Home Learning Summer Term
Home Learning Information
Each week, children will be loaned a book from our reading scheme. Please send a book bag with them each day to carry these to and from school.
We would be grateful if you could:
- Encourage your child to read these books with you at home;
- Make a comment or sign your child's reading record to let us know that they have read and how they managed;
- Send their reading books and reading records with them to school each day in a book bag.
Spellings will be set and tested each Friday. Please encourage your child to practise these regularly – little and often is usually the most effective method for long-term learning.
Due to the way we teach reading, sometimes different children may have different spellings at different times! Your child should know which spelling group they are in. If they aren't sure, drop me a message and I'll let you know.
Each Friday, your child will usually be given a short home learning task to be completed before the following Friday.
As well as this, please practise times tables and number facts regularly with your child at home. By the end of year two, children are expected to know the number facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
As part of our blended learning approach (face-to-face and online), we often use these online resources:
If you need or have forgotten your password for any of these, please let me know!
30th June - 8th July
Words related to time.
23rd - 30th June
More homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings). Remember, the spellings aren't difficult - the tricky part is knowing the correct time to use each spelling!
16th - 23rd June
This week, we are looking at homophones. These are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings. As well as learning the spelling, you need to know what each word means!
PS: Don't forget your homework is to practise our Rockpool Rock song - music and lyrics are available on our online classroom!
9th - 16th June
See if you can find some examples of instructions for any games you have at home, such as a board game. What do you notice about them? How are they set out? What information is included?
See if you can write down at least 3 things that are included in instructions - be ready to share your findings next week!
26th May - 9th June
Some common red words for you over the holidays - nothing too tricky, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy yourselves!
The only homework over this holiday is to make the most of any nice weather and enjoy yourselves! You've worked very hard this half term and deserve a great break. If you'd like an activity, maybe you could keep a diary or make a scrapbook of your week off which you could share with the class when we get back. See you after the hols!
19th May - 26th May
The suffix -ment. Again, only five spellings as they're quite tricky!
If you learn the root word, this might make them easier.
I'd like you to design your own garden and draw a map of it! It can be a real garden or one you've made up. You can use the sheet I've sent home, or you can create it in another way if you'd like; however, you MUST include a KEY. A key explains what the symbols you draw on your map mean.
There's an example below to give you some ideas
12th - 19th May 2023
The suffix -ness. This turns adjectives into nouns. For example, happy (adjective) becomes happiness (noun).
You'll only be tested on those five words, but here are a few more to help you practise using the suffix.
There's an arithmetic quiz on our online classroom for you to try. Can you solve all of the calculations?
5th May - 12th May
The suffixes -ful (meaning 'full of') and -less (meaning 'without').
28th April - 5th May
The suffix -ly
After practising your interviewing skills in English, I'd like you to put them to good use. I'd like you to choose someone older than you that you know well (maybe one of your parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles or a friend of the family) who can remember a holiday by the seaside that they had when they were younger. I'd like you to find out:
- Where they went
- When they went (rough year will be fine!)
- Where they stayed
- What they did while they were there
- Their favourite part of the holiday
You can ask them as many questions as you like, not just about these areas!
Write down or record their answers and bring them along to school.
PS - Don't forget to use your microphone!
Note for parents: We will be looking at how seaside holidays have changed over time, so if you know anyone older who remembers holidays from their childhoods, this would be perfect. Don't worry if not!
21st April - 28th April
Words ending in -tion.
Pay attention, it's a celebration!