Today we have sent home a list of the Common exception words for Years 1 and 2. These words are sometimes called ‘red words’ or ‘tricky words’ and they don’t quite follow the spelling or phonics rules that children are taught in years 1 and 2.
Why is this important? The thing about common exception words is that they’re very, well, common! Your child will come across them a lot when reading and writing.
Why not play some of these games on Top Marks to help you learn to spell the words?
By the end of Year 2, we would like all our children to know the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. Please check your child’s book bag for times tables posters to keep at home or head to 2FD’s Google Classroom to download them. Also check out these times table songs on the Laugh Along and Learn YouTube channel:
We learned where the Equator is and that places on Earth near to the Equator are hot. We discovered that places get colder as they get closer to the North Pole and South Pole. We labelled a huge outdoor drawing of the Earth and sorted photographs of locations, people and animals according to where they are found on Earth.