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Week Beginning Monday 13th July

This week there are three spelling and grammar revision sessions for you to work through and a Y2 memories activity to complete. Please work through these sessions at your own pace for example, you may decide it is more beneficial for your child to spend two days on the spelling document. 

 

Session 1 – Spelling revision booklet – complete the initial assessment and then use the different activities to support your child on the words and sounds where they have made mistake.

Session 2 - Grammar revision session.

Session 3 – Spelling and grammar problem solving task.

Session 4 – Year 2 memories activity.

 

Week Beginning Monday 6th July

This week you are going to be writing an alternative ending to a traditional tale. There are five sessions that build up to your writing task. 

Session 1 - An introduction to 'Traditional Tales.'

Session 2 -  Choose your comprehension challenge. You can complete either a 'Jack in the Beanstalk,' 'Little Red Riding Hood' or a 'Hansel and Gretel' comprehension. 

Session 3 - 'Little Red Riding Hood' an alternative version.  

Session 4 - Planning an alternative ending. 

Session 5 - Turning plans into a story.

Week Beginning Monday 29th June

This week you are going to be writing an informal letter. There are 4 sessions that build up to your writing task. 

Session 1 - 'The Day The Crayons Quit' 

Session 2 -  'The Crayon Box That Talked' comprehension

Session 3 - Grammar tasks - focus on spelling, punctuation and sentence types

Session 4 - Planning session

Session 5 - To continue writing, if finished edit and improve - looking for errors in spelling, making sure all full stops are present and improving word choices.  

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

This week you are going to be writing an explanatory text about the life cycle of a frog. There are 4 sessions that build up to your writing task. 

Session 1 - The life cycle of a frog 

Session 2 - Frog comprehension

Session 3 - Features of an explanatory text

Session 4 - Independent writing task

Session 5 - To continue writing, if finished edit and improve - looking for errors in spelling, making sure all full stops are present and improving word choices.  

Week Beginning Monday 15th June

This week you are going to be writing a castle setting description. There are 4 sessions that build up to your writing task. 

Session 1 - Parts of a castles PowerPoint and a diagram to label

Session 2 - Castle comprehension

Session 3 - Build up to writing and grammar tasks

Session 4 - Independent writing task

Session 5 - To continue writing, if finished edit and improve - looking for errors in spelling, making sure all full stops are present and improving word choices.  

 

Week Beginning Monday 8th June

The English task this week focuses on comprehension skills. This English task has been split up into four sessions to make it easier to complete. The first two sessions focus on ‘predicting’ skills and 'inference’ skills. The third and fourth sessions involve using the knowledge gained from the first two sessions to answer SATs type comprehension questions.

Week Beginning  Monday 18th May

This week, as part of your learning in English we would like you to write a letter. With your grown-up please read through the Power Point on 'How to set out an informal letter,' looking at the features of an informal letter in detail. Once you understand the features, we would like you to write an informal letter to a friend or family member about what you have been up to recently. It would be nice if you could post it, if it is safe for you to do so. Please remember to take a photo of it and email it to us on year2@springfieldprimary.net. You could write a letter to your teacher instead and send a photo rather than posting it.

If you can't open the Power Point, here is a word document explaining the features of an informal letter. Page 2 explains the features in detail.

Week Beginning Monday 11th May

The focus of your learning this week is grammar. Below are four sessions for you to work through, at your own pace, all of which are based of the different sentence types. Some children can find telling the difference between questions and exclamations a challenge, as a result of this, attached you will find an extra powerpoint explaining the difference if it is needed. 

Session 2 - Activity booklet

Session 3 - Interactive activities

Session 4 - Challenge

 

Can you write a short diary entry about your weekend that includes all four of the different sentence types?

 

Example:

Dear diary,

Today my whole street came out for a special VE day celebration. After eating cakes and scones there was a challenging quiz. This was followed by a fun game of bingo. Did we win anything? Of course we did. My neighbour Brendan shouted "come and get your prize." I was so proud. What a wonderful weekend that was! 

Week Beginning Monday 4th May

 

This week's home learning task for English is a reading focus. Your English and topic activities  are all based around VE Day celebrations as it is 75 years since World War 2 ended.

 

First of all learn all about VE Day by reading the PowerPoint below.

VE Day PowerPoint

Now choose your challenge from the comprehensions below. There are 3 different levels of comprehension in the Key Stage 1 comprehension file. The level of difficulty is indicated by the star at the bottom of the page. The one star comprehension (the first one) is the easiest to access and the text and questions become progressively more complex from there. The answers are also supplied with this resource so you can mark your work with an adult when you have finished. You may wish to choose the challenge comprehension instead. The answers are also provided for this.

