Tricky Words Tricky words are words that are difficult to sound out so we learn them from sight. We are working on the pink and brown tricky words in 2nd class, but still need practice with some of the blue, yellow, green and red groups.
Click on the link below to download a PowerPoint with all of the tricky words on it. You can open this on a computer or a phone or tablet once you have the Free Microsoft PowerPoint app on your phone/tablet. When it opens, you can press the presentation icon (see picture below) to fill the phone/tablet screen, then just tap/swipe the screen to go through the words like flashcards.
Why not make your own flashcards at home with the pink and brown tricky words by cutting up an old cereal box or piece of card. You could hide them around the house and have a tricky word hunt, make a double set and play snap, or play a game of last man standing.
Pink Tricky Words saw put could would should right two four goes does made their
Brown Tricky Words once upon always also of eight love cover after every mother father
*** IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO READ EVERYDAY ***
You can access free reading books on www.oxfordowl.co.uk. You can access these on a computer, smart phone or tablet.
Step 1: Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk Step 2: Click on the pink 'My Class Login' button in the top right corner Step 3: Enter your class username and password Username: Ms O'Neill Password: ONeill2020 Username: MsHudson Password: Hudson2020
Choose a book that you can read, here are a list of activities to do before, during and after reading any book, from at home or on Oxford Owl.
Activities to do before reading the book:
Read the blurb and predict what the story is about
Draw a picture of your prediction.
Come up with questions about the cover and your prediction.
See if you make any connections with other stories we have read this year.
Flick through the book only looking at the pictures, talk about what you think the book will be about.
Activities to do during reading:
Make a list of verbs from the story and practice changing them into past, present and future.
Find all the adjectives, can you think of another word that the author could have used instead.
Look out for the speech marks and commas in the story.
Ask questions about the story as you read it e.g. what will happen next, why did the character do/say what they did?
Make predictions, connections and clarify any words you are not sure of
Activities to do after reading:
Make character profiles.
Create a comic book version of the story.
Write a book review, would you recommend it to a friend?
Design your own cover for the story.
Rewrite the ending.
Act out the story using props.
Make a list of words that were new or that you found difficult and practice reading and writing them.
Listening to stories being read is just as important as reading stories. It is a great way to get ideas for our own stories and being able to imagine a whole new world while relaxing.
If you are missing listening to David Walliams books being read everyday in school then we have some good news for you. David Walliams will be reading a new story from his 'World's Worst Children' collection everyday over on his website here.
Practice writing as often as possible. Writing doesn't have to be a story, it can be a recipe, a shopping list, a report, a poem, instructions on how to make a cake, or just a diary of what you have been doing each day.
Here are some ideas:
Keep a diary of what you have been doing over the next few weeks.
Write a report about something you are interested in e.g. animal, person, place. Use DKFindout! to help with your research.
Write the ingredients and instructions of how to make your favourite dinner/dessert.
Write the instructions of how to play your favourite game.
Write an adventure/horror/mystery/funny story and draw pictures to go with it.
Practice your very best handwriting:
Write on the line, use tall and small letters and use finger spaces.
Remember to use capital letters at the start of your sentence, for the name of a person or place, and for the days and months.
Remember to put a full stop at the end of your sentences, question mark if you are asking a question and commas if you are writing a list.
Don't forget to use speech marks to show what someone is saying in a story.