Home Learning

Home Learning


Please read with your child every day.  The first time they read their book please help them use phonic skills to decode new words, or recognise words that cannot be decoded.  Help them to understand new vocabulary.  The next time they read their book please help them read fluently with expression.  Finally, please ask questions about the book helping them use the text to answer.

If your child has a Lexia account please use this at home.  Lexia can be accessed using this link:



Next week’s words are:


Parents: We are now following the year 2 curriculum for spellings.  Many of these words will be in sets with common or alternative spelling patterns.  For the first few weeks our focus is homophones – same sound; different spelling – their meaning and use in context. Other words have more complex or unusual spelling patterns and are on the list of common exception words for year 2. Later, we will be looking at how suffixes are added to the end of root words and how the spelling of the root word might need to change (e.g. ‘drop the ‘e’ add the suffix).  The children are being taught strategies for learning spellings as part of their work at school.  Please encourage them to practice at home during the week and carry out an occasional test to prepare them for Friday morning.  When your children are confident spelling the words please encourage them to use them in sentences.   This will help with understanding and using the words in context.  They could also explore more words with these spelling patterns and bring them to school to share with us.  They will be tested by writing the words in dictated sentences.

Mental Maths Facts

Learn and recall the two times table facts.

Test: answers questions from the 2 times table in any order;

4 x 2 = ___

9 x 2 = ___

2 x 2 = ___, etc