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READING

This week you have a fiction reading comprehension to complete.

 

This text is meant to be read and shared with an adult, so that you can discuss what you have read and talk about any words you find tricky or don't understand. It is not meant for you to read and complete on your own.

 

Read the text carefully and then write the answers to each of the questions, in sentences, on a piece of paper or in a notebook.

The first 5 questions are about VOCABULARY this week.

The next 5 questions follow VIPERS, like we use in class.

 

V= VOCABULARY ( finding the meaning of words in context, other words that mean the same thing)

I= INFERENCE ( 'reading between the lines' and using clues from the text, without the author actually telling us.)

P= PREDICTION ( suggesting what might/could happen)

E= EXPLAIN ( giving details about what has happened)

R= RETRIEVE ( finding the answers from the text)

S= SEQUENCE ( the order of events in the story)

 

( The answers are there for you at the end, and you and your grown up can check through when you have finished.)

WRITING ACTIVITY

Here is your writing activity for this week. I have loved reading your writing each week and seeing how creatively you are thinking! Keep it up Year 2!

 

Remember to think carefully about;

  • your finger spaces
  • your neat handwriting
  • your choice of interesting and exciting vocabulary( use a dictionary or thesaurus if you have one at home, or use an online version)
  •  reading through your work as you write, to check that it makes sense
  • making any changes as you write.

GRAMMAR AND SPELLING 

This week, I am giving you a grammar and a spelling activity.

GRAMMAR

There are 4 different types of sentence; question, exclamation, command and a statement.

Statements: These sentences tell you something. We use them in our everyday conversations. For example: Penguins lay eggs

Questions: These sentences ask you something and end with a question mark. For example: Which penguin is the largest?

Exclamations: These sentences are usually said with a strong emotion, such as anger or surprise . They end with an exclamation mark,

For example: What a fantastic day!

Commands: These sentences tell you to do something. They are found in instructions but can also be urgent or angry and can be very short. .

For example: Stop doing that 

On this grammar sheet, you are looking at question and exclamation sentences.

 

SPELLING

For your spelling activity, I would like you to pick 5 or 6 words from the Year 2 word list that you find tricky. I would then like you to use the different strategies on the spelling challenge cards pdf to practise spelling these tricky words. Practise  a few of these different spelling strategies every day.

Then ask your adult to test you on your spelling of these words at the end of the week. Has your accuracy improved by the end of the week?

(A copy of the Year 2 word list is in your learning pack from the week beginning 14th April.)

 

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