In English this term, all of our writing will be linked to our Enquiry question, 'How do we express ourselves?'. As part of this enquiry, children will learn all about the life of Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist who expressed herself through painting self-portraits.
We will be using our class text "Giraffes can't Dance" to write a narrative that explores how people express themselves. We will also be using our other class text "Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos" to help us to write a biography all about Frida with the purpose of informing the reader all about her life. Finally, we will be using an explanation text to explain everything we have learnt during our enquiry and to answer the question "How do we express ourselves?".
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.