Homework - Continuing the Learning at Home
Homework is an important component of the teaching and learning process. It strengthens home-school links, allows for practicing, consolidating and extending areas studied in class, teaches students to plan and organise their time while establishing regular habits of study. It is recognised, however, that homework should not impinge on students’ time for play, leisure and physical activity outside of school.
What is expected?
Home reading - In Year 2 we expect the children to read each school night. This should take the form of reading to, with and by parents / carers. Adults should act as models of phrased, fluent readers. Reading is not necessarily a 'Just Right' book. It may be a Library book that they have an interest in and they would like to share it with you. Sometimes, your child will bring home a Guided Reading book that will have been introduced by the teacher that day. This book should be read independently by your child. E-Books, appropriate newspaper/magazine articles, letters from relatives/friends, recipes etc are all other suggested examples of home reading to be shared and enjoyed. All reading is to be recorded in student's Home Reading Diaries.
We also strongly encourage your child to complete Reading Eggs activities that are targeted to meet individual needs throughout the week. You will find your child's login details inside their Home Reading Diary. Click here to go to the website Reading Eggs.
Weekly homework will also include opportunities to revise what we have been learning at school. These tasks are optional but a great way to share what's happening in the classroom between student and parent. Please see the right hand column for weekly updates.
Weekly Homework / Class revision
**Homework for Year 2 will come home on a Monday and is expected back at school by the following Monday.
Week 1 - Due Monday 18th June
15 minutes of nightly reading to be completed and recorded in home reading diary.
‘Show and Share’ has been introduced this term. This program gives students the opportunity to talk about a particular topic each week. This helps with the growth of confidence when speaking to a large group about a range of topics, and develops other speaking and listening skills. Your child would've been given a nominated day, feel free to check with their teacher if you're not sure of their day.
Spelling - Digraph /or/ as in fork - test Friday 20th July
Possible activities that your child could complete at home:
~ write the digraph in a different colour hair.
~ write their list in alphabetical order.
~ place them in a sentence.
~ what is the value of each word? (A = 1, B=2,C=3, etc)
~ write their list of words in different colours in the rainbows.rainbow_word_work.pdf
~ using a whiteboard, write each word, check their spelling.
~ look for their words in their nightly reading, keep a tally.