Help your child to learn their spellings. We send home a list of approximately 10 spellings related to Read Write Inc sounds or a spelling pattern for the week. We explore and explain the spellings on a Tuesday and carry out a range of activities to help them internalise the words during the week. Handwriting practice is directly linked to the spelling list and provides another opportunity for children to familiarise themselves with each word. Children are tested on their spellings on the following Monday.
Explore Mathletics and also the various Maths sites/APPs listed under the "Useful Websites" link at the top of the page.
Year 2 children take part in our "Multiplication Challenge." This involves learning crucial multiplication and division facts on a weekly basis. Research has suggested that children learn the tables in the following order to encourage them to make links between facts: 10 times table, 5 times table, 2 times table, 4 times table, 8 times table, 3 times table and then 6 times table. Once they know 10 x facts, they will be able to deduce 5 x facts by halving the 10 x facts.The children should learn the 2s, then 4s and then 8s in succession because each subsequent table is double the one before e.g. 2 x 3 = 6, so 4 x 3 = 12 (double 6) and 8 x 3 = 24 (double 12).
Knowing these facts supports many areas of Mathematics, such as fractions and area. In our classroom, we have a Multiplication Mountain display to show progress. The children start with their pictures under the mountain and then move up to x 10 and across to ÷ 10, up to x 5 and across to ÷ 5 and so on until they reach the top. Once they have gained their ÷ 3 certificate, they also receive 5 housepoints for perseverance. Please support your child in learning their multiplication and division facts.