Year 2 Spelling
02 December 2016
Here are the spellings for this week:
Posted by Mr Wilks on 2 December 2016
25 November 2016
The spellings for this week are below:
Posted by Mr Wilks on 25 November 2016
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
Posted by Mr Wilks on 17 November 2016
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!
Don’t stop at this list. Find some other irregular verbs. There are loads of them!
Posted by Mr Wilks on 11 November 2016
04 November 2016
Here are the spellings for this week. They will be tested on Friday 11 November.
Posted by Mr Wilks on 5 November 2016
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.
Posted by Mr Roundtree on 20 October 2016
07 October 2016
Posted by Mr Wilks on 6 October 2016
23 September 2016
Posted by Mr Wilks on 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:
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.
Posted by Mr Wilks on 9 September 2016
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!
Does your child spend less time outdoors than prison inmates? A survey suggests three-quarters of children do, as the time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears.
Research shows that playing outdoors promotes social skills, improves vision, reduces stress, increases attention span and provides vitamin D.
Posted by Mr Roundtree on 24 July 2016