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Week commencing 13 July - Writing


This week you will be working on description writing.  Go through the slides first, then you have some tasks to complete.

Week commencing 13 July - Reading


Here are your 5 reading comprehensions for this week.  Remember to go back to the text and retrieve the answers.

Week commencing 6 July - Writing


We are learning about onomatopoeia.  This looks like a tricky word but it is said like this: on-a-mat-a-pee-a.  Practise saying that out loud.


First look at the slides, then you can practise using onomatopoeia in your writing.

Week commencing 6 July - Reading


Here are your 5 reading comprehensions for this week.  Remember to go back to the text and retrieve the answers.

Week commencing 29 June - Writing


This week we will begin a new writing topic.  First go through this slide show.

Secondly watch this video:


Finally, complete this description of the pictures:

Week commencing 29 June - Reading


Each week I will post 5 short reading comprehensions, one for each day of the week.  I will also include the answers so that you can check your work when you have finished.

Week commencing 22 June


Here is a video of someone reading The Day the Crayons Quit.  Just click on it and read the letters from the story (just pause the video so that you can read from the screen).  Your task it to make up a new crayon and write a letter from that crayon.  Think about what might have happened to him/her and what he/she might be complaining about.


Week commencing 15 June


This week we are going to focus on writing instructions.  I want you to think about all the new things you have learnt how to do while you have been at home.  I have been learning lots of new things myself.  One of my favourite things to do is to bake so here are my instructions on how to bake buns.



I want you to think of all the new things you have learnt to do and write some instructions so that other people can learn too.  Send me your instructions so that I can have a go.  Remember to use lots of the skills we learnt in our literacy lessons in your writing.  I challenge you to use more spelling, grammar and punctuation skills that I have.

Week commencing 1 and 8 June


Week commencing 11 and 18 May


You will have received your home learning packs for these weeks with lots of literacy work.  Have a go at completing some of the following:-


  • Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes - Mr Whoops has accidentally spelt lots of the year 1 and 2 common exception words wrong.  See if you can spot them and correct them for him.
  • Roll and Spell - I have sent home this game that we use in school so that can practise your tricky word spellings and also your phonics spellings.
  • Read and Respond - I have included lots of writing activities in this pack which you can complete after you have read a book:-
    • Cook up a character
    • Create a comic
    • Make a wanted poster
    • Write a postcard
    • Diary from the point of view of one of the characters
    • Character's feeling
    • Book review
    • Collect exciting words
    • Code breaker.

Remember, these are writing activities, so I am looking for beautiful tall and long letters and maybe even some joins.  I want to see conjunctions being used.  Sensible spelling is also important.  Try to start your sentences in different ways and maybe include the different sentence types we learnt about - statement, command, exclamation and question.  Most importantly, be creative and have fun!      

Week commencing 4 May


This week is book week.  You should have all received your home learning packs through the post with lots of activities in there for you to complete.  We also sent out a book for each of you.  You can do your reading activities about this book or any other book(s) you have at home.  Some of the activities include:-

  • Book review.
  • Find three really good adjectives and use them in your own sentence.
  • Think of a new ending for your story.
  • Compare two of the characters.
  • Dictionary skills - find three challenging words and use a dictionary to find out what they mean.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite character and write about why that character is important.
  • Choose something that happened in the story that relates to you.  Draw a picture and write about that memory.
  • Choose three nouns.  Write them down and draw a picture for each one.
  • Read the first page of your book then write down what happens and predict what you think will happen next.
  • Summarise the story.
  • Draw the main character in the story then pretend you brought that character to school.  Write about what happens.
  • Draw a picture of the main character from the book.  Write four important things about that character.
  • Write a new adventure for the main character.
  • Write the title of your story then describe how it relates to the story.
  • Write down the name of the author.  Using only the letters in the author's name, see how many words you can make.  Do the same with the illustrator's name.
  • You are an author!  Draw a picture of yourself and write a new page.
  • You are the illustrator.  Draw a picture that would fit in the book and write about it.
  • Draw a picture of the setting of your story.  Then draw a picture of a new setting for the book and write why you chose it.
  • Find three verbs.  Use them in your own sentences.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part and write about it.

Week commencing 27 April


In school we did some poetry work and wrote our own acrostic poems about animals.  I challenge you to write an acrostic poem about a member of your family.  Use the letters of their name to start each sentence.  Here's my attempt.  Can you guess who they are about?



Remember to send me photos of your attempts.


Keep up your reading on Bug Club.  If you have forgotten your login details please ask a grown up to email me and I will send a reminder.  

Double click on the bug and it will take you straight to the website.

Week commencing 20 April


In school we studied lots of traditional tales such as The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and lots more.  This weeks writing challenge is going to be all about traditional tales.


Firstly, look at the Gingerbread Man.


I want you to think of a new version of the story and write what happens next.


When you have finished this story, you can choose a different traditional tale and write a new version.

Week commencing 6 April


Here are some Easter literacy activities for you to have a go at.  I have also found some Easter reading comprehensions with answers so that mums and dads can mark them for you.  


I am checking Bug Club every day, replying to your answers to some of the questions and making sure you have enough books in your library.  

Week commencing 30 March



I have updated all the books on Bug Club.  You should all have a set of new books now on your account.  If you run out of books please let me know.  I will be checking your accounts regularly.  Remember to answer all the bug questions.  There are some questions that require an answer to be typed in.  I will be checking these answers and sending you a message to let you know if you've got them right.  Look out for an envelope appearing on your home page.


When you've read a book write a book review.  Remember we wrote book reviews in class.  In case you've forgotten what to include here's an example of one. 



Continue to use phonics play to practise the different sounds we have learnt this year.  Remember at the start of phonics we always played flashcards and tried to beat our score or time.  Make a note of your score or time depending on the game you play and see if you can beat it each day.  Choose a new sound a day to practise.  Remember to also practise spelling the words as well as reading.


I sent home your sheet of tricky words to practise reading and spelling.  Continue to do this each day.  Here are the year 1/2 and 3/4 word sheets in case you have lost yours.


Not coming to school and working from home is very different and something you will always remember.  Why not keep a diary about your experience.  You could write an entry each day or maybe a weekly one.  Write about what you did each day, what went well and what could have gone better.  Don't forget to write about how you are feeling.  When things get back to normal (and they will), you can bring your diaries in to show me.  This is different for everyone and I would love to hear about the things you got up to without me.  Try and use some of the skills we have been learning in class this year so far.


Here's an entry from my diary...

Week commencing 23rd March



All the children have their own username and password for Bug Club, which they can access at home to practise their reading.  I have also put a link to some reading comprehensions, called 60-second reads, on the website on the Year 2 page.  You can access these by clicking on the literacy icon and then look in reading.



Use Phonics Play to practise different phonics games for each phase. 

Access to Phonics Play is free during the school closures, use the login details which are displayed on the homepage.


Children can also have their tricky word spelling sheet and I have already sent home a booklet of spellings for Phase 3 and 5 which they could practise.



Your child could practise their writing by writing a description of one of the characters from their reading book.  They could write their own story or write a set of instructions on how to bake buns or make a sandwich.  They could even write you a shopping list before your go to the supermarket.  I have put an example of a book review on the Year 2 class page under reading as well so that when your child has read a book they can write about it.