This resource pack provides opportunities for Y2 pupils to develop comprehension and writing skills in preparation for SATs and end of year assessments.
It is part of a collection of resources, covering a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, and includes a model text with questions and answers, plus a fully resourced writing task. A PowerPoint is also provided.
This primary resource pack includes:
- Letter to a friend PowerPoint
With questions for the pupils to consider and prompt for the writing activity
- Letter to a friend question sheets
This includes an example letter between Jeslene and Jordan, and a series of comprehension questions for children to answer
- Letter to a friend answer sheets
Includes answers for the question sheet
- Letter-writing sheets
This printable PDF asks children to pretend they are Jeslene and write a letter back to Jordan, answering his questions and adding any other details you like
- Letter to a friend word mat
With a handy selection of words children may want to include in their letter
- Teacher’s notes
What is formal writing?
Formal writing is often used in academic and business work, and is characterised by a serious tone.
What is informal writing?
Informal writing is similar to a spoken conversation, and is characterised by a more personal tone, and often includes things like contractions, slang and figures of speech.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- To write for different purposes
- Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Writing down ideas and / or key words, including new vocabulary
- Re-reading to check that their writing makes sense ...
- Proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
- Continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as a route to decode words
- Read accurately by blending sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes
- Read accurately words of two or more syllables ...
- Checking the text makes sense to them as they read and correct inaccurate reading
- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
- Answering and asking questions