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Week 2

Monday 30th March 2020


Suffixes: adding -ing and -ed


Parents: In year 2, the types of spellings and spelling patterns that children are expected to know continues to increase. As well as further ‘common exception words’ (words that don’t follow the usual rules but are used regularly), there is a whole series of spelling patterns and rules for children to learn.


One of the methods which works well is ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ – as the title suggests, children are encouraged to look at the word, say it out loud, cover it up, have a go at writing it and then check if it is correct. Having two or three tries means they can correct any errors.


  • These words look at how the ‘e’ at the end of some verbs is removed when ‘-ed’ or ‘-ing’ are added.
  • These words look at how the ‘y’ at the end of some verbs does not change when –ing is added, even though it may change when –ed is added.

It is important that children understand how to apply the rule to all words, not just those on this list.

Tuesday 31st March



Today's task is a reading activity. Carefully read the story 'Saving Easter' and answers the questions based on what you have read. Remember to take your time when reading the story and use your skimming and scanning skills to find the answers within the story.


Note to parents:
The story and questions have been differentiated 3 ways, chose the appropriate level for your child based on their reading skills. 


This will give you an indicator of what level activity to complete based on their Bug Club reading books.

1 star - red, yellow and blue.

2 stars - green, orange and turquoise.

3 stars - purple, gold, white and lime


Answers for the questions have been included.

Saving Easter Story and Questions

Wednesday 1st April

Good Morning!


Hope you all enjoyed reading yesterdays story, Saving Easter. Good job the Easter Bunny had some kind and helpful friends to rely on!


Today I would like you to read through the story once more and create a story map.


Use pictures to represent the different parts of the story, making sure you sequence the events in the correct order. Remember that your story map must show the beginning, middle and end of the story. Once you’ve drawn all your pictures, add key words onto your map.


I'm sure you will all create some fabulous story maps! laugh


Note to parents: Please see the Story Map template provided. You can print this template out or draw your own onto plain paper.

Story Map Template

Thursday 2nd April


Bore da Caernarfon!


So yesterday you were busy little bees creating story maps of the story 'Saving Easter' and I'm sure they were all fantastic! 


Today, I would like you to use your story map to retell the story. Once you've written your story, add pictures to go with it.


Don't forget to use capital letters and full stops.


I look forward to reading your stories once we are back in school yes