year 2 english

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autumn blocks

2 units

children explore feelings of anger and loneliness through painting, drawing, making/playing musical instruments and dance. working together, they develop ideas about how we can help ourselves to feel better.

wellbeing: umbrellas and rainbows

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!

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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