OUR YEAR 2 SPELLING UNITS - We follow this programme and order in Year 2.

As a mainstream school we are required to deliver the English Programme of Study as specified by the Government.  The changes in 2014 placed a greater emphasis on spelling and thus we have looked into ways in which we can improve the teaching of spelling .At each age group there are lists of common exception words, also called 'tricky' words, which we are required to assess children's accuracy when spelling. Therefore, practicing and promoting correct spelling is important, hence the 'spelling tests.' However, for some children tests cause anxiety and they fear disappointing teachers or parents and compare themselves negatively to their peers. This focus on accuracy can also often hinder children when writing creatively; they often choose less ambitious vocabulary for fear of spelling unknown words incorrectly and stick to subjects and words that they know.

 

In order to help manage this requirement for accuracy we have invested in a spelling programme for the school which promotes short, daily sessions based on repetition of spelling patterns in a variety of activities. The spelling 'test' as you know it has been changed to be carried out in a less formal structure, encouraging children to self-correct, leading to them each having words which they found tricky to focus on in spelling future sessions.

 

Your role as parents/carers is hugely valued and we have provided some activities for you to carry out at home to further support your child(ren) with their spelling proficiency. We suggest that you encourage short, practice sessions over the week as repetition is incredibly helpful when learning new spelling patterns.

 

OUR YEAR 2 SPELLING UNITS - We follow this programme and order in Year 2.

The following resources may help you when working on the spelling patterns at home, using the order in the above document:

SPELLING PATTERN 1              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5

SPELLING PATTERN 2              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     resource 6

SPELLING PATTERNS 4,11,17,20,26        resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERNS 5,13, 23                 resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 7               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 8               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     resource 6

SPELLING PATTERN 10              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resources 5a  5b  5c  5d  5e  5f   5g   5h   

SPELLING PATTERN 11              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 14             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     resource 6

                                                     resource 7      resource 8      resource 9      resource 10     resource 11     resource 12

SPELLING PATTERN 15             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

SPELLING PATTERN 16             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 18             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 21             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

SPELLING PATTERN 22              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     resource 6

SPELLING PATTERN 25              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 28              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 29              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 32               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 34               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 30, 35         resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

                                                       resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9     resource 10  

SPELLING PATTERN 31                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 36                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 37,40           resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 38                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 39                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 41                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 42                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

Special Focus Areas:

TRICKY WORDS 1              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     resource 6   

TRICKY WORDS 2              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5      

TRICKY WORDS 3              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

HOMOPHONES 1                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

HOMOPHONES 2                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

HOMOPHONES 3                resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

MONTHS                              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

TIME                                     resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5 

QUESTIONS                        resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

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