Year 2 Spelling

02 December 2016

Here are the spellings for this week:


25 November 2016

The spellings for this week are below:


18 November 2016

We’re still focussing on irregular verbs this week so here’s another list. However, there are lots more. Try to spot some when you’re reading.

Children may be tested on the infinitive form of the verb (to lose) or the simple past tense version of the word (lost). The children have already spent some time looking at these words so they aren’t unfamiliar. However, as we’ve moved back to testing every week, we’ve dropped the number of spellings down to eight.

If you’ve any questions about this list or spelling generally, please ask.

to lose           lost

to fall             fell

to hide           hid

to drive          drove

to fight           fought

to win            won

to pay            paid

to find           found



11 November 2016

In phonics next week, we’re learning about irregular past tense verbs. Usually when we change a verb to the past tense, we just need to add ‘ed’. Irregular verbs are annoyingly irregular and don’t follow the rule!

fall         fell
fly          flew
find       found
win        won
sell        sold
blow      blew
see         saw
eat          ate
write       wrote
bring      brought

Don’t stop at this list. Find some other irregular verbs. There are loads of them!

04 November 2016

Here are the spellings for this week. They will be tested on Friday 11 November.


21 October 2016

It’s half-term, so there’s no homework. Enjoy the holiday instead: hunt down a collection of chestnuts on a walk at Roundhay Park, enjoy a cinema trip on a damp day, go further afield and visit somewhere new…

Whatever you do, have a good break.

07 October 2016


23 September 2016


09 September 2016

In a change from last year, spellings will be tested fortnightly, not weekly. This means there won’t be a test next week. Instead, you should spend more time not just practising the words but looking for other words which have the same sound in them. Sometimes, you will have spelling challenges do to to help your children deepen their learning of these and other words which fit the ‘sound’ or spelling rule .

Because of this extra time and practice, when it comes to the tests, the children won’t just be tested on the words in the initial list. I will choose some of the words from the list and some other words which fit the theme (the children will have been exposed to these extra words in class learning). Also, in future tests, some of the words from previous tests will be recapped to check that children are remembering what they have learnt. Children in Year 2 will be tested on ten words.

For the next few weeks, we’ll spend time recapping the different vowel sounds and their alternative sounds.

This week, it’s the long ‘a’ sound which can be written in different ways: play, rain, grey, plate, eight.

Here are the words your children should learn:

  • shake
  • mistake
  • train
  • Spain
  • spray
  • Monday
  • they
  • grey

Take a look at the sheet inside your Homework book called Can you become a master of spelling? This has lots of different strategies for learning words. Find a few which work for your child.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Have a happy and healthy holiday

It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!

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