Spellings will be given out every Friday for the children to practise at home
This week we have been learning the suffixes -ness and -ment. E.g happiness, sadness, kindness, enjoyment, disagreement, payment.
We have been looking at the rules for adding -ing. If the word ends in an e then we take off the e and add ing e.g make becomes making. If the word ends in a consonant with a single vowel letter in front of it then we double the consonant before adding the ing e.g skip becomes skipping.
Please continue to learn year 2 common exception words (e.g every, different, beautiful, people, should, would, could) the full list can be found in the children's reading records.
We have been learning about the suffix -ful and the suffix -less.
This week we are focussing on homophones again. We will be looking at words such as to/too/two, there/their/they're, bear/bare, saw/sore.
Our half term spellings link to the homework and out literacy writing next half term which will be all about fairy tales. The children came up with words that might be useful to learn to help us. This includes some year 2 common exception words (beautiful, because, everybody, pretty).
This week we are looking at using an apostrophe for a contraction for example can't won't don't.
Our spelling focus this week is the 'silent k' for example know, knew, knight, knit, knitting, knitted, knot.
Our spelling focus this week is the 'silent w' for example wrap, wrapping, wrapped, write, written, wrote, wrong.
our spellings this week are words ending in -le.
For their literacy homework the children have been asked to sort them into nouns, adjectives or verbs.
Table, vegetable, apple, little, horrible, middle, puddle, bottle, people, tickle, incredible, stable, whale, cuddle, wriggle, trouble, terrible.
This week we are going to be researching facts about The Great Fire of London. Our spelling focus is on 'question words' that we may use e.g. why, what where, were, how, when.
The homework for over the holidays is a list of tasks (that we discussed) for the children can complete at home. One of the tasks is to write a thank you letter to someone over Christmas. The spellings this week are words the children decided would be useful to use when writing their letters.
This week we are focussing on some year 2 common exception words including old, cold, gold, hold, told, door, floor, poor, most only, both.
This week we are looking at the /s/ sound made by a 'c' before e, i or y. For example, December, decide, ice, race, city. The children have enjoyed thinking of their own words!
We have been finding words that contain an 'a' which makes an alternative sound. For example the 'or' sound in war, warm, towards, forwards, backwards and the 'ar' sounds in car, bar, far.
We are looking at plurals again this week but this time when a word ends in y we change the y to ies e.g. Flies, tries, babies, carries.
Our focus this week is plurals. We are looking at regular nouns where we add an s (car, goal, book) and nouns ending in ch, sh, s, x or z where we add es (church, crash, bus, box, fizz)
common exception words: mind, kind, find, wild, child, children wanted, they, asked
We have been looking at different ways to make the 'j' sounds at different points in a word. E.g. Cage, edge, judge and giraffe.
Our focus is words ending the 'ee' sounds when it is spelt -ey.
This week we are learning words with the or sound spelt al or all.
This week we are learning words ending in -y and looking at the different sounds it can make.
This week our spelling focus is homophones.
This week our spellings will link with our maths work. The children should learn to spell numbers 1-20 and multiples of 10 up to 100.