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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

SHOULD - Writing

SHOULD homework is expected to be completed each week, this will happen after the MUST homeworks are completed.

Homework is provided in three tiers - each child will only receive the tier that is appropriate to them. Generic wording is included below for information only, it may change over time. Also, each child's assigned tier may change over time, for example, if writing improves in class, therefore, it is essential that each child opens their assignment to check if there is a different message each week - it also helps us know who has opened the assignments each week.

Watch the video on the Homework page if you are unable to access Microsoft Teams - LINK.

If you would like to know how to support your child with writing (including spelling) homework, please visit our support page - Writing Support at Home link.

TIER 1

Please complete the Year 2 English IXL task specified in the Teams Assignment. IXL LINK

Please remember to sign in before completing the task.  Try to reach a score of at least 90 on this – if you can master it by reaching a score of 100 – even better!  Please do not spend any longer than 30 minutes on this task.  If you make a mistake, read the screen carefully as it will explain where you went wrong and help you the next time to get a question like this.

Log in to the child's Teams Assignment to see the new IXL link each week.

Tier 2

Please complete the Year 3 English IXL task specified in the Teams Assignment. IXL LINK

Please remember to sign in before completing the task.  Try to reach a score of at least 90 on this – if you can master it by reaching a score of 100 – even better!  Please do not spend any longer than 30 minutes on this task.  If you make a mistake, read the screen carefully as it will explain where you went wrong and help you the next time to get a question like this.

Log in to the child's Teams Assignment to see the new IXL link each week.

Tier 3 - Developing Writing

Please take a look at and then have a go at one of the writing tasks in the grid below.

You could do your writing in your pink homework books. You may wish to show it to your teachers to celebrate your homework achievement, however, you do not need to hand it in as the work will not be marked.

Book Review

Have you a read a good book lately?  Write a book review to help encourage other people to read the same book.  Your review should include:

A brief introduction to what the book is about – but don’t spoil the story!

The name of the book and the author.

What makes the book so great?

Who you think would enjoy the book – e.g. is it for anyone, children only, people who love animals.

Diary Entry

Pick an event or day recently that you would like to write about.  It doesn’t have to be a school day — it could be something from the weekend.  Write a diary entry talking about the day – you could include talking through the day in chronological order, describing what you did and how it made you feel.

Letter Writing

Write a letter to your teacher, an old friend or a family member that you haven’t seen recently to let them know about your recent time off school during the Christmas Holidays.  You could talk about what you got up to and say what your favourite day was and why you liked it so much.

CREATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE 4 - Playmate (SPRING TERM)

At the beginning of the story, we see a little boy and his best friend a toy robot.   One year later and the boy has grown tired of his little friend.  Although the robot tries to please the boy, it seems like he cannot do anything right and the boy begins to ‘mistreat’ him.  
 
One night, the boy has a nightmare and in the dream he is saved by his little robot friend.  It is then that he realises that perhaps he isn’t so bad after all.

Your challenge (pick from below) - 

  • The opening quote is attributed to the creator of Toy Story.  Are the children able to draw any similarities?
  • Discuss the moral/meaning of the story.
  • Write dialogue for the characters.
  • Map the boy/robot’s thoughts and emotions through the different stages of the film.
  • Retell the story in 1st or 3rd person – decide how to signify the dream sequence.
  • Write a story about the robot going on his own adventure. 
CREATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE 5 - Light (SPRING TERM)

A short, three and a half minutes, film about a young inventor called Charly and her robot assistant Bob-e.  The opening of the film sees Charly try and fail to produce a new eco-friendly generator.  It takes many attempts and a little help from Bob-E in order to get the machine running.

Your challenge (pick from below) - 

  • Track the characters' feelings through the story and use 'show, don't tell' to describe them.
  • Describe Bob-e.
  • Design own robot helper.  Do they have any special features/tools.
  • Write dialogue between Charly and Bob-e
  • Create a diary/journal in role of Charly
  • Write a news report detailing the events from the point of view of someone who witnessed it but doesn't know about Charly. 
  • Create a formal letter of complaint about Charly and her 'strange' helper from one of her neighbours. 
CREATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE 6 - (SPRING TERM)

Jimmy loves his tree house.  It holds many special memories for him.  When Jimmy has to move to the city with his family it's a sad day for the both of them.  Tree House decides to do something about it.  

