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Year 2 Revision: Reading and Writing - Level 1

In this worksheet, students revise the Year 2 reading and writing objectives.

'Year 2 Revision: Reading and Writing - Level 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Revision

Curriculum subtopic:  Year 2 Revision

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

In Year 2 you will have learnt a lot of new things in your English and Literacy lessons.

 

This worksheet goes over some of the reading and writing objectives so you can see what you know and what you still need to practise.

When we read longer words it helps if we can break them down into syllables.

 

A syllable is a chunk of a word, a bit like a beat in music. Listen to the words below and clap along with the syllables.

 

This has two syllables.

 

This has three syllables.

 

 

Now read the word below and decide how many syllables it has.

 

carpet

one syllable

two syllables

three syllables

Sometimes the same letter or group of letters can make different sounds. Read the words below and listen to the sound clips.

cat
city

 

The letter c makes different sounds in these words.

 

Read the words in the list and tick the one where the c sounds the same as in city.

carpet

cell

camel

cap

When we read it is important to read the whole word carefully and not just guess at a word from its first few letters.

 

Read the word below and then listen to the sound clip.

hungry

 

The word you heard is different from the word you read. They begin the same way, but the second syllable is different.

 

Read the word below carefully (sound it out if you need to) and then listen to the sound clip. Is the word you heard the same as the one you read?

 

paddle
The two word are the same.

The two words are different.

The next four questions are all about the story of 'The Princess and the Pea', an old fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. You might need some help to read the story through first, then try to read it again on your own before you answer the questions.

 

 

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The Princess and the Pea

Once upon a time there lived a young and handsome prince who was looking for a wife. He wanted to marry a real princess so he travelled around the world to find one.

Lots of young women pretended to be princesses because they wanted to marry him, but he knew that they were not real princesses, so he went home again and was very sad.

One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door. When they opened the door they saw a girl with soaking wet clothes standing there. She claimed to be a princess but she did not look anything like one.

The prince's mother had a plan. She went to the spare bedroom and put a pea on the bed frame, under the mattress. Then she put another twenty mattresses on top of that one and asked the girl to sleep there.

The next morning she asked the girl if she had slept well.

"Oh no, I slept very badly," said the girl. "There was something hard in my bed and I couldn't sleep at all!"

So now they knew that she was indeed a real princess. Nobody else would be sensitive enough to feel a pea through twenty mattresses! The prince and princess were married and lived happily ever after. 

 

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Now that you have read the story, see if you can put the different events into the right order.

Column A

Column B

1
The girl turns out to be a real princess.
2
The prince goes home without a wife.
3
The prince starts looking for a wife.
4
A girl arrives at the door.

Look at the beginning of the story of the Princess and the Pea again.

 

Once upon a time there lived a young and handsome prince who was looking for a wife. He wanted to marry a real princess so he travelled around the world to find one.

 

 

Fairy tales are often about princes and princesses, but we can also tell that it is a fairy tale because of the type of words that are used. Which words tell us that we are reading a fairy tale?

once upon a time

he wanted to marry

he travelled around the world

When we read new stories we often come across words that we don't understand. Look at the part of the story again where the girl arrives in the storm.

 

One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door.

 

 

You might not know the word rapping, but by thinking about the rest of the sentence you can work out that it must mean the same as knocking.

 

In the same sentence there is the word startled. What do you think it means?

tired

surprised

happy

sad

When we read a story we are not always told what the characters are thinking, but we can often work it out from what they say or do. Look at the middle part of the story again.

 

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One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door. When they opened the door they saw a girl with soaking wet clothes standing there. She claimed to be a princess but she did not look anything like one.

The prince's mother had a plan. She went to the spare bedroom and put a pea on the bed frame, under the mattress. Then she put another twenty mattresses on top of that one and asked the girl to sleep there.

 

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Did the prince's mother believe that the girl was a princess when she arrived at the door?

She believed the girl.

She didn't believe the girl.

We need to be able to read for all sorts of reasons, not just to read stories. Look at the recipe below.

 

 

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Ingredients

50 g butter

100 g chocolate, broken into small pieces

100 g cornflakes

3 tablespoons golden syrup

12 cupcake cases

 

Method

  1. Put the butter, chocolate and syrup into a saucepan and heat gently.
  2. When the mixture is melted, stir in the cornflakes and mix everything together.
  3. Put spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.
  4. Leave the cakes in the fridge until they have set.

 

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A recipe book is a type of information book. Recipes have special features that help us to find information quickly and understand what to do.

 

Why does the recipe have a photograph at the top?

to fill up the page

to make the page stand out

to help us see what the cakes will look like

Look at the recipe again.

