Monday 19th September | No comments yet
Last week in Year 2, we were kept very busy writing our own poems. On Tuesday the children wrote their own Roald Dahl poems (see previous post) and later on in the week they wrote their own fruit poems. The children got to taste lots of different fruits including papaya, pineapple, watermelon and passion-fruit. They then had to write a senses poem describing how their chosen fruit looks, smells, tastes, sounds and feels. We were very impressed at the use of similes and carefully chosen adjectives.
In maths, the children are learning about place value and partitioning two digit numbers into tens and units.
Here is a game you can play at home to support your child’s learning:
The spelling pattern and rule the children are learning this week is homophones (words which sound the same but spelt differently and have different meanings) featuring the air, are, ear spelling.
Here are some ideas for helping your child learn their spellings:
- Write the words in different coloured pens (rainbow spellings).
- Get your child to close their eyes whilst writing the word (this helps them visualise the word).
- How many times can your child write a word in 30 seconds?
- Play hangman.
- Rearrange the letters of the word. Your child has to unscramble the word.
- Get your child to put the words into proper sentences.
- Make up silly rhymes for each letter of the word (e.g. people = people eat omelettes people like eggs!)
- Look at the word, hide the word, write the word.
- Putting the words into a sentence.
- Make a bingo game.
- Play matching pairs.
When learning homophones it is a good idea to put the word into a sentence so your child understands which spelling applies to which meaning of the word.
Here is a web site with some handy games to help your child learn these homophones.
We are also learning the following common exception words this week:
Year 2 Team