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This Year 2 spelling words PDF pack contains a variety of Key Stage 1 spellings split into different Year 2 spelling rules and patterns. Children can be given sets of word cards and asked to discuss the common spelling patterns, before sorting the cards into groups.

This Year 2 spelling games download is a hands-on way to revise and improve pupils’ understanding of key spellings.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

‘j’ sound spelt ge and dge at the end of words and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, i and y.

‘s’ sound spelt c before e, i and y.

‘n’ sound spelt kn or gn at the beginning of words.

‘r’ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words.

‘ul’ sound spelt le at the end of words.

‘ul’ sound spelt el at the end of words.

‘ul’ sound spelt al at the end of words.

Words ending ‘-il’.

‘ai’ sound spelt y at the end of words.

Adding -es to nouns and verbs ending in y.

Adding -ed, -ing, -er and -est to words ending in -y with a consonant before it.

Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it.

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter.

‘or’ sound spelt a before l and ll.

‘u’ sound spelt o.

Long ‘e’ sound spelt ey at the end of words.

‘o’ sound spelt a after w and qu.

‘er’ sound spelt or after w.

‘or’ sound spelt ar after w.

‘zh’ sound spelt s.

The suffixes –ment, –ness, –ful , –less and ‘-ly’.

Contractions.

The possessive apostrophe (singular nouns).

Words ending in –tion.

Homophones and near-homophones.

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