We Learn with God as our Guide
We are going to have a sponsored spell in year 2 at the start of March. I have sent home lists with each child. For the majority of the children the words are the year 2 common exception words. if it is more appropriate for your child, I have sent the year 1 common exception words for them to learn.
Please click here for a list of the year one and two common exception words.
Please click on the week to see a list of words for that spelling.
Week One (week beginning 17th September) The or sound spelt a before l and ll. We have also learned the common exception word 'beautiful.'
The file below has some useful questions you could ask your child while listening to them read to help them extend their comprehension skills.
High Frequency Words for Reading and Writing
Below are a list of files that list the first one hundred and then the next 200 words that were listed in the Letters and Sounds scheme for literacy. Although this programme is no longer used directly in the National Curriculum, these words are those that are most commonly used in reading and writing. Your child would benefit from being able to read and write these words accurately.
The first two files list the words in order of frequency and the last two files list the words in alphabetical order which makes it easy for your child to find a word they wish to use.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
Each child has a log on to Spag.com which is an online grammar quiz site. I have sent the user names and logins for each child home, but if you need it again, please come and ask.
There will always be some live quizzes that your child can practice. These are written in a similar style to the Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SAT test and are a useful way for your child to get used to the style of questions they will face.
Key grammar terms we have learned so far.
Noun - a noun names a person, a place or a thing. eg. Mrs Brown, London, table
Verb - a verb names an action, a thought or a feeling. eg run, wonder, enjoy
Adjective - gives more information about a noun.
Adverb - gives more information about a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Conjunction - links words or groups of words. Common year 2 conjunctions are: and, but, so, because, if, so that, so, when, after.
A sentence - a sentence tells you something, asks you something, asks you to do something or exclaims about something.
Tense - the verb in a sentence tells you the tense or when the action happened.
Present tense - Describes something happening now.
Past tense - Describes something that happened earlier. It usually ends in the suffix ed. (Note - even if it sounds as though the word ends in the 't' sound, it is spelled 'ed'. For example - watched.)
Below is a document with some further information about grammar. There is lots of other useful grammar information and guidance in the parents section of the website on the English page.