Strictly Speaking

Year 4 have been learning about how to punctuate dialogue in class. We’ve learnt the rules and had a go ourselves. Look below to see our versions of the initial meeting between Om and the Stone Age Boy himself…..

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  1. Hi Mrs Henderson, i’m gonna have so much fun on the strictly speaking today. And also i will have fun!

  2. To my relief,I saw a girl. She was dirty and odd. I was cold and confused. I looked around. The girl said, “What is your name?”
    I replied, “My name is Jack.” I shook hands like friends.
    I asked ,”What is your name?”
    She replied,”My name is Om.”
    Then, Om asked a question, “Do you want stew at my home?”
    I replied, “Yes please.”

    • Suddenly I saw a strange girl in the distance. She was about my age and I slowly walked towards her “Hello!”who are you?” “Hello my name is Om “!
      “What is your name ?”
      “My name is Jack”
      I responded. She grabbed me by the arm and took me to her home. “What a big family”I exclaimed.
      “Sure is” said Om .
      “Why don’t we go to a cave?”said the boy.”

  3. To my relief, I saw someone, a girl she had deep,brown hair and dirty clothes. I felt nervous and relieved because she was the first person I had see all day! As I got closer,I noticed she didn’t look at all like any of the girls I knew. Her eyes were light,brown and she had hands covered in dirt. “Hello,” she said, “Hello” I replied. There was a moment of silence which felt like it took forever! Until she said, “Where are you from?”
    “I’m from England” I replied, she looked quite confused, then she answered, “I’ve never heard of England.” Then I asked “Where am I?” Looking around unusually, the girl answered, “You are in the Stone Age,my home.” I thought about it for a while then I said, “It can’t be! That would mean I went back in time!” The girl stared at me like I had something on my shirt.Then she said,” You sound a bit flustered, Would you like to come to my house and meet my family?” I thought about it for a few seconds. “Yes please.” She answered ” Come! We might be late for supper!” I replied,”Ok!”

  4. To my relief, I saw someone a girl, she was standing quite close to me.She slowly walked towards me, she had ripped clothes dark orange hair and dirty, muddy hands.We stared at each other and she held out her hand to me.I said, “What’s your name?”
    She replied, “My name is Om what’s your name?”
    I replied, “My name is Zach!”
    I gave her a warm smile to show that I was friendly.
    Then I asked, “Where on earth am I?”
    She responded, “I am actually not quite sure!”
    After that, she grabbed my hand ando dragged me of into the distance.

  5. To my relief, I saw a girl but she didn’t look like any of the girls I knew. She crept up towards me slowly tawords me, and for about a muinet I thought she was going to phouce on me! Suddenly,I asked,”wats your name?”She replied. My name is Om!Wat I s your name?” All of a sudden Om gripped my ar and ran on the emerald, green grass to a mysterious place. I asked Om,”were am i?” She and answered. You are at camp you can have food and sleep here for the night. There was a cracking in the dark camp.

  6. Then all of a sudden, I saw a girl in the distance. She walked towards me, she had dark ginger hair with ripped red clothes. The mysterious girl stared at me and I stared back. Her wide hazel eyes stared at me like she had never seen anyone like me before.After a few moments of silence I said, “Hello what’s you name, my name is Luke.”
    Then she replied “Well if you must know, my name is Om.”
    I put my hand out to show that I was friendly and not going to hurt her, I think I did the trick because she smiled at me and I smiled back at her cheerful.
    “May I ask a question?”
    “Go on.” she replied and then I said with wonder
    “Where am I?” On replied
    “I don’t know what this place is called but, I can take you to my family to have some stew and rest?”
    “Thank you so much I would love that!” I said greatfuly. Then she dragged me to the distance.

  7. To my relief, I saw a girl! She had deep brown and sky blue eyes. I felt nervous yet relieved because I thought I was lost. After a few moments, she noticed me and started to walk towards me. When she stopped in front of me she said,” Who are you…?”
    I tried to say,”Who are you?” but she took over and said,”Where did you came from?” but I didn’t reply for a few few moments, but then I said,” I came from Nottingham, when I was wandering in the woods then I found myself tumbling down, down, down.”
    She replied,”Well, your not in Nottingham anymore, you’re in the Stone Age times. Anyway I want to know your name.”
    I said,” My name is Tom. What’s yours?”
    She replied,” My name is Om.”
    Then we had a few moments of silence, then Om asked me,” Do you want to come for dinner?”
    I replied,” Sure!”

  8. All of a sudden I saw,a girl. She had dark,brown hair and dirty clothes. Also she had bright blue eyes. There was a moment of silence until the girl said, “Hello! Who are you?”
    ” Hello. My name is Tom!” he replied.
    He was waiting for a reply
    “My name is Om.where are you from?” she said .
    I’m from London. Where are you from?”he asked.
    ” I’m from the Stone Age ?”
    “What’s the Stone Age?.”
    As they walked closer the girl answered, “It’s normally a place where we hunt and have stew.”
    The boy said,”That’s not normal.We get our meat from a butcher!”.

