Help with Reading
Reading is still an important aspect of Y2 homework. 10 minutes per evening is perfect and discussion about the text is much more beneficial than reading through them quickly to try and move through book bands faster. Book bands are broad so we are able to keep the children on them as long as we feel necessary, therefore we can extend/reduce time on them according to the children’s needs.
The school have signed up to an online Maths homework website called My Maths. We will set all Maths homework through this in the future and new homework will usually be available from Tuesday afternoons.
Spellings will come home each Tuesday and we will test the children the following Monday. Some weeks the children may also have an additional spelling and grammar sheet or comprehension sheet aimed at complementing our work in class.
Can your child...?
It would be beneficial to your child if they
- Identify, read and spell numbers up to 100
- Write numbers clearly (make sure 0s look like 0s and not 6s etc)
- Can quickly recall pairs of numbers that make 5,6,7,8,9
- Know number bonds to 10 off by heart (this is a key skill)
- Be able to identify how many more or less to the next multiple of ten (using number bond knowledge)
- Can count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards
- Know whether a number is odd or even, and tell you which digit indicates this
- Understand the biggest number comes first when subtracting and dividing
- Know doubles (up to 100) off by heart
- Identify tens and ones in a 2 digit number
- Say 10 more or 10 less than a given number
- Be familiar with and confidently handle money. Does your child know there is no such coin as a 3p coin?
- Recognise dice formations quickly (playing board games helps this)
- Understand mathematical language such as twice, triple, dozen, half a dozen, fortnight etc
- Can spell all the Y1 common exception words (see link below)
- Understand where capital letters are used
- Understand the difference between a full stop, exclamation mark and question mark and know which types of sentences need them at the end
- Learn the Common exception words for Y2 (see link below)
- Take responsibility for their belongings
- Hand homework in on time
- Know how to use a paintbrush correctly (encourage strokes, it is not the same as using a pencil)
- Play nicely at break times
- Tie their own shoe laces
- Can write their full name and address correctly
- Correctly write their D.O.B
Y1 & 2 Common Exception Words
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