Spelling/ phonics focus this week is adverbs, that are useful to know how to spell and make writing more interesting to read. Have a chat to your parents about which ones you know and which ones you could practise. Children, you could challenge yourself to practise some all by yourself and surprise your parents?
This week we would like you to begin a diary. Remember how we read the dairy of Samuel Pepys, we are very lucky that he wrote a diary so that we know what it was like at the time of the Great Fire of London. Remember all the information we learnt for our class assembly and how important a diary is for the future?
Can you imagine what it would be like to read a diary from a Year 2 child explaining what it is like now during the Corona virus time? In 100 years time, someone might read your diary and know what it is like, how cool is that?
You could explain how you felt on the day we left school. What you do each day, what it is like learning at home. What does it feel like not being able to do the things you normally do? Have you started doing any different things. How are you helping others at home or outside? You could try to use some of the spellings below.
If you have a notebook, write it in there or draw pictures of what you are doing and how you are feeling. We can look at them when we come back to school.
Continue to read on a daily basis. I have been reading a book called Return of the Railway Children by Lou Kuenzler. It is a sequel to a book called The Railway Children, which I read when I was your age.
Complete the game on Grammar Bug with a focus on suffixes. These are a group of letters added to the end of a word to make a new word, eg. wonder-wonderful, hope- hopeless. Begin at stage 1, then see whether you can get to stage 3! Remember, we have been learning about suffixes in school so stage 1 shouldn’t be too challenging for you.
Stories, songs and activities, are now available on YouTube and Twitter for children and loved ones to enjoy!
They know there is a lot of concern and worry about the time ahead for all of us, especially for our young children isolated at home from friends and families. They hope these stories and songs will make the time enjoyable, entertaining and educational for the children and their families.