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Friday 12th June

WALT – assess my own handwriting


Beatrix Potter was an author, illustrator and a poet. Here are 2 poems she wrote. Choose one to copy out.


You can print out one of the Beatrix Potter bordered sheets to use, or use any lined paper and draw your own illustrations.


Then use this checklist to assess your handwriting. You could ask someone else to look too.


Year 2 Handwriting


I can form lower case letters of the correct size relative to one another


I can use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters


I can write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters 


I can start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined



Yesterday you wrote your own descriptions of Beatrix Potter characters. 

Do you remember this line from 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny'? 


'...Peter heard noises worse than ever; his eyes were as big as lolly-pops!'


Describing Peter's eyes 'as big as lollypops' is a SIMILE.

Work through this ppt to learn more about similes.





There is a 2do set on Purple Mash for last weeks one star spellings - ending 'el'.

There was also one for the two star spellings (contractions), however Purple Mash has decided it doesn't let you type in the apostrophe so I have deleted the 2do and instead ask that this week you ask a grown up to give you your spelling test. You can then post these in to your my work area of Purple Mash for us to see too.


*Sorry for the inconvenience grown ups! I'm not sure why Purple Mash has decided it doesn't like the apostrophes - we're working on it.* smiley 


Your new spellings for this week are below.


One star spellings - words with the 'ch' sound spelt tch

Two star spellings -  words with the 'n' sound spelt kn or gn.


There may be words you haven't heard of before or ones that you don't know the meaning of. Please use an online dictionary to find out the meanings of any unfamiliar words and practise putting all your spellings in to sentences, not just using the look, cover, write, check sheet provided.