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English Learning

Reading - Thursday 2nd April

 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

Writing - Thursday 2nd April

 

As this is our last English activity before the Easter break we wanted to give you an Easter themed task. This is linked to the Easter Story told by Christians all over the world. This is why Easter is celebrated across the World, especially by Christians. 

 

We would like you to read the Easter Story on the attached Powerpoint. If you do not have PowerPoint on your computer, these can be often read on phones and iPads. If you are still unable to access this you could watch the Easter story short video on the topic learning from yesterday (however that is a slightly different variation to the story).

 

Activity 

Once you have read the Easter story on the PowerPoint, we would like you to create a comic strip for this story. There are three options for how you could do this using the attached document. 

 

  • Use the first sheet in the document. Read each part of the story and draw a picture to match each part. If you do not have a printer you could simple copy this out onto plain paper. 

  • Use the second sheet in the document. On this you will need to order and write each part of the story. This way you will also be practising your writing skills. Remember to use the neatest handwriting and to make your sentences interesting! You could also do this if you do not have a printer, as you could draw your own comic strip template. 

  • Alternatively you could cut the pieces of writing up from the first sheet and order and then stick these on your second sheet.

 

Lots of options. Choose one which best suits your ability. Remember to draw lovely neat pictures and to talk about the Easter Story.

Reading - Wednesday 1st April

 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

Writing - Wednesday 1st April

We hope that you made a good start with your newspaper report yesterday! Today we would like you to continue and finish this piece of writing. Spend some time looking back at your plan and the ideas that you haven’t written about yet. 

Please remember to use a pencil and try to remember all of the points on the writing checklist below. We have learnt about all of these and would encourage most of you to remember these when writing. You could also look back at the example from yesterday to help give you some ideas for today. 

 

We have attached a high frequency word mat. If you would usually use this in school please use this to also help at home to check your spellings! Also you will see the link below to calming music, this might help you to concentrate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZYbU82GVz4&t=2215s 

 

When finishing your writing today we would encourage you to check through your work and make sure it all makes sense. Remember to make any corrections or add any extra bits to make your writing even better. You can then draw a colourful picture to go with your newspaper report e.g. someone putting a rainbow in their window or doing Joe Wicks workout in their living room!

When you are finished, perhaps you could read your writing aloud to someone at home like a real news reporter! We are sure that your writing will be fantastic and definitely worth sharing! :) 

 

Year 2 Writing Checklist

● Neat handwriting - Remember the size of your letters

● Conjunctions

● Exciting words

● Capital letters (Beginning of sentences and for names!)

● A range of punctuation (. , ! ? ’ )

● A range of sentence openers

● Contracted words

● Possessive apostrophes

● Suffixes (apply these spelling rules correctly)


 

Reading - Tuesday 31st March

 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

Writing - Tuesday 31st March

We hope that you created a great plan yesterday for your newspaper report. Today you will begin writing your newspaper report and you will need to use the template from your pack. You can check which one this is on the link below or print it if you do not have it. Alternatively, write on some lined paper with a pencil.

 

Before Writing

Below you will see an example paragraph I have written. We would like you to look through this and pick out all the good features. You will see that these have been highlighted in green. Talk to your grown up about what is good about these bits. We would then like you to write similar paragraphs for your newspaper report. You may like to ‘magpie’ some of these ideas but remember to use all of your brilliant ideas from your plan! 

 

STOWMARKET NEWS

CARING COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Across the world there have been a lot of big changes happening and in England, many people are now working and learning from home. How different it feels!  During this time, there have been some fantastic acts of kindness happening and a strong sense of community. Thousands of children have been painting and drawing bright, colourful rainbows and displaying them in their windows for others to see. Have you spotted any? Yesterday, Emma Jones from Stowmarket proudly told us “I’ve loved painting my rainbow and seeing others do the same because it cheers people up and reminds us that we’re all in this together!” 

 

What we would like you to do today?

You will need to write your newspaper name e.g. Stowmarket News or Abbot’s Hall News in the top box of the news report sheet and then your catchy headline in the second box. We would then like you to write the first two sections/paragraphs that you would like to talk about. Tomorrow we will finish the writing and draw a picture to go with it. Use a pencil and try to remember all of the points below. We have learnt about all of these and would encourage most of you to remember these when writing. 

We have attached a high frequency word mat. If you would usually use this in school please use this to also help at home! Remember that you all wrote a super newspaper report for the stolen jewels when we read ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’ so impress your grown ups with your fantastic writing skills!

 

To help concentrate you might also like to put some calming music on like we do at school:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZYbU82GVz4&t=2215s

 

Year 2 Writing Checklist

  • Neat handwriting - Remember the size of your letters

  • Conjunctions

  • Exciting words

  • Capital letters (Beginning of sentences and for names!)

  • A range of punctuation (. , ! ? ’ )

  • A range of sentence openers

  • Contracted words 

  • Possessive apostrophes 

  • Suffixes (apply these spelling rules correctly)

 

Reading - Monday 30th March

 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

Writing - Monday 30th March

 

Being at home for families has been a very strange time but it has been lovely to see so many people in our communities doing lots to help others and to brighten up everyone’s day. We would therefore like you to think about this for your English learning this week and to take on the role of being a news reporter to report on all the good things people have been doing. 

 

What are people doing to help in the community and across the world while people are staying at home?

 

You might have already heard about lots people have been doing during this tricky time, including thousands of children painting and drawing rainbows for their windows to make people smile, Joe Wicks has been delivering a free PE session each morning to help families keep active, a lot of people across the country came outside at 8pm last Thursday to applaud the nurses and Doctors, half a million volunteers have offered their help to the NHS etc. There are many other things people have been doing to help and we would like you to report on this.

 

What we would like you to do today? 

 

Spend some time talking with your grown up about things you could report on in your newspaper writing tomorrow. Look through the links below that we have found. These are great examples of news reports that people have already written about the kindness in our communities. 

 

Spend some time writing your ideas down, you could do this as a brainstorm or using post it notes. Write down words, phrases and ideas (do not write sentences as this point). Look at the example Mrs Flory has done below - I'm sure you will have many more ideas! 

 
  • You could also look at any good sentences or words that you like from the news reports linked below. You could magpie these ideas and use them in your writing tomorrow. 

  • You might also want to come up with a catchy headline for your news report. 

  • Look out of your windows to see if you can see any rainbows or report on anything you know people in your road may have done to help (for example Mr Flory went to the shop for our elderly neighbour to buy her some food, Mrs Flory also left some daffodils on her friend’s doorstep to make her smile). 

  • You could even interview your grown ups to see what they think about this kindness and put this quote on your plan ready to use in your writing.   

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52060436

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52039778

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51953553

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51904789

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