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Spellings

 Week beginning 14th June

  This week we will be looking at the short /u/ sound, when it is made by an 'o'. We will sound these words out and notice how the 'o' makes the /u/ sound, rather than what we would expect. We will also talk about any tricks we can use to help us spell these words.  

  Our year two words this week will be father and beautiful. 

  This week's spellings are:

  woman

  wonder

  month

  govern

  brother

  another

  shovel

  above

  Monday

  father

  beautiful

 Week beginning 8th June

  This week we will be looking at words that end in '-ary'. We will be looking at these words together in class on Tuesday and checking them on Friday. We will discuss the meaning of '-ary' and talk about ways we can remember how to spell these words.

  Our Year 2 words that we will look at this week are any and people.

  This week our words to learn are:

  library

  February

  dictionary

  boundary

  salary

  summary

  primary

  secondary

  ordinary

  necessary

  any 

  people

Week beginning 24th May

  This week we are going to be learning about the /sh/ sound when it is made with ‘ch’. We will talk about what the words mean, tricks we can use to remember them and noting how the ch letters make a different sound to what we would expect.

  We will also look at the Year 2 words sure and sugar, linking the fact that the /sh/ sound is also in these words with unexpected letters.

  This week’s words are:

chef

chalet

machine

brochure

crochet

ricochet

parachute

moustache

champagne

chute

sure

sugar

Week beginning 17th May

  This week we will be learning about spellings which end in a /g/ sound, spelt 'gue' and spellings which end in a /k/ sound spelt using a 'que'. We will be unjumbling the letters of these words to reveal the word, thinking about the sounds that are made by the different letters and using some of our Sir Linkalot skills to help us remember how to spell these words.

  Our Year 2 word that we will be focussing on this week is 'who'.

  This week's spellings are:

  league

  plague

  rogue

  vague

  fatigue

  unique

  antique

  mosque

  cheque

  technique

  who

Week beginning 10th May

  This week we will be learning spelling words with the prefixes re- (meaning back or again) or bi- (meaning two or twice). We will talk about the different meanings of the prefixes, the rules for adding them to root words and think about ways we can use to remember how to spell the different words. 

  We will also remind ourselves how to spell pretty, from our Year 2 spellings.

  We will learn the words together in class on Monday and check them on Friday.  

This week's words are: 

  bicycle

  bisect

  bilingual

  biannual

  reappear

  redecorate

  reapply

  repay

  rebuild

  pretty

   

Week beginning 3rd May

  This week we will be carrying on with our learning about homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings). We will look at the words together as a class on Tuesday. We will talk about different tricks we can use to remember what the different words mean and which spellings are correct.

  We will check the words on Friday. This week's words are:

  scent

  sent

  vain

  vein

  rode

  road

  steel

  steal

  waist

  waste

Our Year 2 common exception word this week is everybody.

 Week beginning 26th April

  This week we will be looking at homophones and near homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and are spelled differently).

  We will talk about tricks that we can use to help us remember which version of the word is correct and will watch some sir linkalot videos that include some of the words. 

  We will also look at one of the Year 2 spellings words that we are catching up with. This week the Year 2 word we are looking at is every.

  We will check the words on Friday.

  This week's spellings words are:

  great

  grate

  grown

  groan

  plain

  plane

  peace

  piece

  rain

  reign

  every

Week beginning 19th April 2021

  This week we will be looking at the spellings on Tuesday morning as we had a lovely rainbow day on our first day back. 

  This week's spellings are words where the /k/ sound is spelled with a 'ch'. We will discuss what the words mean, sound the words out and identify the fact that the 'ch' digraph is making a different sound to usual.

  We will also look at the word 'only' from our list of tricky Year 2 words, as a part of our catch up plan.

  We will check the words on Friday, and next week's words will be put on the website on Friday.

  This week's words are: 

  Scheme  

chorus

echo  

character  

ache

chaos   

stomach   

chemistry  

orchestra  

technology 

only

Week beginning 22nd March

  This week we are continuing to look at prefixes in our spellings. The prefix we are looking at this week is dis-. In class we discussed what the prefix does to the root word (gives it a negative meaning) and spoke about different negative prefixes. 

  We also spoke about the word climb, which is one of the Year 2 spellings that many of the children struggled to spell during a spelling assessment. We spoke about the fact that it sounds like it should have an e at the end but actually has a b instead.

  We will check these words in class on Monday. 

dislike

disobey

discolour

discover

disappear

dishonest

disallow

disbelieve

disapprove

discontinue

climb

  Week beginning 15th March 2021

  This week we have looked at the prefix mis-. We discussed that this prefix gives the root word a negative meaning and played an online game similar to hangman with these words. Some of us also used some of these words for our handwriting practise this week. We will be checking these words next Monday.

  This week's spelling words are:

misread

misheard

misplace

misbehave

mistrust

misprint

misuse

mislead

mistreat

misspell

  Week beginning 14th December

  This week we will continue to look at the Key Keats section of Sir Linkalot in class. We inofrmally checked 8 of these spellings at the start of last week and then checked the same 8 at the end of the week. Many of the chidlren had improved their score across the week. The children have really enjoyed using this in class and many have mentioned how much they have enjoyed using the app at home as well. 