 

 

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Ingredients

50 g butter

100 g chocolate, broken into small pieces

100 g cornflakes

3 tablespoons golden syrup

12 cupcake cases

 

Method

  1. Put the butter, chocolate and syrup into a saucepan and heat gently.
  2. When the mixture is melted, stir in the cornflakes and mix everything together.
  3. Put spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.
  4. Leave the cakes in the fridge until they have set.

 

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Recipes are really instructions, because they tell us what to do. Find the word that means 'What to do' and write it in the answer box.

When we write, it is important to prepare ourselves before we start.

 

 

Josie is writing a recount of her holiday in France. What tips would you give her?

Write down important words before you start.

Plan each sentence in your head before you write it down.

Do both of these things.

Josie has now finished her recount and is reading it through to check that it makes sense. One sentence doesn't make sense and needs correcting. Can you spot which one?

 

We stayed in a pretty village by a river. One day we went for a bike ride in the river. My brother fell off his bike and nearly fell in the river. I loved the French food, especially all the cheese and bread. It was delicious!

We stayed in a pretty village by a river.

One day we went for a bike ride in the river.

My brother fell off his bike and nearly fell in the river.

I loved the French food, especially all the cheese and bread.

It was delicious!

Josie also needs to check her work to make sure that she has spelt words correctly and punctuated her sentences with capital letters and full stops. Look at her writing again.

 

We stayed in a pretty village by a river. One day we went for a bike ride in the river. My brother fell off his bike and nearly fell in the river. I loved the French food, especially all the cheese and bread. It was delicious!

 

All the words are spelt correctly, but has she used capital letters and full stops properly?

She has used capital letters and full stops correctly.

She has not used capital letters and full stops correctly.

  • Question 1

When we read longer words it helps if we can break them down into syllables.

 

A syllable is a chunk of a word, a bit like a beat in music. Listen to the words below and clap along with the syllables.

 

This has two syllables.

 

This has three syllables.

 

 

Now read the word below and decide how many syllables it has.

 

carpet

CORRECT ANSWER
two syllables
EDDIE SAYS
If we say 'carpet' out loud and clap along with the beats, we would clap twice because there are two syllables.
  • Question 2

Sometimes the same letter or group of letters can make different sounds. Read the words below and listen to the sound clips.

cat
city

 

The letter c makes different sounds in these words.

 

Read the words in the list and tick the one where the c sounds the same as in city.

CORRECT ANSWER
cell
EDDIE SAYS
The c in 'cell' sounds like s.
  • Question 3

When we read it is important to read the whole word carefully and not just guess at a word from its first few letters.

 

Read the word below and then listen to the sound clip.

hungry

 

The word you heard is different from the word you read. They begin the same way, but the second syllable is different.

 

Read the word below carefully (sound it out if you need to) and then listen to the sound clip. Is the word you heard the same as the one you read?

 

paddle
CORRECT ANSWER
The two words are different.
EDDIE SAYS
The word you read is 'paddle' which is something you do in the sea. The word you heard is 'padlock', something you might have on your shed door to stop people from stealing things.
  • Question 4

The next four questions are all about the story of 'The Princess and the Pea', an old fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. You might need some help to read the story through first, then try to read it again on your own before you answer the questions.

 

 

****************

The Princess and the Pea

Once upon a time there lived a young and handsome prince who was looking for a wife. He wanted to marry a real princess so he travelled around the world to find one.

Lots of young women pretended to be princesses because they wanted to marry him, but he knew that they were not real princesses, so he went home again and was very sad.

One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door. When they opened the door they saw a girl with soaking wet clothes standing there. She claimed to be a princess but she did not look anything like one.

The prince's mother had a plan. She went to the spare bedroom and put a pea on the bed frame, under the mattress. Then she put another twenty mattresses on top of that one and asked the girl to sleep there.

The next morning she asked the girl if she had slept well.

"Oh no, I slept very badly," said the girl. "There was something hard in my bed and I couldn't sleep at all!"

So now they knew that she was indeed a real princess. Nobody else would be sensitive enough to feel a pea through twenty mattresses! The prince and princess were married and lived happily ever after. 

 

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Now that you have read the story, see if you can put the different events into the right order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
The prince starts looking for a w...
2
The prince goes home without a wi...
3
A girl arrives at the door.
4
The girl turns out to be a real p...
EDDIE SAYS
It is important to be able to put the events of a story into the correct order. It shows that you have understood the story.
  • Question 5

Look at the beginning of the story of the Princess and the Pea again.

 

Once upon a time there lived a young and handsome prince who was looking for a wife. He wanted to marry a real princess so he travelled around the world to find one.

