SATs (Secret Agent Tasks) information. Some parents were unable to attend our information evening so we have posted this informative PowerPoint. It contains more detail on how SATs will affect your child. If you have any further questions, please feel free to speak to Viking staff.
Autumn 2019 Supporting Materials
Homework is not compulsory. However, if you would like to support your child's learning with some additional work at home please feel free to download and use the worksheets below. They do not have to be returned to school, however if your child would like to show Mr Hopkins or Mrs Divers their work they have completed they can upload it to Class Dojo or bring it in to class where their efforts can be celebrated!
These tasks should be short burst activities of 10 to 15 minutes, and focusing on only one activity at a time will help your child's retention - although they are not compulsory, completing them 2 or 3 times a week should give your child a good chance to master the skills without suffering burnout. We want all of our pupils to have the chance to rest and play at home too after a busy day at school!
These words are commonly used by children in their writing and are therefore highly important to develop in memory. Choosing a small number of words at a time to play spelling games or write sentences with are great activities to develop memory.
These are the words which do not follow the usual spelling patterns learned in phonics or spelling lessons and are therefore trickier to commit to memory. As well as covering them in class over the course of the year, spelling games or sentence work with these words will help your child with committing them to memory.
Our times table focus for the Autumn term will be the 2 times table. By the end of Year 2 children will be expected to know the 2 times table up to 2 x 12, as well as the inverse (division facts) such as 12 ÷ 2 = 6. As well as activities we will be completing in class, simple games such as counting objects in 2's and colouring in number squares, will help build your child's knowledge of their times table, as well as learning songs and repeating calculations as they become more confident.
Memorising number bonds will help children to improve their understanding of number sense, as well as support them with calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This bar model worksheet will support children with their memory of number bonds to 20, and familiarises them with using the bar model to solve addition and subtraction calculations. On the first sheet they are required to fill in the missing number in the bar, and the final two sheets can be used to check memory or make their own.
Some fun activities to keep spelling work at home exciting and memorable! Games and repetitive activities like these are brilliant for helping children practice their work without the tediousness of just writing the words.