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Wednesday 14th October WALT write a sentence

Today's task is to think about how you improved the sentence yesterday, and have a go at writing your own sentence for the pictures making them a good as you can by:

*using a capital letter and a full stop

*using an adjective to describe something in your sentence

Don't forget you can email any work that you have completed or bring it to school on Thursday when we are back at school!!

Tuesday 13th October WALT improve our sentences

Have a look at the pictures from the story and the accompanying sentences. Can you think of any ways to improve them? Maybe you could add in an adjective (describing word) to make the sentence better? Does the sentence have a capital letter and full stop?

Have a go at changing the sentences to make them better. Remember they still need to make sense!

How could we improve  this sentence what adjective could we add?

The story starts in a messy park.


Now you try changing the sentences.

Monday 12th October WALT make sentences

Today you will be presented with a sentence that has been mixed up. You need to unscramble to the sentence using the picture as a clue. 

Friday 9th October 2020 WALT Identify the tense of verbs.

Today we are going to learn about tense. A verb is a 'doing' word. It tells us what someone or something is doing, or has done. A verb in a sentence can be one of three tenses. Present tense tells us what is happening right now. The past tense is used to describe things that have already happened (e.g., earlier in the day, yesterday, last week, three years ago). The future tense is used to describe things that have not yet happened but they are going to happen (e.g. later in the day, tomorrow, next week).


In our Zoom lesson today, we learnt about these tenses and practised using verbs in sentences to describe the action in the picture. (Check the 'Past_present_future_verbs' powerpoint below to recap.)

We also talked about how we say each verb in the past tense. Regular verbs always end in the grapheme 'ed'. But these letters can make different sounds at the end of the word. E.g. "played" ends with a /d/ sound; "hopped" ends with a /t/ sound and "shouted" ends with a /ed/ sound. But look! All of these words end with the letters 'ed'. Can you remember this in your writing?


Have a go at the two activities below. Activity 1 - Sorting regular verbs based on the sound the 'ed' makes.

Activity 2 - sorting words into their tense.

You could also do a bit more learning about verb tenses by watching the BBC Bitesize clip and playing the game and the quiz.


(There are some 'naughty' verbs that do not follow the rule of adding 'ed'. The word changes completely. Can you think of any? Some examples are in Activity 2. We will be looking at these in class over the next few weeks.)

Thursday 8th October 2020 - WALT Form capital letters.

Today (Thurs 8th) in our first Zoom lesson we discussed how to write a sentence. We talked about how we know when one sentence ends and the next begins. Two important things to remember are a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end of each sentence.

Practise writing capital letters for all the letters of the alphabet. Use Activity 1 if you need a little help remember what the capital letters look like. On this sheet you can see all the lowercase letters in alphabetical order. The capital letters are mixed up. Can you find the correct capital letter and write it in next to the lowercase?

If you are feeling confident, use Activity 2. Here you need to remember what the capital letters look like and write them in next to the lowercase letters (that are in alphabetical order).

Purple for push.... Feeling super-smart? Then get a plain piece of paper and have a go at writing the letters of the alphabet in order (capital letter and lowercase). Remember to leave finger spaces!

e.g. Aa   Bb    Cc.....

Wednesday 7th October  WALT orally retell the story

Today we'd like you to have a go at retelling the story 'the Disgusting Sandwich' from the beginning to the end. You could make some stepping stones across the floor with some language prompts to remind you what to say. I have created 9 language prompts - see picture below.

In this story there are some repetitive phrases, the main one being, "I can't eat that it's disgusting!" Make sure when you tell the story you remember to include this phrase.

The children should know the story quite well, but don't worry if they can't use all the language prompts. You may wish to reduce them and use the four steps we covered in the zoom yesterday. So that would be a retelling of:

The characters

Where the story takes place

The start of the story

What happens to the sandwich

The end of the story

Good luck everyone. If you could record these and upload them we'd be very happy to watch them.


Tuesday 6th October WALT create a story map

Today you are imagining the story like going on a journey on a road. Firstly you will need to draw a picture of a road across your page. Then at the start of the road you need to draw a picture of what happens at the start of the story. It's a good idea to look at the end of your road and draw a picture for the end of the story. For the rest of the road you can draw pictures for the different events that occur throughout the story.

For example, you might want to draw the sandwich in the pond, or the sandwich being ridden over, or the sandwich falling into the ants nest.

Year twos - Please add some key words for each of your pictures to remind you what you have drawn!

We will work through this lesson on zoom tomorrow so please bring it with you to the zoom meeting where we will hear about the maps and what you've drawn.

Monday 5th October WALT 'box up' a story

Watch the video of the story then use the planner to think about different parts of the story and 'box it' into different sections. For example, who are the characters in the story? Where does the story take place? What happens at the start of the story? What happens to the sandwich? What goes wrong? How does the story end? When you are finished feel free to email us with your completed planners.

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