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Year 1 and 2 Literacy

Monday 6th July- Friday 10th July

 

Over the course of this week, we are going to use what we have learnt over the last year to support us in writing our own monster stories. We are going to do a first draft of our stories using the

After we have written our stories, we are going to spend time independently editing and improving them, and, with an adult, thinking about our 'next steps', which will also help us to edit and improve our stories. When we are independently editing our work we should be checking our capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, letter formation, reading what you have written and not what you want it to say to check it makes sense and you have sounded words out correctly, and vocabulary choices. With an adult's support, you could try to improve your story by adding expanded noun phrases, alliteration, newly learnt vocabulary, sentence openers, question marks, conjunctions (words such as and, but, because that join two sentences together), common exception word spellings, alternative grapheme spellings, handwriting (letter formation, ascenders and descenders) and added detail and explanantion for the reader.

 

This is your chance to show your adult everything that you have learnt this year. It is your chance to be a real author and show off! If we have time, we might even make ours into real books and illustrate them too. I would love to see your final stories!

Monday 29th June

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 20 /ur/ as 'ir' Revision

Can you read the words?

Open Unit 20 /ur/ as 'ir' Lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ir/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word. Can you include an adjective?

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ir/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 20 /ur/ as 'er' Revision

Remind yourself of the grapheme we were learning yesterday /ir/. Can you read the words?

Open Unit 20 /ur/ as 'er' Lesson

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab if there is one appears. Please note, not all sounds have a video.

Click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /er/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Write a sentence containing that word. Can you include an adjective?

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /er/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words and written sentences containing these words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st July

 

I am learning to sequence stories.

 

Re watch the reading of ‘The Deep Dark Wood’ and join in with parts that are now familiar to you. Can you add sound effects - for example on words such as growls and howls. Can you tell the story in no more than five sentences?

 

Look at the 'ordering sentences for The Deep Dark Word' word document below. The sentences from the story are in a muddle. Can you cut them out and put them in the right order?

 

Do you know any other books that are similar to The Deep Dark Wood? It reminded me of The Gruffalo?

 

Have a look at 'story 2' word document below. This is a story that is familiar to you. Read each strip to work out what the story is and see if you can put these in order too.

 

What other stories can you think of that are similar to The Deep Dark Wood. Have a go at filling in the 'comparing stories' activity below.

Thursday 2nd July

 

I am learning to sequence sentences to write a short story.

 

Look at the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf’s point of view by watching the video on the link below. What might be his version of events?


 

Create a storyboard of eight images inspired by the short film watched. Over today and tomorrow, write simple sentences for each image to tell the story from the wolf’s point of view, based on the video just watched.  

Friday 3rd July

 

Continue your story board and sentences from yesterday. Remember your capital letters, finger, spaces, full stop and letter formation. You could even add in expanded noun phrases if you want to be extremely clever! 

Monday 22nd June

 

Over the next few weeks, after many requests from the year 1 children in school, we are going to be looking at the book The Deep Dark Wood by Algy Craig Hall.

 

I am learning to say sentences out loud to help me to write them down. 

Look at the images of dark woods (see resource sheet) can you imagine what would live there. Have a discussion with your family about your own experiences of woods and your knowledge of traditional tales/familiar stories that feature dark woods.  

Go on a local walk and see if you can collect some twigs, bark, leaves, fir cones, and moss. Use the newly collected resources to create an imaginary wood scene. Imagine what lives there and what sounds that they can hear. Can you verbally complete a sentence that describes the deep, dark wood and/or sentences about what they can hear/what might live here? Can you improve the sentence? Maybe you could use some new vocabulary, or some alliteration or expanded noun phrases. Use the sentence openers for support if needed.

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

I am learning to write sentences to describe a place. 

Think about your favourite and most effective varbal sentence from yesterday. Today you are going to write it down. As an added challenge, especially for the year 2s, see if you can use the conjunctions 'and' or 'because' to join two of your sentences together. Remember to use the literacy support materials to help you. 

Wednesday 24rd June
 

Watch the video of myself reading ‘The Deep Dark Wood’. Ask your adult to stop it on several occasions for you to predict who the little girl might meet next. What other scary creatures can you think of? Discuss words such as ‘chops’. What sounds might you hear at certain points in the story. Discuss the twist at the end. Collect describing words used to describe the creatures in the wood. 

The deep dark wood (part 1)

Still image for this video

The deep dark wood (part 2)

Still image for this video

Thursday 25th June

 

I am learning to use question marks. 

Think about the little girl’s best friend -the monster. Can you think about some questions that you would like to ask this person? Come up with at least three questions. 

Look through the questions poster below to remind yourself how to use question marks.

Write down at least three questions that they would like to ask the monster from the story. Remember, these must begin with a capital letter and end with a question mark. 

Friday 26th June

 

I am learning to write sentences to describe a character. 

If you could have a monster best friend what qualities would they have and what would they look like? Draw a picture to show how your monster friend would look.

 

Think about what your monster looks like, where it lives, what it does, what it eats and why the monster is your best friend.  Using the appropriate writing frame below, write a description of your monster using the image you have drawn.

Challenges, especially for year 2- Can you use a question at the end of your work. Can you use expanded noun phrases with a comma used in the correct place?

 

Extra support work

 

Complete the grammar game 'Making Sentences', 'Sentence Punctuation' and 'Using And' on Bugclub.

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