The children need to be practising their 2, 3, 5 and 10s
Hit the button is a great website to help them. See link below.
Common Exception Words
It is really important that your children can spell these common exception words in their writing consistently. We do send these out weekly as their spellings but any extra work you can do at home to help your children remember will only help.
In year 2, pupils move towards more word-specific knowledge of spelling, including homophones.
The process of spelling should be emphasised: that is, that spelling involves segmenting spoken words into phonemes and then representing all the phonemes by graphemes in the right order.
At this stage children’s spelling should be phonically plausible, even if not always correct.
Pupils should be encouraged to apply their knowledge of suffixes from their word reading to their spelling (-ed –est -ing -er -ful)
For example, adding -ed to past tense verbs:
jumped (DO NOTHING rule: there is a short vowel,but 2 letters after it, so we can just add the suffix)
stopped (DOUBLE UP rule: there is a short vowel followed by only one letter, so we double the last consonant/letter and then add -ed)
danced (DROP E rule- the root word ends in e so we drop this and then add -ed)
tried (the root word ends in a y so the rule is- drop the y change it to an 'i' and then add -ed)
Adding –er and –est to make comparisons. These suffixes also follow the rules above.
Big > bigger > biggest
Small > smaller > smallest
The National Curriculum states: Once pupils have learnt more than one way of spelling particular sounds, choosing the right letter or letters depends on their either having made a conscious effort to learn the words or having absorbed them less consciously through their reading.
We have added below the web address for the sample SATs paper for GPS.
KS1 Sample Papers