All our learning will centre around Meerkat Mail where we will cover the following genres:
· Non chronological reports
Throughout this we will cover specific sentence types and grammar to develop our children’s knowledge of writing.
In our English lessons we will build up to our final pieces of writing. These writing outcomes will include, descriptive writing, letter writing, information texts, wanted posters and poetry.
Grammar is a hot topic in Year 2! Children this age are expected to understand the following terms, to be able to spot them in their reading and apply them in their writing:
Noun, adjective, adverb, suffix, subordination, noun phrase, past tense, present tense, statement, question, exclamation, command, capital letter, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, compound sentence and expanded noun phrase.
There will be a more detailed focus on handwriting, with children encouraged to form their letters correctly, learn which letters are to be joined and make letters a consistent size. Children will learn to write for a range of purposes including stories, poetry and real events.