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Week Beginning 25th January 2021


Monday the 25th of January 2021


Hello everyone! This week we will be reading and learning about an event over a billion people celebrate around the world. It is Chinese New Year. This year it is on February the 12th and it is the year of the ox. This week we will study the text, answer questions which will need different reading skills and plan our own New Year party! Today is the pre teach where we will learn about Chinese New Year, look at key vocabulary and read the text. Good luck all!

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations.Visit CBeebies at to find even more ...

CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie takes to the street with her family for a parade and firecracker display.Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun games an...

Please click on this National Geographic Kids link to find out which Chinese Zodic year you were born in. I was born in 1977 so I am from the year of the snake!

Pre teach Reading 25.1.21

Mild Reading

Spicy Reading

Flaming Hot Reading

Finally, today there is an event that people celebrate around the world. It is called Burn's Night. It comes from Scotland and celebrates the life and work of a great poet called Robert Burns. Nowadays, Burn's Night is about a group of people coming together to have fun, eat good food and share their favourite poems. Perhaps your family would like to have a Burn's Night party today or later in the week? If you do, please send us a photo and tell us what poems you read and performed!


Here is a link to learn more:


Tuesday the 26th of January 2021

Lo: Retrieval Skills

More information on Chinese New Year Y2s. However, only use the information in the text when answering questions!

Y2 retrieval

Downloadable versions of the texts (Spicy is 1 star, Flaming hot is 2 stars)

Thanks for the Burn's night photos and sharing your poems!


Wednesday the 27th of January 2021

Lo: To justify your opinion

Fortune Tales | The Story of Lunar New Year

Y2 Chinese New Year

Make a poster to persuade people to take part in Chinese New Year celebrations. Try to use the word 'because' and use evidence from the text. E.g. 'come along because there will be delicious food, including noodles, chicken and prawns!'


Mild - include 3 reasons people should come along.

Spicy - include 4 reasons and use the word 'because.'

Flaming hot! - include 5 or more reasons, using the word 'because' and 'so'

Thanks for the super posters!

Thursday the 28th of January 2021


Lo: To use inference skills


Y2 CNY inference

Please have a go at making your own comic strip to describe how a Chinese child might feel around Chinese New Year.


Mild - Try to do 3/4 pictures with captions

Spicy - Try to do 5/6 pictures with captions

Flaming hot! - Try to do 6-8 pictures with captions. Can you do any speech bubbles too??

Downloadable/printable comic strip you could use

Feel free to use this format or make up your own

Great inference skills here Y2!

Friday the 29th January 2021

LO: analyse/create


Please have a watch of the video then have a go at the task below!


Y2 Guided Reading Friday

Mild - please plan your party, including information on food and clothing.


Spicy - please plan your party, including information on food, activities and clothing.


Flaming hot - please plan your party, including information on food, activities, clothing and decorations.

These parties sound like so much fun!