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Week of 11/05/20



Friday 15th May
WALT: Answer comprehension questions

Today, you have been set quite a few 2Dos on Purple Mash. You don’t need to do all of them. Read below for more information about your tasks.


Spelling Test

  • One Star Spelling test: Spell words with the /l/ or / əl/ sound spelt –le at the end of words
  • Two Star Spelling test: spell words with the /r/ sound spelt ‘wr’ at the beginning of words


Reading (You only need to read one chapter and complete one quiz)

  • One Star Chapter: ‘Ned and the Jungle Animals
  • One Star Chapter Quiz


  • Two Star Chapter: ‘Henry the Elephant
  • Two Star Chapter Quiz



First Task


Your first task today is to log on to Purple Mash. You will find your spelling quiz for this week has been set as a 2Do for you.


Next, choose your spellings for this week. The one star spellings are common exception words (choose these if this is an area of your learning you are still working on.)

The two and three star spellings are words with the /ʌ/ sound spelt o. (mother, brother, another)


Make sure that you practise your spellings for our test next Friday.

I have made a word search to see if you can find all of your spellings. Make sure that you know what they all mean.


You could challenge yourself to write a paragraph using as many of this week's spelling words as possible.


Look at these fantastic paragraphs written week by Lera and Avelyn including all of last week’s spellings.


Lera's Paragraph:


Avelyn's Paragraph:


Main Task - Reading


Your main task today is to read a chapter from one of the books you have been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash. Then, you need to answer the quiz questions (separate 2DO) that go with that chapter.  You only need to choose ONE to read. If you enjoy the first chapter you could carry on reading the book and have a go at the other activities on Purple Mash.


Purple Mash has lots of free EBooks, each with quizzes and activities for every chapter. If you click on ‘Serial Mash’ on the home page it will take you to all of their books. Year 2 is Diamond level but you could try Emerald level too.




Thursday 14th May

WALT: Write a diary entry as James Henry Trotter


Today, we would like you to imagine that you are James Henry Trotter.

Use the planning sheets to help you plan and then write your own diary entry about the day you met the incredible insects.


Listen to Chapter 11 and then read the PowerPoint. 

Chapter 11 of 'James and the Giant Peach'

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Diary Entry Plans and Checklists - Choose the star you feel most confident with



Wednesday 13th May

WALT: Infer the thoughts and feelings of a character

For today's lesson please read chapters 9 and 10 of your 'James and the Giant Peach' book or listen to the video. 

Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

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Once you have read the chapters, work your way through the PowerPoint and choose your star task. 




Tuesday 12th May

WALT: Write an advertising poster

Chapter 8 of 'James and the Giant Peach'

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World’s juiciest peach! The hugest peach you will ever see!


Today, we would like you to create a poster to advertise the giant peach. Work your way through the PowerPoint for ideas on what to include in your poster.  Your poster needs to be eye-catching and make as many people as possible want to visit the peach. 

What to include in an advertisement poster

You can create your poster on plain paper OR you can use the 2Do I have set on Purple Mash.

Make sure your poster is bright, bold and eye-catching


There is also a one, two or three star checklist for you to choose from. Have a look at them and see which one you think you can challenge yourself to.


We can't wait to see your posters.



Monday 11th May
WALT: Use ‘er’ and ‘est’


We hope that have enjoyed the story of 'James and the Giant Peach' so far. Last week we listened to chapters 1-5.


Listen to Chapters 6 and 7 of 'James and the Giant Peach'. You could listen to the video you listened to last week or you could listen to me read the chapters in the videos below. If you have your own copy of the book, you could read along with me. 

Chapter 6

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Chapter 7

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In today's lesson, we will learn how to add 'er' and 'est' to adjectives. Work your way through the PowerPoint.

Solstice Superlatives!

Can you spot all of the superlatives in this video? Remember that superlatives are adjectives that end in 'est'


Have a look at the worksheets and then choose the star level that you feel most confident with. You can print the sheet out or type directly into it. Please save your work in your 'My Work' folders on Purple Mash. 



Quiz: Comparative or Superlative?