In Year 2, homework grids will be provided at the beginning of each half term to link with classroom learning. Please remember listening to your child read and supporting them with their spellings is our main homework focus. We understand that some weeks are busier than others therefore it may be easier to have a homework free week but we ask that no more than 2 activities are completed in a week and that at least four tasks are completed. If homework is not recorded in their homework book or with photographs, please date the box when completed.
Homework books are collected fortnightly on a Monday and will be returned the following Wednesday.
Homework hand in dates for this half term are:
Monday 14th March
Monday 28th March
Children will begin spelling tests in Year 2. Spelling lists will focus on what the children have been learning in phonics that week. Some weeks they may contain words from the Year 2 spelling list. Spellings are differentiated according to phonics teaching so please do not share spellings. The children will have a yellow spelling book that will be sent home each week. This will have their spelling words to learn for the test and space for the children to complete their tests. It is important that spelling books are brought into school every Friday for children to complete their tests.
New spellings will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt and tested the following Friday.
Reading is still very much the priority in Year 2. In Year 2, your child will be building up a range of reading skills. They should have good phonics knowledge and growing comprehension skills, which will help them read more broadly, confidently and fluently. We strongly encourage short, daily reading at home. Children will need to read a minimum of three times at home before their book is changed on a Friday. This is to support fluency and to allow plenty of discussion around unfamilar vocabularly.
This is a great website for more information about reading in Year 2. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-6-7-year-2/
Learning times tables off by heart makes mental maths much easier. It will boost your child’s confidence in their maths lessons at school, but it’s also a skill they’ll use all the time in the world outside school.
In England, children will be expected to know the following in each year at primary school:
- Year 1: count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
- Year 2: be able to remember and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables (up to 12 x 2/5/10), including recognising odd and even numbers.
There are some fabulous online games to help children develop their fluency and confidence with times tables. The TopMarks Website has lots of games to try. Click here to go to the website.