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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. Children are expected to put the spellings into sentences as it is important they know the meaning of the words they are being asked to spell, this way they are more likely to use them correctly in their writing.
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).
Year 2 tables are: 2, 5, 10.
This year, they will build on these tables and also learn, 3, 4, and 8.
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 - in any order, as well as the division facts.
On a Friday there will be a test of these in class.