Homework and Reading
Children will be given spellings once a week, along with their reading. Reading books are usually changed once a week.
Children are expected to read at least three times a week with an adult. Please sign their reading diaries once you have listened to them to allow us to change their books. Please encourage your child to reread their books as this will develop confidence, fluency and pace. Children will receive three dojo's if they read three times at home.
Year 1 spellings
Over the next few weeks we will be revisiting our phase 3 phonemes and then learning phase 5 phonemes in phonics time. Children will be tested on previous spellings given for those sounds. All children by the end of year 1 should be able to read and spell the tricky words below. Try practising them in addition to weekly spellings.
Year 2 spellings
Children will be given up to 10 words to learn, linked to their learning in phase 6 learning. We will be learning these spellings within class and ask for you to practise the weekly spellings at home.
Year 2 Maths
All year 2 children are expected to practise their times tables weekly on TT Rock Stars. All children in year 2 will have a TT Rock Stars username and password which will be sent home with them. They are currently practising their 2, 10 and 5 times tables. If they can do this confidently please encourage them to improve their time and begin to consider division number sentences.
This week’s spellings:
Year 1. Year 2
Children are taught phonics daily. They are expected to learn all their sounds by the end of Year 1 and be able to apply them to their reading and writing. Below is phonics mats and tricky word mats we use to support children in class.