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Kempsey Primary School

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Week Beginning 15th June 2020

This week we will be finishing our diary entries written from the point of view of Grandad. We are focusing on the picture below, and last week we planned the day when Grandad (you) and Billy went out in the boat. 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Over the next two lessons we will focus on suffixes.  Suffixes are those letters that are added to the end of a word.  These suffixes can change the meaning of the word. Begin by watching the two BBC Bitesize clips which will explain what suffixes are.  If you scroll down, you will find a quiz too.  There are also some on-line games to play which can be found using the Topmarks link.  There is a worksheet which covers the suffixes: y, ful, er, ly.  As part of your discussion, investigate which suffixes can be added to these words: help, look, run and quick. For example, slow can be become: slowed, slower, slowly, slowing, slowest. 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

If you need more time completing the diary entry, then please do so.  This may include further editing, or copying your writing out in neat.  If this is the case, please don't worry about the dictation work.  


If we finish a sequence of writing mid-week, we often use the rest of the week to review the punctuation and grammar taught in year two.  One of the strands set out in the National Curriculum for year two is for the children to write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include the common exception words and punctuation taught.  Attached below are some dictation activities.  Spend a little time with your child reading/creating the sentences and checking their: handwriting, spelling and punctuation (capital letters, full stops, commas, apostrophes, question marks).

Tuesday 16th June 2020

When we are in the middle of the writing process we often find children at different points.  Some will require more writing time, some will need to edit and look at the checklist, plus others will be presenting their writing in neat.  Please use today's session to continue the diary entry from where ever you finished yesterday. If you finish you writing, spend a little time editing.  If you finish editing, why not start copying out your writing in neat. If you finish copying your writing in neat, why not look at the weekly spellings or reading activity for this week. 

Monday 15th June 2020

Begin by looking at the plan you wrote last week and the features of a diary entry.  These are listed below:

  • Time conjunctions to order your writing
  • Feelings – How were you (Grandad) and Billy feeling?
  • Use the pronouns: I, we
  • Past tense: ed words
  • Include the time and date
  • Describe the details: what was it like at sea? What did you see, hear and feel? Apostrophes for possession: for example, Billy’s hand
  • Similes


Continue your diary entry today, looking at the checklist as you write.  If you finish, click on the checklist document and tick off all the examples that you can find. If you have any missing, try to add them in. 

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