This term in Year 2 we will be focusing on 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.
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!
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!
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.