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SPELLINGS

Spellings Checks in Year 2

Each Friday, we will check spellings linked to that week's Rocket Phonics learning, so the sounds/words should be familiar to the children.  Some weeks, the children will also have Year 2 Common Exception Words (CEWs) to learn, see below.  Thank you.

NB. There will not be a Spellings Check on the first Friday (8th September).

 

Term 4

 

Spellings for Checking on Friday 23rd February

Phoneme: /eer/

Graphemes: eer, ear, ere

  1. appear
  2. nearly
  3. engineer
  4. cheerful (notice _ful suffix)
  5. persevere
  6. sphere

    Common Exception Words: 

    • move
    • prove
    • improve

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 1st March

    Phoneme: /air/

    Graphemes: air, are, ear, ere

    1. hairbrush
    2. fairy
    3. aware
    4. careful
    5. pear 
    6. bear
    7. there
    8. somewhere

    Common Exception Words: 

    • move
    • prove
    • improve

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 8th March

    Phoneme: /s/

    Graphemes: s, ss, c, se, ce, sc, st

    1. gasped
    2. missed
    3. December
    4. century (links to our History topic)
    5. house
    6. office
    7. scientist
    8. listening

    Common Exception Words: 

    • could
    • would
    • should

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 15th March 

    Phoneme: /j/

    Graphemes: j, g, dge, ge

    1. juggled
    2. journey
    3. gymnastics
    4. giant
    5. edge
    6. badge
    7. package
    8. village

    Common Exception Words: 

    • floor
    • door

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 22nd March

    Focus: Homophones 

    1. great
    2. grate
    3. hare
    4. hair
    5. weather
    6. whether
    7. peace
    8. piece

    Common Exception Words: 

    • last
    • past

     

    There will not be any spellings for checking during the last week of Term 4.

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    Term 3

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 5th January 2024

    Phoneme: /or/

    Graphemes: or, au, aw, ar

    1. morning
    2. stories (NB. "Change the y to an i and + es")
    3. Autumn
    4. yawning
    5. quarter
    6. towards

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 12th January 2024

    Phoneme: /or/

    Graphemes: our, oor, ore, augh

    1. fourteen
    2. brought
    3. wore
    4. shore
    5. outdoors
    6. floor
    7. caught
    8. taught

    Common Exception Words:

    • new
    • who

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 19th January 2024

    Phoneme: /ur/

    Graphemes: ur, er, ir, ear, or

    1. purple
    2. remember
    3. thirteen
    4. third
    5. pearl
    6. earth
    7. worm
    8. worth
    9. working 

    Common Exception Words: n/a

     

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 26th January 2024

    Phoneme: /ou/ + /oi/

    Graphemes: ou, ow, oi, oy

    Note: Lots of these words have the _ing suffix.

    1. around
    2. mountain
    3. counting
    4. frowning
    5. spoiling
    6. joining
    7. enjoying
    8. annoying

    Common Exception Words: n/a

     

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 2nd February 2024

    Focus: Contractions

    1. couldn't 
    2. shouldn't
    3. wouldn't
    4. don't
    5. can't
    6. that's
    7. hasn't
    8. you're
    9. you've
    10. they're

    Common Exception Words: n/a

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 9th February 2024

    Focus: suffixes -er, est, ing, ed

    1. happier (change the y to an i and add ed)
    2. funnier                        
    3. happiest (change the y to an i and add ed)
    4. funniest
    5. flying (just add ing)
    6. replying
    7. replied (change the y to an i and add ed)
    8. tried 

    Common Exception Words: n/a

     

     

    Term 2

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 3rd November 2023

    Focus: w, wh + f, ff, ph 

    (Notice revision of suffixes _ing + _ed below)

    1. walking
    2. where
    3. whispered
    4. from
    5. huffed
    6. phone

    Common Exception Words:

    1. behind
    2. find

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 10th November 2023

    Phoneme: long oo

    Graphemes: u_e, ou, ue, ew 

    1. afternoon
    2. rules
    3. group
    4. statue
    5. rescue
    6. knew

    Common Exception Words:

    1. mind
    2. kind

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 17th November 2023

    Phoneme: 'y+oo'

    Graphemes: u, u_e, ue, ew

    1. unicorn
    2. costume
    3. avenue
    4. few

    Common Exception Words:

    1. wild
    2. child
    3. eye
    4. climb

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 24th November 2023

    Phonemes: short oo + ar

    Graphemes: oo, u, oul + ar, a, al

    1. football
    2. pushed
    3. shouldn't
    4. couldn't
    5. started  (note _ed suffix)
    6. sharpened (note _ed suffix)
    7. after
    8. calm

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 1st December 2023

    Focus in class: Possessive Apostrophes (singular)

    This week, we will be learning how to use singular possessive apostrophes, eg. The dog's ball. Through our daily phonics lessons, we will also be revisiting previous graphemes and developing our reading skills.  I have decided not to check the children's understanding of possessive apostrophes; instead, we will focus on spelling some of the Year 2 Common Exception Words.  Thank you.  

    NB.  Sometimes, when children learn about possessive apostrophes, they start to incorrectly use the apostrophe for a plural (eg. The dog's were running) and this is something which I will teach them this week.  

    1. most
    2. only
    3. both
    4. lothes
    5. old
    6. cold
    7. gold
    8. told
    9. hold

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 8th December 2023

    Revision of Term 2:

    1. where
    2. wheel
    3. blue
    4. rescue
    5. few
    6. football
    7. after
    8. dolphin
    9. Mum's (including correct use of the apostrophe + s)

     

     

    There will not be any spellings for checking on Friday 15th December. 

    This week in class we will be assessing the children's knowledge of Rocket Phonics for Term 2.

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    Term 1

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 15th September 2023

    Phoneme: /ee/

    Graphemes: ee, ea, e_e, ie, y, ey 

    1. been
    2. beach
    3. scene
    4. field
    5. happy
    6. donkey

    Common Exception Words:

    1. great
    2. steak

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 22nd September

    Phoneme: /igh/

    Graphemes: igh, i, i_e, ie, y

    1. light
    2. child
    3. shine
    4. pie
    5. why

    Common Exception Words:

    1. break
    2. again

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 29th September

    Phoneme: /oa/

    Graphemes: oa, o_e, ow, oe, o

    1. float
    2. globe
    3. flow
    4. toe
    5. focus

    Common Exception Words:

    1. any
    2. many

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 6th October

    Focus: Homophones

    1. blue
    2. blew
    3. pair
    4. pear
    5. here
    6. hear

    Common Exception Words:

    1. money
    2. people

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 13th October

    Focus: Suffixes _s and _es 

    (If the word ends in ch, sh, s, x, or z then add _es)

    1. friends
    2. apples
    3. glasses
    4. boxes
    5. matches
    6. splashes

    Common Exception Words:

    1. every
    2. everybody

     

    Spellings for Checking on Friday 20th October

    Focus: Suffixes _ed, _ing and _er 

    NB. These suffixes will be revisited several times throughout Year 2 and the children will be expected to start using them correctly in their independent writing.  

    1. painted
    2. painting
    3. looked
    4. looking
    5. colder
    6. taller

    Common Exception Words:

    1. busy
    2. because ('big elephants can always understand small elephants')
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