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BillComptonstrousers Tue 13-Sep-11 19:46:40

DD2 has just started a new school and has moved into Year 2, and came home last night with spellings and homework to do for friday.

Her old school only ever sent home reading books and they odd bit of internet research for projects they were doing at school.

This weeks homework from the new school (state primary) consists of 7 spellings,

Delicous
Turquoise
Splendid
Excellent
Fabulous
Spectacular
Infinity

2 x Oxford Reading Tree books (level 10)

And a set of times tables to learn.

Does this seem a lot?? And the spellings seem really hard? Or is this pretty standard?

livinonaprayer Tue 13-Sep-11 20:12:34

Pretty standard at DC school yes! They always get either literacy or numeracy which may be tables or spellings but sometimes other things instead.they also have a mini researchy type task each week as well as daily reading!
IMO too much but when I've bought it up at governor and parent forum meetings they feel they are following government guidelines.

BillComptonstrousers Tue 13-Sep-11 20:16:41

Bloody hell, looks like we have lots of practising to do!

Thereyougo Tue 13-Sep-11 20:17:14

My ds has come home this week with:

a very simple maths sheet demonstrating tens and units
12 4/5 letter words (pain, again etc)
2 level 9 books
a sheet with an opening story sentence and had to write the rest of the story.

Other than the words being a lot harder the amount sounds about right.

LovetheHarp Tue 13-Sep-11 20:18:22

tbh I think it's pretty standard for Y2.

My DD has the same - 2 books Gold band, 1 writing book where she is expected to write a piece every week, spellings and maths.

Can't tell you if the spellings are hard or not as we haven't had any yet but I would have thought they were tailored to the child's ability?

We really struggle to fit it all in as she does a couple of clubs in the week and if she has a friend round then that only leaves 2 nights or so to get it done!

DontCallMeBaby Tue 13-Sep-11 20:25:56

DD has had a maths sheet involving counting down in ones from various numbers, two books (ORT extension for competent readers, whatever that amounts to) and about eight spellings, of which the trickiest is 'frogspawn'. This is Year 3 in school with excellent academic achievements, and DD is one of the more capable children in the class. It's all a mystery to me (AND I'm a governor, but to be fair I don't go anywhere near curriculum).

hayleysd Tue 13-Sep-11 20:30:10

My son gets a reading book and his spellings this week were say, tray, play, stray, may and some others but he does find them too easy.

BillComptonstrousers Tue 13-Sep-11 20:39:41

OK so the amount seems pretty standard then! TBH I thought the spellings would be more like the one that Hayleysd son has been set.

We have been practising tonight and she hasn't done too badly but that is pretty much repeating them after writing them out a couple of times, doubt she will remember in the morning!

PatriciaHolm Tue 13-Sep-11 20:49:54

DD gets a maths sheet and 10 spellings a week, and a suggested 10 minutes of reading a day though she has finished the reading scheme so it's 10 mins of a chapter book. Spellings like yours would be tricky I think but doable for her, though the spellings would differ by group in the class, so not all would get those.

Noorhan Tue 13-Sep-11 21:41:31

Hi my son just started yr 2. At the end of yr 1 he was reading white books and as the new term has just started, he is still reading white books. Like to know what level is white and how many levels are there? What happens when the levels end? Do they go on free reading? Also is reading white considered good for the start of year 2?

Also like to know if I wanted to improve his ability in literacy are there any worksheets/books you can recommend?

There are plenty of maths books, but find it hard to get a good one for reading, writing and spelling etc.

He is in the top for maths, but middle in literacy, so would be good to give him some extra lessons in that.

Thank you

Herecomesthesciencebint Tue 13-Sep-11 21:45:11

similar to thereyougo for us

DS1 got 10 spellings today to be tested in a week: again, same, came, train, break, etc

also had a maths sheet and a comprehension/written sheet all to be done in a week

gets new books when old ones done, usually takes us 1-3 nights per book depending on lengnth (ORT level 9 but some extension books that are horribly long!)

treas Wed 14-Sep-11 13:06:47

Take it that Delicous is your typo Bill and not the school's because then you'd definitely have something to complain aboutsmile

Mind you my dd was sent home two spelling lists last year with words that were incorrectly spelt.

Drumlin Wed 14-Sep-11 13:21:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

2BoysTooLoud Wed 14-Sep-11 13:39:45

NOT standard at our primary. No home work in year 2 and no spellings sent home as school decided to do spelling stuff at school. So - just reading books.
I am happy with that!
[Have occasional home work projects- once a term. Fun stuff though].

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