05 January 2018
Next week, we’re learning about words which have the ‘ou’ diagraph in.
01 December 2017
This week we’ve got more spellings than usual as we’re learning the numbers to ten.
You’ll have an extra week to practise these as we’ll test children on 14.12.17 instead of next week.
24 November 2017
This week, all the words end with -st.
Children should practise the following words and find one or two of their own.
17 November 2017
This week’s spellings all contain the ch sound.
There are five spellings but children should find an extra word or two that contains the ch sound.
Challenge: can you find a word which ends with a ch sound?
13 October 2017
This week’s spellings all begin with the same grapheme: ‘th’.
When practising these spellings with your child, ensure they are saying these words correctly – not ff but th!
06 October 2017
This week’s spellings are:
Please aim to come to our homework review on Thursday 12 October at 2:40pm. You’ll get to see how we review our homework in Year 1 and how we celebrate great effort and learning!
22 September 2017
This week, the spellings continue to be common exception words:
Well done to Gabriel Akande, who not only practised his spellings on the helpful sheet provided, but extended his learning by doing some additional practice too – nice one!
15 September 2017
This week’s spellings are common exception words – words which cannot be decoded phonetically:
Well done to all the children who spelled their full name correctly in our first spelling test – if your child learns their spellings successfully you’ll find a sticker on the back of their homework book.
08 September 2017
This week’s spellings are a personal one to each child. Your child is required to learn how to spell their full name.
Rarely in life do we ever just write our first name so it’s an important spelling to master early on. Use the look, say, cover, write and check aid in your child’s homework book to structure their practice.
Please ensure that your child understands that their name is made of a first name, perhaps a middle name(s) and a surname.
Though it is great to have an awareness of all their name, for the test on Friday they are required to know how their first and last name is spelled eg Joe Bloggs not Joe Boris Derek Hamish Bloggs…
Their spelling test will be completed in the back of their homework book so make sure you take a peek next week at how they got on.
14 July 2017
This week’s spelling challenge links to the alphabet. Your child is required to order summer holiday related words alphabetically.
Please be aware that your child will not be tested on any of the words next week but will be given a short list of words they’ll need to know how to order alphabetically and independently.
Why not try ordering some of your own words! Does your child know what to do if they have words which begin with the same letter?