Your challenge (pick from below) - 

  • Setting descriptions showing the differences between the city and the countryside. 
  • Diary in role of Jimmy detailing the events in the story. 
  • Internal monologue for the tree house. 
  • Design you own tree house.
    • Explain how to build a 'good' tree house. 
    • Give instructions for building a tree house. 
  • Construct a tree house. 
Creative Writing Challenge 1 — Taking Flight (autumn Term)

 

After being dropped off with his 'boring, old Grandpa' one boy's dismay is turned into a thrilling adventure through the power of a shared imagination, a 'Radio-Flyer' and a story telling Grandpa. When Dad returns will the fun be over? 

 

Your challenge - Describe one of the adventures in detail.  Start with the line, "I was travelling in the 'Radio-Flyer; when... "

Creative Writing Challenge 2 — The Way Back Home (autumn term)

A young boy builds himself a rocket and sends himself off to Space.  He lands on a far away planet.  His spaceship breaks down, a friendly alien lands and he breaks down too.  The little boy parachutes to earth to get some tools to fix the ship.  He gets back by way of a huge ladder, fixes the machines and then they both fly off.
 

 

Your challenge – write a holiday brochure page for their destination.

 

Creative Writing Challenge 3 — Little Boat (autumn term)

 

A little, red boat is launched.  We don't know who by or where but it sets off on a journey.  

 

Your challenge - Write the dialogue between the 2 monkeys on the boat or between the soldiers.

 

IXL Tasks SET

Spring Term 2022

Date set Tier 1 Tier 2
07/01/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.4 Identify commands

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Articles

QQ.1 Use the correct article: a or an

14/01/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.5 Choose the right end mark

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Verb types

NN.1 Use action verbs

21/01/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.6 Statement, question, command or exclamation?

Year 3 Writing Strategies

Organising writing

U.1 Put the sentences in order

28/01/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.7 Who, what, when, where or why?

Year 3 Writing Strategies

Linking words

W.1 Use conjunctions

04/02/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.8 Is it the naming or action part of the sentence?

Year 3 Writing Strategies

Linking words

W.2 Use subordinating conjunctions

11/02/22

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.9 Find the complete sentences

Year 3 Writing Strategies

Linking words

W.3 Identify time-order words

18/02/22

Year 2 Vocabulary

Nouns and adjectives

V.1 Complete the sentence with a noun to match the picture

Year 3 Writing Strategies

Linking words

W.4 Use time-order words

Autumn Term 2021

Date set Tier 1 Tier 2
17/09/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences 

DD.10 Complete the sentence

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Adjectives and adverbs

RR.4 Identify adjectives

24/09/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.11 Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Nouns

LL.3 Identify nouns

01/10/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Nouns

EE.3 Select the nouns

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences, fragments and run-ons

KK.1 Is the sentence a statement, question, command or exclamation?

08/10/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Nouns

EE.3 Identify nouns in a sentence

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences, fragments and run-ons

KK.7 Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence

15/10/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Verbs

GG.1 Complete the sentence with an action to match the picture

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Verb Types

NN.2 Identify action verbs

22/10/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Adjectives

KK.3 Identify adjectives

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Adjectives and adverbs

RR.3 Identify the adjective that describes the noun

05/11/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Capitalisation

OO.1 Capitalise the names of people and pets

Year 3 Reading strategies

Informational texts

T.1 Read and understand informational passages

 

12/11/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics 

Capitalisation

OO.1 Capitalise the names of people and pets

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Capitalisation

UU.3 Capitalising the names of places and geographic features

19/11/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.1 Identify statements

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Prepositions

SS.1 Select the best preposition to match the picture

26/11/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.2 Identify questions

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Prepositions

SS.2 Select the best preposition to complete the sentence

03/12/21

Year 2 Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

DD.3 Identify exclamations

Year 3 Grammar and Mechanics

Subject-verb Agreement

OO.1 One or more than one?