We are continuing to revise and build on children's strong phonic skills in regular lessons. This term we are focusing on the phase 5 alternative sounds.
Shared and Guided Reading
To support the children with their reading skills we are now teaching Shared Reading on a daily basis in Year 2. The children are enjoying reading lots of different texts; talking about reading strategies, exploring the meaning of new vocabulary and answering questions about their reading.
Every child will read on a rota basis as a member of a small group to apply the skills they have learn in Shared Reading.
By the end of Year two it is the expectation that the majority of children will be able to read these words instantly. This will enable them to read with greater fluency and understanding.
We have planned lots of exciting writing opportunities for our children this term. Alongside building the children's stamina and revisiting previous learning we will be focusing on using verbs, adverbs and adding suffixes to spell longer words.
By the end of Year two it is the expectation that the majority of children will be able to spell these words correctly. This will enable them to write with confidence and fluency.