 

 

Fairy tales are often about princes and princesses, but we can also tell that it is a fairy tale because of the type of words that are used. Which words tell us that we are reading a fairy tale?

CORRECT ANSWER
once upon a time
EDDIE SAYS
The words 'once upon a time' make it clear that it is a fairy tale. Fairy tales often end with 'happily every after', too.
  • Question 6

When we read new stories we often come across words that we don't understand. Look at the part of the story again where the girl arrives in the storm.

 

One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door.

 

 

You might not know the word rapping, but by thinking about the rest of the sentence you can work out that it must mean the same as knocking.

 

In the same sentence there is the word startled. What do you think it means?

CORRECT ANSWER
surprised
EDDIE SAYS
The prince and his mother would not have expected anyone to arrive in such a bad storm, so the knocking would have surprised them, or made them jump.
  • Question 7

When we read a story we are not always told what the characters are thinking, but we can often work it out from what they say or do. Look at the middle part of the story again.

 

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One night there was a terrible storm with heavy rain and thunder. The prince and his mother were startled by a rapping at the door. When they opened the door they saw a girl with soaking wet clothes standing there. She claimed to be a princess but she did not look anything like one.

The prince's mother had a plan. She went to the spare bedroom and put a pea on the bed frame, under the mattress. Then she put another twenty mattresses on top of that one and asked the girl to sleep there.

 

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Did the prince's mother believe that the girl was a princess when she arrived at the door?

CORRECT ANSWER
She didn't believe the girl.
EDDIE SAYS
We know that she doesn't believe the girl because she tests her by putting the pea in her bed. If she believed her she wouldn't need to test her.
  • Question 8

We need to be able to read for all sorts of reasons, not just to read stories. Look at the recipe below.

 

 

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Ingredients

50 g butter

100 g chocolate, broken into small pieces

100 g cornflakes

3 tablespoons golden syrup

12 cupcake cases

 

Method

  1. Put the butter, chocolate and syrup into a saucepan and heat gently.
  2. When the mixture is melted, stir in the cornflakes and mix everything together.
  3. Put spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.
  4. Leave the cakes in the fridge until they have set.

 

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A recipe book is a type of information book. Recipes have special features that help us to find information quickly and understand what to do.

 

Why does the recipe have a photograph at the top?

CORRECT ANSWER
to help us see what the cakes will look like
EDDIE SAYS
Although the photograph does make the page stand out more, its main purpose is to show us what the recipe will look like when it is finished.
  • Question 9

Look at the recipe again.

 

 

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Ingredients

50 g butter

100 g chocolate, broken into small pieces

100 g cornflakes

3 tablespoons golden syrup

12 cupcake cases

 

Method

  1. Put the butter, chocolate and syrup into a saucepan and heat gently.
  2. When the mixture is melted, stir in the cornflakes and mix everything together.
  3. Put spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.
  4. Leave the cakes in the fridge until they have set.

 

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Recipes are really instructions, because they tell us what to do. Find the word that means 'What to do' and write it in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
method
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'method' means 'what to do'. Even if we haven't come across the word before we can work it out because it is the title of the section that tells us what to do.
  • Question 10

When we write, it is important to prepare ourselves before we start.

 

 

Josie is writing a recount of her holiday in France. What tips would you give her?

CORRECT ANSWER
Do both of these things.
EDDIE SAYS
It is important to do both of these things. Writing down key words will help you remember to include everything you need. If you plan a sentence in your head before you write it down it is more likely to make sense than if you just start writing without knowing what you will put down next.
  • Question 11

Josie has now finished her recount and is reading it through to check that it makes sense. One sentence doesn't make sense and needs correcting. Can you spot which one?

 

We stayed in a pretty village by a river. One day we went for a bike ride in the river. My brother fell off his bike and nearly fell in the river. I loved the French food, especially all the cheese and bread. It was delicious!

CORRECT ANSWER
One day we went for a bike ride in the river.
EDDIE SAYS
Josie has written that they went for a bike ride in the river, which doesn't make sense. She needs to change it to 'by the river' or 'along the river'.
  • Question 12

Josie also needs to check her work to make sure that she has spelt words correctly and punctuated her sentences with capital letters and full stops. Look at her writing again.

 

We stayed in a pretty village by a river. One day we went for a bike ride in the river. My brother fell off his bike and nearly fell in the river. I loved the French food, especially all the cheese and bread. It was delicious!

 

All the words are spelt correctly, but has she used capital letters and full stops properly?

CORRECT ANSWER
She has used capital letters and full stops correctly.
EDDIE SAYS
Josie has punctuated her work very well. She has remembered to use a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence and for the word French, and she has put a full stop at the end of every sentence.
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