Year 2 Reading and Spelling activities
Your spelling words for this week are adding -ed, -er, -ing and -est to a root word ending in -y with a consonant before it. The rule is that you must change the 'y' to an 'i'. When adding the suffix -ing, the 'y' remains
For example: copy .......copier, copied, copying
When we return to school we will be reading different fairytales and our class book will be 'Rapunzel'. As part of this, I would like you to look at the book (pictures below) and discuss the answers (writing them down) with your adult.
- What is the name of the author and illustrator?
- Which characters can you see on the front cover?
- What do you think the story will be about?
What do you already know about fairy tales? What sort of characters might you find in a fairy tale? Can you think of a problem in a fairy tale you know and talk about how it is solved?
- How does the illustrator make Rapunzel stand out on these pages? Think carefully about her use of colour!
- Rapunzel is trapped in a shed by a witch. True or false?
- Why do you think the witch visits every day?
- Can you describe the witch in three words?
- Art opportunity: Try drawing or painting some trees and leaves in the same style as Bethan Woollvin.
- How does the witch climb into the tower?
- Can you punctuate this sentence accurately? “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! called the witch
- Is there anything funny or amusing on these pages?
- How does Rapunzel feel about having her hair cut and snipped? How do you know?
- Why is ‘snip’ written like this? How should it be read?
- Why does the witch cut Rapunzel’s hair?
- How do you think Rapunzel spends her days?
- What would you do if you were trapped in a tower?