To help with our spelling this term we have been using the methods below.
Using coloured pencils in different ways to make spelling the word more memorable. You can make the tricky parts one colour or highlight them.
This is where we look at each letter of the word separately. Adding the next letter as we go down a line.
Look, say, cover, write and check.
Look: first look at the whole word carefully and if there is one part of the word that is difficult, look at that part in more detail.
Say: say the word as you look at it, using different ways of pronouncing it if that will make it more memorable.
Cover: cover the word.
Write: write the word from memory, saying the word as you do so.
Check: have you got it right? If yes, try writing it again and again. If not, start again - look, say, cover, write, check.
Phonics videos to support early reading
Year 2 High Frequency Words
These are words that appear frequently, both in the English language and in written texts. Due to these words being used and appearing regularly, it is very important for the children to be able to read and spell them.
Year 2 Common Exception Words
These are words which appear quite regularly, both in spoken and written English. However, for young readers and writers these words do not follow the fundamental single phonic sounds and diagraphs that the children are familiar with. By the end of Year 2 the children should be able to read and spell the words above.
Timidly, she tip-toed into the clearing. Sunshine drenched the ground as it poured through the clouds above. She had been following the trail of clues for days, and she had finally reached her destination. Were the stories true? Was this really the place people in her village had talked about for years and years?
- Who is the girl in the story?
- Where has she come from?
- What stories have been told in her village for centuries?
- What do you think she hopes will be inside the castle?
- What will she actually find inside?
Continue the story using a simile sentence.