Group A's spellings this week are as follows;
The /l/ or /ul/ sound spelled '-al' at the end of words.
Group B's spellings this week are as follows;
adding -er or -est to adjectives and the prefix un-
This week we have been writing expanded noun phrases about the boy and the martian in our story 'The Way Back Home'.
Find below support for expanding noun phrases.
This week's spellings for Group A are as follows;
the /l/ or /ul/ sound spelt -el at the end of words. This spelling is used after m, n, r, s, v, w and commonly s.
Adding the endings -ing and -ed to verbs. If the verb ends in two consonant letters (the same of different), the ending is simply added on. It will be helpful to your child if they learn the verb on its own first and then add the ending (suffix) e.g. learn 'hunt' before adding -ing or -ed.
This week we have been doing lots of writing about our book 'The way back home'. The children have been using their reading skills this week to answer questions and explain what they think parts of the book mean. They have placed themselves into the story and written about what they would do on the moon and if they would like to go to the moon. It has been great to see some really inspired work this work.
Group A's spelling are as follows;
The /l/ or /ul/ sound spelled -le at the end of words.
Group B's spellings are as follows;
The /v/ sound at the end of words. English words hardly ever end with the letter v, so if a word ends with a /v/ sound, the letter e usually needs to be added after the v.
This week we have worked in our phonics groups again and recapped a lot of the Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. Phonics screening will soon be happening so it would be great if you could allow your child practise at home
This week we have started a new English journey. We haven't read much of the book yet as we read it in stages but the children know that the story is called 'The way back home' by Oliver Jeffers. The children had some fabulous predictions about what the story might be about. We played hide and reveal with the front cover and the children had some fantastic ideas of what the book might be about and what the story could be.
This week we have split up into 3 different phonics groups. Each group has a different starting point for their phonics lessons and it is working really well so far.
This week the spellings are as follows;
Group A - the /r/ sound spelled 'wr' at the beginning of words.
Group B - words ending '-tc'. The /ch/ sound is usually spelt as 'tch' when it comes after a single vowel letter.
Use Ed shed to practice your spellings.
There are now 2 sets of spellings for year 2. Some children are following the year 2 pattern
/n/ sound spelled kn and gn
and some children are following the year 1 pattern
Words ending with the /f/, /l/, /s/, /z/ or /k/ sound in English almost always have double
The set that has been chosen for your child is the most appropriate set for them at the moment. Please allow your child time too practise this week and also have a go on edshed. I have given each child 2 assignments to complete so that they have more activities linked to their set of spellings.
Writing this week we have been writing a recount of Grandad's Island. It has been fantastic to see the children to engage with this story and be able to to recreate it as if they were Syd. The children have been using I and me a lot in our writing as they have been writing in first person.
Our author spotlight has been on Floella Benjamin, you can find her videos on youtube where she reads her stories.
SPELLINGS- Use Spelling Shed logins in the front of reading books.
The spelling patterns for this week are as follows
The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y.
Some children have the following spellings
Adding s and es to words (plurals). If the ending sounds like /s/ or /z/, it is spelled as –s. If it forms an extra syllable, then it is spelled as –es.
We are nearing the end of our first writing journey, using the book Grandad's Island. The children have been so engaged with this book and have loved acting parts of it out.
At home, maybe allow your child to listen to the story by the author , Benji Davies and then retell the story to you.
We have been using a website called Vooks again this week, listening to different stories online.
At home, maybe you could try and sign up to this website so you can have access to some different books.
The spelling pattern for this week is the -j sound but with the spelling pattern -g
The words to be practised this week are:
At home, allow your child time to practise these, ready for their spelling test on Friday.
We have been continuing our practise of phonics this week, working on the following sounds;
ow (as in the word cow)
oo (as in the word book)
ar (as in the word car)
At home, maybe get your child to see if they can find any words with these sounds in.