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Writing

This term in Year 2 we will be focusing on writing to entertain!

We will be using our known sounds to write sentences that are joined together using a variety of conjunctions. We will be carefully looking at letter formation, spelling and sentence construction in order to give them the confidence to develop their stamina for writing so that they can produce longer pieces of work. We will be teaching the children to become more independent in checking their own work through to spot and correct any errors that they might find.

Over the term we will be learning to write a 1st and 3rd narrative.

A first-person narrative is a way of storytelling through the narrator's point of view. It uses first-person pronouns such as 'I', 'me' and 'we'.

In third-person narrative the point of view, the author, is narrating a story about the characters, referring to them by name, or using the third-person pronouns “he,” “she,” and “they.

Some of our learning this term …

"Understanding Point of View: First Person and Third Person" by Waterford.org

When we read, sometimes we are reading a story from different perspectives. It could be from the view of the main character or watching the book characters as if we were watching a movie!

Poetry - Calligrams

calligram is a poem in which the calligraphy, the formation of the letters or the font selected, represents an aspect of the poem's subject, as in: thin (written in a very thin font), ancient (looking​​​​​​​ crumbling and old) or growth (with each letter written in a progressively larger font size).

We will also be using onomatopoeia!

How to write fun poetry | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching English at KS1, KS2 and First and Second Level. Poet Joseph Coelho explains that poetry is actually very fun and accessible. Exploring onomatopoeia and phonics, he demonstrates how words can simply be fun to say and how these words can be combined to make interesting rhythms and funny poems.

Below is a link to a great website that has daily writing opportunities for all your budding creative writers out there. Why not take a look and have a go at some of the activities! We would LOVE to see some of the writing that you have done at home to celebrate their AWESOMENESS! 

Pobble 365

It begins with a weird, wonderful and/or thought provoking image to inspire all children. There are 365 images to choose from (hence the title of the website), leaving no chance for boredom! The images capture everything from alternative viewpoints of fairy tales, interesting set ups with superheroes, to animals losing their habitats in rainforests and mythical creatures causing madness and mayhem, as well as many many more! The writing opportunities are endless!

If the image itself doesn’t spark a thousand ideas, simply scroll down to use the ready-made activities provided. Use them as they are or as a starting point for something even bigger.

The activities include questions to prompt discussion and 'boring' sentences to improve!  To finish, there’s a story starter to inspire children to create either a short or an extended piece of writing.

When they are writing at home please encourage them to use a tripod pencil grip , to not muddle up capital letters and lower case letters and to have a 'have a go' attitude to spellings!

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