Challenge Comprehension

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

This week’s home learning task is -To write a descriptive setting

The activity involves watching a short clip ‘Something Fishy’ and then completing some tasks that will help towards writing the setting.  Please follow the sessions on the PowerPoint and use the worksheets provided to complete the tasks.

We are really looking forward to reading your pieces of descriptive writing so please send us a photograph of your completed work.

Week Beginning Monday 20th April

 

Please look through the power point on apostrophes for possession then complete the worksheet. Please use the word document for the tasks - 2 pages and use the PDF document (no need to print off) to mark the work together with an adult - using pages 4 and 5. Please ignore pages 3 and 6. Remember neat handwriting when you are writing out the sentences. There is an extra recap if you want to challenge yourself but this is optional, you can try a few slides or work through them all. For the answers not to appear, you will need to view this on slide show view.

Week Beginning Monday 13th April

Please complete the reading comprehension 'Chicken Life Cycle'. There are three different documents so you can choose your own challenge, they get progressively more difficult. 

You can mark your work with an adult when you are finished.

 

To help you keep improving your handwriting, below are some practice sheets. Stay focused on which letters are ascenders and descenders and try to work on your letter formation. 

 

This document lists the 5 different types of comprehension questions that are asked to children in year 2. Could you incorporate these into your daily reading time?

Week Beginning Monday 6th April

 

Your English work this week is based on your RE task which can be found under the Topic Star. You have been asked to carry out an Easter craft activity. Once you have created your Easter master piece, use the PowerPoint and resources below to remind yourself how to write instructions. You are then to write a set of instructions to explain how to make your chosen Easter craft piece. Check your work at then end and edit it before marking it with your adult. Use the Instruction Writing Checklist word document to go through your work with your adult. See how many marks you can get out of 10 for your writing and pick a target for you to improve your writing next time. If you have misspelled any words in your work when you check it with your adult, practise learning these this week alongside your usual weekly spellings.

 

There are some extension tasks available should you find you have finished all of your work and you want to do more!!

Use these resources to check and mark your instruction writing with an adult

Week beginning Monday 30th March

 

Please use the PowerPoint to consolidate work on the different word types and then complete the activity.

 

 

Ongoing Spelling Practice

Learn to Read and Spell These Common Exception Words

Here are your spellings to practise. You can choose 10 or challenge, practise for a week then have a little test!
Week Beginning Monday 13th July
Week Beginning Monday 6th July
Week Beginning Monday 29th June
Week Beginning Monday 22nd June
Week Beginning Monday 15th June
Week Beginning Monday 8th June
Week Beginning Monday 18th May
Week Beginning Monday 11th May
Week Beginning Monday 4th May
Week Beginning Monday 27th April
Week Beginning Monday 20th April
Week Beginning Monday 13th April
Week Beginning Monday 6th April
Week Beginning Monday 30th March

Trafford Library

Audiobooks and Storytelling

Oliver Jeffers' Story Time

on Instagram @oliverjeffers - 6pm daily. Previous ones are on Youtube.

@morestoryglory

A new Instagram page, that has TV presenters, actors and ordinary parents telling stories on it, to camera. It is designed specifically to help parents to cater for their kids at home. It aims to develop literacy, strengthen vocabulary, lower stress and engender positivity.

Read Write Inc

If your child is currently completing the Read Write Inc scheme at school, it would be beneficial for them to continue to practise their phonics at home. Children should focus on the set 3 speed sounds. They are currently on grey level.

 

Read Write Inc are offering are a range of free support so that children can continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom. This will include a ‘phonics spine’ of 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, 28 Ditty practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows. These free resources will all be added to the Read Write Inc. page on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming weeks, and we’ll continue to update you as they become available.

 

What’s available now? Take a look at Oxford Owl for Home where we now have 14 free Read Write Inc. eBooks (click on the ‘eBooks’ link underneath ‘Read Write Inc. Phonics Guide for Parents’), plus lots of guidance for parents and carers: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

 

 

Daily Lessons on YouTube and Facebook 

Learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics during School Closure
 
Daily lessons for children
We are excited to announce that from Monday 23rd March we are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
 
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

We will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.

A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
 
Parents can sign up to either our Facebook page  or our YouTube channel.

 

 

Films for parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on their website and YouTube channel.

The YouTube channel will be redesigned shortly to help parents find the films easily.

We will add a parent film to Facebook every day.

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