown up to email me.