Year 2 Spelling

07 February 2020

Posted on Saturday 08 February 2020 by Mrs Taylor

The spellings this week are all words which have an a which makes an o sound (as in ‘hot’). This is a common spelling after w and q.

want

watch

wander

squash

wand

wasp

quality

swallow

Don’t forget, weekly spellings lists are also added to your child’s Spelling Shed account.

31 January 2020

Posted on Friday 31 January 2020 by Mrs Taylor

We are looking at the suffixes -er and -est again this week.  They require you to drop the e from the root word before adding the suffix. The children could be tested on any of the words with a suffix.

    • nice  nicer  nicest
    • large  larger  largest
    • wise  wiser  wisest
    • strange  stranger  strangest
    • close  closer  closest
    • brave  braver  bravest
    • cute  cuter  cutest

We will continue with the 10 times table and the children will be tested on this next Friday. This week, the children have been taught the technique of skip counting on their fingers to help with their times tables.

It is important to note, when rehearsing tables, to vary the mathematical language used. In class, we will be familiarising the children with the words multiply, lots of, groups of and times.

24 January 2020

Posted on Friday 24 January 2020 by Mrs Freeman

We would like the children to begin to learn another key spelling rule: drop the e for ing.  All of the words in the list are verbs. Before the suffix ing is added to the verb, the e needs to be removed.

  • to have                     having
  • to hike                      hiking
  • to write                    writing
  • to use                        using
  • to make                   making
  • to like                       liking
  • to give                      giving
  • to excite                  exciting

The children are also beginning to learn their times tables. We are starting with the 10 times table and the children will be tested on this next Friday.

It is important to note, when rehearsing tables, to vary the mathematical language used. In class, we will be familiarising the children with the words multiply, lots of, groups of and times.

 

17 January 2020

Posted on Friday 17 January 2020 by Mrs Freeman

This week the words are all adjectives and require you to double up for a short vowel sound when adding the suffixes er and est. The children will be tested on any of the words where a suffix has been added.

  • fat         fatter          fattest
  • thin      thinner      thinnest
  • big        bigger         biggest
  • sad       sadder        saddest
  • hot       hotter         hottest
  • bad      badder       baddest

The children will be tested on Friday 24th January 2020

10 January 2020

Posted on Friday 10 January 2020 by Mrs Freeman

The spellings this week are words that require the doubling up of consonants when adding the suffix ed or ing to a word with a short vowel. The children will be tested on both suffixes.

  • to pat         patted
  • to hop        hopped
  • to drop      dropped
  • to trap        trapped
  • to hum       humming
  • to slip         slipping
  • to grin       grinning

 

13 December 2109

Posted on Friday 13 December 2019 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings are common exception words.

What are common exception words?

Sometimes called red words or tricky words, common exception words are rebels. They don’t quite follow the spelling or phonics rules that children are taught in years 1 and 2.

  • any
  • many
  • clothes
  • busy
  • people
  • even
  • everybody
  • Christmas

The children will be tested on these words on Thursday 19th December.

06 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Mrs Freeman

Next week, we will be learning words which have a silent w.

  • write
  • wrote
  • wrist
  • wrong
  • wrap
  • wriggle
  • wreck
  • sword

29 November 2019

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Mrs Freeman

Next week, the phoneme we’re learning about is u which is spelled with an o.

  • Monday
  • nothing
  • brother
  • mother
  • money
  • worry
  • love
  • other

The children will be tested on these words on Friday 6th December.

22 November 2019

Posted on Friday 22 November 2019 by Mrs Freeman

Next week, we will be learning the phoneme or. This is spelt with an a before l and ll.

  • all
  • ball
  • call
  • small
  • talk
  • walk
  • always
  • altogether

15 November 2019

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019 by Mrs Freeman

Next week, we will be learning about adding –es to nouns and verbs that end with a -y.

The children need to learn to drop the -y  for an -i before adding –es.

 

Here are the spellings to learn:

 

fly        flies
try        tries
cry        cries
spy        spies
reply       replies
baby        babies
carry      carries
copy     copies