Year 2 Spelling

25 September 2020

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mr Parker

This week, all the spellings contain a soft c. The letter “c” has two sounds, hard “c” and soft “c”. The hard sound of “c” occurs most often. (cat)

When “c” is followed by (a, o, u) it is sounded as “k” (hard c).

When “c” is followed by (e, i, y) it is sounded as “s” (soft c).

  •  race
  •  ice
  •  cell
  •  city
  •  fancy
  •  police
  •  circle
  •  pencil

18 September 2020

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mr Parker

Next week, we’ll be learning about the j sound at the start and in the middle of a word.  It is usually spelt with a g before e, i and y and with a j before a, o and u.

gem
giant
magic
energy
jacket
jar
join
adjust

 

11 September 2020

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mr Parker

This week’s spellings relate to the ‘j‘ sound at the end of a word. They will be tested on Friday 18 September 2020.

The j sound is spelled -dge straight after short vowel sounds (eg badge – the ‘a’ is making a short sound) and -ge (eg change – the ‘a’ is making a longer ‘ay’ sound) after all other sounds.

badge
edge
bridge
fudge
charge
huge
change
village

Take a look at our spelling guide for some suggested methods for learning these spellings.

20 March 2020

Posted on Friday 20 March 2020 by Mrs Taylor

This week, all the words have the ee phoneme at the end of the word which is spelled ey.

key

donkey

monkey

chimney

valley

honey

money

turkey

13 March 2020

Posted on Friday 13 March 2020 by Mrs Taylor

This week, the spellings all end in-tion. The list is also available on your child’s Spelling Shed account. Please ask if you need any support with Spelling Shed access and logins details.

station

fiction

addition

position

information

subtraction

election

emotion

06 March 2020

Posted on Friday 06 March 2020 by Mrs Freeman

The spellings this week are all contracted words. The first four contracted words start with I.
The second four all have the apostrophe used to replace the o in not.

I am                   I’m
I will                   I’ll
I would               I’d
I have                 I’ve
could not        couldn’t
would not       wouldn’t
should not      shouldn’t

We are continuing to learn our 5 times tables.

28 February 2020

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2020 by Mrs Freeman

The spelling this week are all contracted words. They all have the apostrophe in the same place: instead of the o in not.

  • do not            don’t
  • can not          can’t
  • will not         won’t
  • did not          didn’t
  • have not       haven’t
  • has not          hasn’t
  • does not       doesn’t
  • must not      mustn’t

We are continuing to learn our 5 times tables.

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.