Weekly Spellings and Times Tables
Spellings are set in Spelling books every Friday and will follow a 'word family', pattern or be homophones. The children will be tested on these the following Friday. Sometimes, there will be a sticker put in asking the children to either write sentences, look up definitions or do both.
There is a link on the website to the Oxford Dictionary should one not be available at home; however, one of the skills children must master as part of the National Curriculum is being able to look up words in a dictionary (we do practise this skill in class).
Times Tables are also set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Where it is revision and consolidation of Year 2 tables (2, 5, 10) then the children will also be tested on the division facts. If it is a new Times Table (3, 4 or 8) the children will be tested only on the multiplication until they are secure and then division facts will be added later in the year.
I am sure you are aware how important Times Tables are in every area of mathematics and therefore it is essential that children have rapid recall of these.
Useful Links for Times Table practise: