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Writing and Grammar

6.7.20 Creative Writing

Look at the picture below.  Describe the character using noun phrases, power of three and alliteration.



Creative Writing

Quangle Wangle

22.6.20 Functions of Sentences


Watch the Vimeo.  Think about your characters and settings. How will your character make a wish? What could go wrong ?
Plan and write a wishing tale and upload it onto seesaw or email Mrs Sheath or Mr Turner.
I can't wait to read your stories !

Welcome back after half term ! Enjoy Caterpillar Shoes. A Sweet rhyming bedtime story for kids!

We hope you like Caterpillar Shoes, a sweet, rhyming bedtime story about a kindly caterpillar who decides to give his beloved shoes away to his woodland frie...

Talk For Writing Book 3 Rainbows Everywhere !

Pentecost Week 4

Continue with you talk for writing booklets this week. If you have completed these booklets I have attached some additional activities for English below for you to work through until the next talk for writing booklet is available.

Dragons !

Year 2 Spelling Booklet - Please complete one or more activities in this pack per week. Repetition of activities is recommended.

Talk for Writing Booklet 2

The next Talk for Writing work booklet for your year group are ready can be found on the link below.

The people at Talk for Writing would like to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. As a school we have made a donation for using the booklets. If you would like to make a voluntary donation also the information is on the link. You will find the booklets below this information.

We are a Talk for Writing school. Over this time, special Talk for Writing English booklets have been produced for each year group. This week we would like you to work through the booklet for your English home learning task. You can do a little bit each day. You will find the home learning booklet for your year group here:


Please scroll down to find your year group booklet and press download.

Let's get writing

This website has lots of great literacy activities sorted by age.


Week 2 - Plan and write a persuasion text.


Can you persuade your teacher to buy an Easter egg?


Remember to use:


rhetorical questions  

personal pronouns

exciting adjectives






Week 2 - Homophones: there; their; they're

Week 1 - Adding -ing suffix


Practise adding -ing to these words. Remember to drop the 'e' if the word ends with an e. Which words need the last consonant doubling?
















Week 1 - Write a Portal Story


Click on the link below.  Use the picture to help you write a portal story.  Remember to make your opening exciting and use lots of amazing adjectives to describe your characters and setting. Don't forget: your character needs to bring something back from the place they visit when they go through the portal.

Handwriting Practice