Useful websites for Y2
https://www.ictgames.com/ – maths and English (they have a school closure leaflet with recommended games). We have used this site in our maths lessons.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – picture prompts for writing activities (story, inference, spelling, punctuation and grammar). We have used this site in our reading sessions.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk – maths and English. We have used this site in our maths lessons.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – phonics and spellings. We use this in our phonics sessions. Focus on Phase 5 and 6.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Creative-Writing-Prompts.pdf – writing prompts. We recommend the following prompts…20, 17, 14, 13, 12 and 11.
Ideas for writing – these can be written in your free writing book
No more than three big writing activities a week. It is a good idea to plan the activity before writing (just like the children do in class and for The Big Write).
Write a letter to your teacher, your best friend or a family member
Write instructions for a game you might play – it could be a game you make up yourselves
Write a recipe of something delicious you might make
Write instructions for an Easter craft item
Write a poem about spring or Easter – use some poetic features (acrostic, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, repetition). Your poem could be a riddle.
Rewrite a story you have read
Make up a story of your own. Think about where it will be set and who the characters will be.
Write a non-fiction report about a topic that interests you…sport, the weather, water, oceans, planets, animals (to name a few).
And finally…read, read and read some more!!
Check out the Year 2 Writing Workshop PowerPoint on our webpage for Year 2.
Also on our webpage: http://www.st-josephs-upminster.net/meet-the-teachers-year-2/
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation mat, Writing Ingredients, Reading Recipe, Maths Vocabulary, IPC homework sheet and Curriculum Maps.
Mrs Partridge and Miss Noll