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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Writing - Y2 Week 2

Every day you should do some writing work for about 20 minutes. 

This week's work: ​​​​​(you can do these in any order) 

Day 1 - Handwriting practice

  • Choose something to copy out in your best handwriting. It could be a few lines from a book you are reading, or from your writing in the week.

Day 2 -Creative writing

  • Choose ONE of these writing activities: 
  • Write a letter or an email to a member of your family, tell them about what you have been doing at home and ask them how they are. 
  • Retell one of your favourite stories in your own words.
  • Look at one of the pictures at the bottom of the page. What do you think is happening? Can you write about what you can see, or what the picture makes you think of? 
  • Remember it is really important to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives and conjunctions in your writing, even if you are sending an email. 

Day 3 - Spelling and Grammar work

  • The spelling and grammar activity sheet can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 
  • You can print it and fill it in, or just write the answers in your exercise book.

Day 4 - Creative writing 

  • Finish your writing from Day 2 or,
  • Choose ONE of these writing activities: 
  • Write a letter or an email to a member of your family, tell them about what you have been doing at home and ask them how they are. 
  • Retell one of your favourite stories in your own words.
  • Look at one of the pictures at the bottom of the page. What do you think is happening? Can you write about what you can see, or what the picture makes you think of? 
  • Remember it is really important to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives and conjunctions in your writing, even if you are sending an email. 

Day 5 - Reading Comprehension 

  • This week's reading comprehension can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 
  • You can print it and fill it in, or just write the answers in your exercise book.
  • Remember to answer in full sentences for longer answers. 
  • There are 3 different levels; your grown ups will help you choose the best one to complete. 

 


Creative Writing - Pictures to write about: 

(ideas taken from https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk

The Monsters Ring

© Tony DiTerlizzi (Cover to ‘The Monster’s Ring’ by Bruce Coville, 2002)

Some ideas to write about:

  • What is ‘The Monster’s Ring’?
  • Is the boy wearing it?
  • What is special about it?
  • What has happened to the boy?
  • Which change happened first?
  • Will he always be this way?
  • How is he feeling?
  • What might he be thinking?

 

Jar Life

Credit: Little Oil/ Jhao-Yu Shih

Some ideas to write about:

  • Why is the girl inside the jar?
  • How did she get there?
  • Can she get out? Does she want to?
  • Does she have everything she needs inside the jar?
  • Why is the cat looking at her? Are they communicating? Are they friends?
  • Imagine a world where animals keep humans as pets. Would anything be similar to our world as it is? What would be different?

 

Cliff

 

Credit: Matt Dixon

Some ideas to write about:

  • Meet Cliff. What would you say to him? What might he say to you?
  • What is Cliff like (his personality, his voice, his behaviour)?
  • What does Cliff enjoy doing? Does he like to travel? Does he have any friends?
  • Has Cliff changed over time?/How was Cliff created? 
  • What events has Cliff seen through history?
  • Why is Cliff a good name for this character?
  • Can you create and illustrate any other characters following this theme? e.g. a girl named ‘River’, a lady named ‘Willow’…