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Homework in Year 2


Homework in our year 2 class will be evolving over the year, depending on our focus in class, but as the year progresses, there will be the following weekly tasks:


- Weekly Spellings - currently in place

- Weekly Reading - currently in place

- Maths Times Table Practice - by autumn half term

- 2 Topic Web Challenges per term (6 per year) - currently in place

- Optional Maths homework through Prodigy.



Weekly Spellings

For most children, this will be in the form of a half-termly booklet that links to our master list of spellings and incorporates use of the spellings on context, along with handwriting practice using our cursive style. Both the list of spellings for the whole year, and half-termly booklets can be downloaded below. 


Spelling tests take place weekly (usually Tuesday).


*Some children will have alternative spelling provision and test schedule linked to their personalised learning plans and parents can expect communication about this if it concerns their children.


Weekly Reading

Children should aim to read three times a week to an adult. Your child will be provided with a reading diary and a choice of relevant books from our colour banded library. Reading should be recorded in the yellow diary.


Children are free to change their books as often as they wish independently. However, I strongly encourage children to read their books more than once to develop confidence and fluency.


In class, we aim to read weekly with each child and we will aim to assess your child's reading level half termly. I mentioned at the 'Meet the Teacher' evening that we will not be assessing (book banding) children during the first half of the Autumn term and will instead focus on developing the children's reading skills through guided reading sessions. These will be whole class and group sessions.



Later during the Autumn term we will be setting times table homework through 'Times Table Rock Stars', an online multiplication learning tool that allows children to learn their tables in a fun and engaging way.


I have also set up 'Prodigy Maths' for the children, which we've already started in class, and this will be available to use at home to develop other areas of maths. It's extremely engaging and I will send home details of how to log in to this once the children have all completed their initial "testing" phase of the game.


Closer to our KS1 "quiz" time, I will highlight some additional homework books through CGP that you may wish to purchase to support your child at home.


Topic Webs


Finally, each term I will set a topic web of additional homework activities to complete at home with an aim of 2 activities to be completed over the term (6 over the year). Pictures of any topic homework will be placed on the class online gallery and celebrated in class.


Many thanks for your support.


Mr S

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