  9. I don’t think I look like any of the boy’s she knew.
    Then suddenly,it happened.
    “Hello!” said Om.
    “Hello”what’s your name?”replied the boy.
    “My name is Om.”she shouted.
    “Where am I and how did I get here?”said the boy.
    Then we decided to go to Om’s home to eat some stew.

  10. To my relief, I saw a girl in the distance and she looked very strange. Nervously, I walked towards her and offered her a greeting by a hand shake.
    ” Umm…… hello who are you?” said Om.
    “Hello! My name is Kayden! !he replied.
    ” Ummm my name is Om and how old are you?” said Om.
    They stood in silence it seemed like forever until the boy replied!
    “I am 9 years old.”How old are you and where am I?” replied Kayden.
    Om replied ” I’m 8 you are in the Neolithic era of the Stone Age times.”
    Then the boy said,”You don’t look like any of the girls I know.”
    Om replied “Same you don’t look like any of the boys I know.”
    “Can you help me find my home! replied Kayden

  11. Suddenly, I saw a very unusual looking girl.Quite nervously,I walked up to her and gave an offer of a wave.I asked “who are you?” She replied,”My name is Om,what’s yours?” We stood there for a few minutes silently.Om asked,”Do you want to come and meet my family and have some stew?” I replied with, “Now that I think about it I am very hungry so why not?” So we went To Om’s family and it was enormously huge!They gave me some stew and gave me some rest.

  12. She crept up to me slowly towards me,and for about a minute I thought she was going to pounce on me!

  13. All of a sudden,I saw a girl, she looked very unordinary and she didn’t look like any of the girls I knew. Then she stumbled towards me and asked,” Hello. Who are you?” Then I said,” my name is Kaden what’s yours?”
    Then she replied,” Hello, my name is Om.”
    Then there was a moment of silence between us.
    “Where am I ?” Said the Stone Age Boy
    She replied “you are in 4000BC in the Stone Age.”
    The Om took me to her family to eat

  14. Suddenly, I saw a very unusual looking girl. Nervously, I walked up to her and gave an offer of a wave. I asked, “Who are you?”
    She replied, “My name is Om, what’s yours?” We stood there for a few minutes silently. Om asked,”Do you want to come and meet my family and have some stew?”
    I replied with,”now that I think about it,I am very hungry so why not!”So we went to Om’s family and it was enormously huge!They gave me some stew and gave me some rest.

  15. l don’t th,nk think l looked like any of the boy she knew. “Hello who are you ?” Said om. Hello my name is Steve.”rePlied the boy. “My name is Om.”shauted om. “Can l came to your home?” Said the boy. Then we decided to go to Om house.

    • Well done! You worked hard to remember all the speech marks! TIP – Who’s name needs a capital letter?

  16. To my relief,I saw someone, a girl. The girl had a jacket made out of animal skin and had a dirty face. I had a warm, cosy sweater which was as blue as the sky. That’s when I decided to bravely walk up to her and I said “Eeeeeerrrrrr……….hello?” “Hello. What is your name?”she replied. “Do you want to come to my home for stew? It’s really tasty.” “Yes please.” I replied. She tugged me by the arm and soon we were at some camp. “Where are we?” I questioned. “What’s your name I added. “We are at my home and my name is Om.”she responded

  17. To my relief I saw a girl and she was very strange looking. Tentatively, I walk towards her and smiled as a greeting.
    “Hello, my name is Om what’s your’s?” she asked me.
    Then I responded with,”Hello! , my name is Jack thanks for asking.”
    Then we both stood there for a few minutes,nobody said a word.
    Then Om started walking backwards.
    Suddenly,I broke the silence and said,”Where am I?”
    Om replied, “You’re in the Stone Age times,were do you live?”
    I nervously said, “WOW I am and I live in a very big city but I forget what it is called.”
    I also said, “Do you live here? “

  18. To my relief I saw a girl. She was about my age but she didn’t look like any of the girls I knew. and I don’t think I looked like any of the boys she knew.”Hello” said the boy “Hello” replied the girl. My name is Om! Who are you? My name is John.There was complete silence between them. Until the girl said, “come with me I’ll take you to my family,they will take care of you for now.”the boy came with the girl, and what a family it was! The family was very nice to me they gave me stew. The next morning, we saw the fishermen get some fish, one fishermen threw there spears in the water like thunder and pulled it back up and It was a silver fish. We found a rain deer so we hunted and then we start to attack and there wa shelling with spears me and Om didn’t have spears but we yelled anyway!

    • You worked hard to add this to the blog. Next time take more care with punctuation – new speaker = new line.

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