This week in phonics we are recapping some of the skills we have already learned in phonics - the soft c (making a s sound), silent letters in words (kn, gn), homophones and contractions
Cycle, City, Once, Pencil, Face, Cinema, Circle
Know, Knock, Knit, Knight, Knife, Design, Gnome
Know/ no, Knew/ new, Knight/ night, Knot/ not
Can not - can't, did not - didn't, I will - I'll, Would not - wouldn't, You will - you'll, Had not - hadn't, He will - he'll
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 started on the year 2 multiplication weekly maths quizzes to support rapid recall of multiplication and division facts. 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.
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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