  We will not be having a spelling check this week as it is the final week of term. 

 Week beginning 7th December

  This week we will be beginning to use our new and exciting spelling programme, Sir Linkalot. There is a link on the Class Pages and the Year 3 page to learn more about this programme. We have watched a video about this programme together in class and will begin to use this programme on Monday. 

  A link will be sent to you with login details to access at home, please explore the site and let us know what you think. 

  We will continue to look at spelling rules in school alongside this programme, looking at the different rules based on when they fit in best with our learning. 

  This week we will be looking at the Key Keats page, focussing on the first eight words. We watched these videos today and the children really enjoyed their learning. The two class favourites this week were the door and floor video and the field video. Please do have a look at the site and explore all it has to offer.

Week beginning 30th November

  This week we will be learning to spell words with the suffic -ly where the root word ends in a y and has more than one syllable. 

  For these words the y is removed and an i is added before the ly is added. 

  We will look at how these words are made, what they mean and ways we can remember them in class. Please do try to find some time to practise these at home.

  This week's words are:

 happily, angrily, lazily, easily, busily, greedily, messily, wearily, cheekily and clumsily. 

  

Week beginning 23rd November

  Unfortunately we have been unable to start the new spelling programme this week. It will be up and running soon, please bear with us as we take the time to ensure that we begin it in the best possible way.

  For the time being we will continue with the spelling programme we have been using in class. 

  This week we are looking a making adverbs adding the suffix -ly, when the root word does not change. We discussed what adverbs are, what suffixes are and then put the words into sentences.

  This week's words are:

  kindly, quickly, safely, rudely, sweetly, strongly, bravely, secretly, finally and usually.

    

Week beginning 16th November 2020

  This week we are going to continue looking at homophones and near homophones. These words are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. We will talk about strategies we can use to help us rememer how to spell the different words. You could practice using these words in sentences, draw pictures or calligrams (words that look like the word itself) to help you remember the words. There is an example of a calligram below.

  This week's words are:

berry   bury

meet   meat

ball     bawl

fair      fare

brake  break (break is on the Year 2 common exception list and the Year 3 homophone list so we will look at it again this week with it's pair)

From the Year 2 common exception words we look at the word:

every 

Week beginning 9th November

  This week we will be looking at homophones and near homophones, word that sound the same but are spelled differently with different meanings. These words have mostly been taken from the Year 3 curriculum but we have also added in a word from the Year 2 curriculum. In order to support the children in catching up from the learning they may have missed last year we will be looking at specific words from the common exception list for Year 2 alongside our learning of our Year 3 curriculum words.

  I have uploaded the Common exception word lists for Year 2 as well as the Year 3 and 4 list above for your reference. Please note the words we are learning may come from the common exception lists or the spellings rules laid out in the National Curriculum. 

  This week's spellings are: 

 here and hear

 heel and heal

 main and mane

 mail and male

 knot and not

 and break

  In our spelling session today we spoke about some ways we can remember how to spell these words. You may wish to draw pictures, act out the words or write sentences to help you practice. 

Week beginning 2nd November 2020

  This week we will be looking at the /ur/ sound spelled with 'ear'. We will write these words into sentences on Friday. 

  Please do practice these at home. You could write your own sensible or silly sentences, draw pictures to help you remember them or perhaps try a spelling scribble like the one below.

 This week's words are: earth, early, learn, heard, earn, pearl, search, unearth, earl and rehearse.

 

 Week beginning 12th October

  This week we are looking at the long a sound when it is spelled with 'ey'. The children did extremely well with this sound when we looked at the word they, with every child in the class spelling this word correctly when we learned it and in their writing since then. 

  The words they will be learning this week are:

hey, obey, grey, disobey, prey, whey, survey, convey and purvey. 

  We will be discussing the meaning of these words as well as the spelling as there are some words the children are likely to be unfamiliar with. 

 Week of 28th September 2020

  This week's spellings are: thought, caught, mist, missed, scene and seen. We talked about the past tense and homophones today when we learned these spellings. We noticed the similarities and differences in the spellings of the words, especially the homophones.

 

  Mrs Jago/ Mrs Snelling's spelling group looked at the words: turn, turned, said, saw and just.

 

  We will be writing these words in sentences on Friday morning.

  

  The class did an amazing job with the spellings that we looked at last week!

Week of 5th October 2020

  This week we are looking at spellings including the 'eigh' or 'ei' sounds. Some of these the class looked at together a couple of weeks ago and some are new spellings. The class will practice these spellings in school but please encourage your children to try to learn them at home as well. 

  The class spellings this week are: eighty, eighth, neighbour, sleigh, freight, veil and beige. 

  Mrs Jago/ Mrs Snelling's group's spellings are: some, when was, one and put. 

  If you or your child is unsure of what group they are in please do email the class email or ask your child to check with me. Thank you.

  Miss Tucker

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