Home learning for Year 2 - Hedgehogs
Week Beginning 22nd February
Dear Hedgehogs Parents and Children
● Practice this week’s spellings and common exception words using the type of activities we usually do in our spelling journals
● read, read, read (try the e-books on Oxford Owl)
● card games, board games or cookery
Hanwriting practice is about building muscle memory for how letters are formed which can be done though the standard copy handwriting practice, but, whilst it is an important way to practice, this can be seen as dull and boring. So I would suggest interspersing it with more 'fun' muscle memory skills (either way the importance needs to be on formation). Using coloured pencils or even felt tips or using a finger or stick in sand/flour/shaving foam to practise formation and joins. Giving handwriting practice a purpose - to write a note/letter, to write a shopping list, etc where the emphasis is on what each word looks like can also help.
I have included a PowerPoint which demonstrates how to form individual letters, which can be used for reference or practice.
There is also the cursive formation sheet which shows all the letters, grouped in letter families.
This week, the sheets focus on 'one-armed robot' which are the letters that all have the ‘arm’ in the same place, formed by going up, down, up and over.