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Spelling

Year 2 National Curriculum requirements

Pupils should be taught to

  1. develop a range of personal strategies for learning new and irregular words*
  2. develop a range of personal strategies for spelling at the point of composition*
  3. develop a range of strategies for checking and proofreading spellings after writing*

     

Pupils should be taught to spell by

  1. segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly
  2. learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are
  3. already known, and learning some words with each spelling, including a few
  4. common homophones
  5. learning to spell common exception words
  6. learning to spell more words with contracted forms
  7. learning the possessive apostrophe (singular), for example, the girl’s book
  8. distinguishing between homophones and near homophones
  9. adding suffixes to spell longer words, for example, ‘-ment’, ‘-ful’, ‘-less’, ‘-ly’
  10. writing from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words
  11. using the GPCs, common exception words and punctuation taught so far.

Common exception words for Year 2

door

floor

poor

because

find

kind

mind

behind

child

children

wild

climb

most

only

both

old

cold

gold

hold

told

every

everybody

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

fast

last

past

hour

move

prove

improve

sure

sugar

eye

could

should

would

who

father

class

grass

pass

plant

path

bath

whole

any

many

clothes

busy

people

water

again

half

money

Mr

Mrs

parents

Christmas