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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Healing Multi-Academy Trust

English

12.10.20

 

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

knock

know

knee

knit

knew

knight

gnome

kneel

gnat

gnaw

 

 

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
consonant.

puff

fluff

bell

doll

grass

kiss

buzz

fizz

clock

back

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.

5.10.20

English

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.

 

Reading

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.

race

ice

cell

city

fancy

lace

space

circle

circus

rice

 

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.

flowers

boxes

lunches

apples

beaches

trees

dishes

dogs

peaches

clouds

28.9.20

WRITING

 

 

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.

 

 Benji Davies reading Grandad's Island

READING

 

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.

Vooks

SPELLINGS

 

The spelling pattern for this week is the -j sound but with the spelling pattern -g

The words to be practised this week are:

gem

gym

giant

magic

giraffe

energy

digit

engine

religion

gentle

At home, allow your child time to practise these, ready for their spelling test on Friday.

 

Ed shed

PHONICS

 

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.

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