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In English this term, all of our writing will be linked to our Enquiry question, 'How does the past affect the future?'. As part of this enquiry, children will learn about different methods of transport from the past such as Stephenson's Rocket and the Titanic and will discover how they have affected our lives today.


We will be using our class text "The Railway Children" to help us to write a narrative with the purpose of creating suspense and will be writing a newspaper report with the purpose of informing people about the Titanic disaster. After half term, we will be writing a diary entry as if we were a survivor of the Titanic disaster and we will also be writing some instructions on how to build a futuristic vehicle that we will be designing in DT. 


How can I support my child in English?


In Year 2, children need to write sentences that are correctly punctuated with a capital letter and either a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark. If your child is completing any writing at home, keep reminding them to add these if they forget. It is also important for children to form all of their letters neatly and of the correct size and shape. We do lots of handwriting practice in school, but any extra practice they can do at home would be very beneficial.


The children also need to accurately spell all of the common exception words from the Year 1 and 2 National Curriculum spelling list. This list is available in the homework section.