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.