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Church of England First School


Ronald the Rhino writing using the writing skills and reading comprehension activities

Handa is in for a big surprise. I wonder what it will be!

The children have done amazing writing all year. It would be so helpful for your child to keep practising so they cement their skills and learn further. These skills are vital in their writing journey throughout school and life. The children read and sequence the story to help with writing. After the children begin to use their clever writing skills to retell the beginning, middle and end of the story. Your child is used to checking there work and they are expected to show a skill at least once in a piece of writing.  


Children are going to use their learned skills to retell the story. If your child is consistently applying all the skills accurately they can move on to the next criteria. Do not rush your child as it is vital they are secure and confident before moving on. I would be pushing the children to try and attempt the next skills as well as making sure tricky words (outlined in the link) are spelt correctly.  

Harry and the Dinosaurs go on Holiday


The children have enjoyed their reading throughout the year. This really helps with developing their imagination for creating their own stories in Y2. Also reading exposes children to new and learned words which helps and improves writing skills. (Reading and writing go hand in hand). 


I have attached a number of short texts.  Can you support your child to become more independent in reading and understanding text so they are able to answer questions about what they have read. Start with verbal explanation then can they begin to record there understanding in full sentences.