This week in phonics we are learning about homophones and spelling rules for words in the past tense (when a word ends in e you have to drop the e and add the suffix, when there is a short vowel before a single consonant you double the consonant and add the suffix)).
sea, see, blue, blew, flour, flower, bear, bare, bee, be, whole, hole
ask - asked, walk - walked, jump - jumped, play - played, wait - waited
trace - traced, smile - smiled, wipe - wiped, race - raced
tap - tapped, hop - hopped, hug - hugged, beg - begged
There are no spellings for this week. You can practise your spelling zapper words.
We are working on both year 1 and year 2 common exception words, learning how to spell them correctly. We are saying them in silly voices and with silly pronunciations, counting how many syllables are in the words, spotting words within words - anything that will help us remember the correct spelling of all of these words.
You have a copy of your spelling zappers - practise spelling these words. You can use the 'look, cover write, check' method, or you can write them as many times as you can in a minute, or write them in rainbow letters. The more times you write them, the easier it will be for you to remember how to spell them correctly in your writing.
We have been carrying on with the year 1 weekly maths quizzes to support rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts. Now that we are in year 2 we are trying to do this without number lines (ideally we should know a lot of these facts as instant recall). These do not need to be printed out - you could just practise them orally together, you could answer them in a word document or they could be copied out onto any piece of paper.
In preparation for starting the year 2 weekly maths quizzes (multiplication and division) it would be good to make sure you can confidently count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Hit the button is a brilliant website to build up speed for many maths facts.
Keep reading any books while you are off school. The school reading book, any books you have at home that you enjoy, books online like on oxford owls are good too.
When you are reading it is important that you think about the words so you understand what you are reading. There is a 60 second read for you to have a go at - read the text then have a go at answering the questions about it. (don't worry about the numbers next to the text - that is to work out reading speed). This does not have to be printed out - you can answer the questions on any piece of paper or just ask and answer them orally.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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