Year 2 English

Select Your Block

Back in Lockdown? Materials making it easy to provide personalised teaching and stimulating, fun learning at home are available in these Autumn Blocks: 1. Traditional Tales, 2. Imaginary Creatures, 3. Information texts: Pets, 4. Instructions: Cooking, 5. Classic Poems: Lear. Short video about Lockdown materials

Also see TA/Tutor activities specially designed for groups of children needing adult support.
Remember - our tailored Catch-up Writing Tasks can help to address any gaps in learning.

Blocks can be Fiction, Non-fiction or Poetry and each contains 4 or 5 units of work: 2 units are SPaG focussed, at least 1 is extended writing. Texts are indicated or provided.

Autumn Blocks

Fiction 6 Units

Explore fables including The Frog and Scorpion, Ant and Grasshopper. Write dialogue between grasshopper's indignant sister and cruel ant. Look at compound sentences and write a fable.

Traditional Tales and Fables: Explore Brilliant Fables!

Non-fiction 4 Units

Be inspired to write letters with fantastic excuses by J.P.N. McHennessy. Describe an adventure based on Dear Teacher by Amy Husband. Study sentences with different forms.

Letters and Postcards: Excuse Letters

Poetry 5 Units

Use these quirky poems from The Rainmaker Danced by J. Agard as a stimulus. Poems like ‘On the run from colours’ & ‘Rooms’ provide forms & contexts for terrific imaginative writing.

Poems by the Same Poet: J. Agard: The Rainmaker Danced

Fiction 5 Units

The Bear and the Piano and Flat Rabbit stimulate creative writing. Use coordination and subordination to extend sentences, learn about past/present tense.

Fantasy: Just Imagine

Non-fiction 5 Units

Share beautifully illustrated books about pets: Dogs and Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett, and reference texts. Write, using expanded noun phrases and sentence punctuation.

Information Texts: Pets

Poetry 5 Units

Using Lear’s celebrated poetry, including The Owl & the Pussycat, children are stimulated to write & explore nouns, adjectives, prepositions, & expanded noun phrases.

Classic Poems: Poems of Edward Lear

Fiction 5 Units

Drawing on classic picture books, sequence plots, study description and noun phrases, learn progressive forms of verbs and write stories based on The Sand Horse.

Familiar Settings: Imaginary Creatures

Non-fiction 5 Units

Get cooking with The Children's Step-by-Step Cookbook. Explore recipes, use commas for lists and investigate sentence types. Write new recipes for a class cookbook.

Instructions: Cooking

Poetry 4 Units

Evocative and humorous poems about families are used to stimulate reading, discussion and writing poetry. Learn use of apostrophes and comparative/superlative adjectives.

Poems on a Theme: Poems about families