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In Term 2 our writing will be centered around the use of figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia and personification) in order to compose and perform riddles and free verse poetry.


Later in the term will we describe and summarise the processes of the water cycle when we compose explanation texts on the subject closely linked to this term's topic, Why does it rain?


The writing skills we shall develop include:

  • Using causal and time conjunctions
  • Manipulating the clauses of complex sentences
  • Developing and linking paragraphs
  • Editing and improving with a particular focus on sentence structure and vocabulary.




In Term 2 will continue to focus on accurate spelling throughout our writing in all curriculum areas. We encourage the children to review their own writing and identify spelling errors, using patterns and spellings they have previously learnt. The children shall be working on individualised word lists based on the high frequency words which they misspell in their own writing. This process is called 'Clued Spelling' and there are related documents below to give you an idea of the resources the children are using.  


At the bottom of our class page there is also a document that explains the spelling patterns your child should know for each year group. You can refer to this to see what they should know by the end of year 4. We have also included the first 300 high frequency words from Key Stage 1 which can be regularly misspelt.

These are words all children should be able to spell by the end of year 4

These are words all children should be able to spell by the end of year 4 1

The first 300 high frequency words