First Confession is in St. Peter's Parish Church at 7 p.m on the 2nd of March. The children will be seated by 6.50p.m. Please ensure the children are wearing their full uniform and black shoes. Regards Ms. Boylan
Welcome to Ms Boylan's second class
How can I make learning spellings more fun?
Find the word
Look to see if you can see a small word inside your word. E.g. where, friend.
Write your word on paper, cut each letter and put the word back together.
Look, say, cover, visualise, write, check
√ Look at the word
√ Say it out loud
√ Cover the word
√ Visualise the word (imagine a picture of it in your head)
√ Write the word from memory
Find matching pairs of words with a spelling pattern in. E.g. train/rain
Draw the word in chalk and brush over it with a wet paintbrush.
Play hangman with a partner, using the words you are learning.
Break the word down into syllables and write each part in a different colour.
Write the word in bubble writing and write inside it.
Write your word down 3 times and trace over it in different colours.
Write a mnemonic to remind you of the spelling. The first letter of each word in the sentence spells the word. E.g where: what has everyone really eaten?
Draw around the shape of the word and try to remember the shape of the word.
Rhymes and pictures
Use rhymes or pictures to go with words to help them remember.
1. You hear with your ear
2. The word separate has "a rat" in it (separate).
3. Donkeys, monkeys - There are keys in donkeys and monkeys.
4. The word here is also in its opposite there.
5. Villain - A villain is one who lives in a villa.
Search online for word games to practise words. E.g. www.funbrain.com/spell/
Make up a short rhyme or song to remember spellings or rules for spellings.
One person starts with a letter, the other adds one until a word is made. The last person to add a letter wins.
Jump up and down on a trampoline or skip whilst saying each letter of your word you are spelling.
We celebrated 40 years since Pope John Paul visited Drogheda by creating a modern portrait of him.