We will be continuing with our reading programme Read, Write, Inc/spelling mastery programme where the children will continue to learn their speed sounds, we ask them to remember to use their knowledge of their sounds when they are reading at home too. Individual reading books will be sent home on a Friday, please fill in the home/school reading diary. The books that we send home are an easier level than the books that the children read in school in order to help them to read fluently to you.
We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday. It is really important that the children learn the spellings that are sent home because they are the words that they need to know by the end of year 2. We ask them to remember that it isn’t just about getting the spellings right for the spelling test; their writing will improve greatly if they remember the correct spelling of key words in other writing too. They will be sent home every Friday and tested the following Friday. I have also attached the National Curriculum spelling list to this letter. These are the words all children are expected to know by the end of year 2.