Vocabulary list for spelling test for K2 kidz

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Vocabulary list for spelling test for K2 kidz

Postby PSLEmom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:18 pm

Hi Frenz,

I was :!: to see the word list for Term 1 for my DD who is studying in K2. She needs to memorise 5 english words and 5 MT words apart from homework given (3 sheets each of English, Maths & MT). Just wanted to share the most difficult words out of the given word list :
Zoologist , Fish Monger, Green grocer, Cashier, fire fighter, hawker, artist, policeman, waiter, postman, librarian, doctor, pilot, teacher, driver, florist etc
and
Share equally, equal groups, divide, groups of, take away. :shock:

My 5 yr old DD refuse to do any practise....usually gets 3 out of 5 correct. Since I didn;t want to stress her too much, let her do whatever she wants to. :(

Wondering whether am lil'out of touch with the current requirements of P1??? :?
If any of you have similar experience, pls share...Thanks
:?:

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Postby e3nity » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:05 pm

My DS is in Cherie Hearts Childcare currently, he is suppose to learn 5 english and 3 chinese words for spelling every week. I've got a hard time teaching him to spell so i've enrolled him to KRTC I can read program. At least with the phonics, he can make up the words alittle here n there. There are no homework given but i've bought him P1 assessments to do. But its too tough for him, so i've teach and explain it to him.

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Postby NataTL » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:32 pm

Is good for them to learn thru hardway. They will cope better in P1, just bear with it. I seem my friend's P1 kid struggling and now started to do enrichments . She is paying a specialist to teach English 1hr $70 and start to attend berries, never too late, but good to start early.

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Postby fristrom » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:58 pm

My K2 is doing 3 letters word, 10 per week.

I thought kids learn phonics these days and that is suppose to help them to read by blending. If that's the case, what is the rationale of testing K2 on looooong words, which most likely they will be forced to remember?

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Postby Monster Mummy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:20 pm

Hi,

From my personal experience, I would say that phonics is one of the way that help the kid to read and learn to blend.

Spelling is one of the way for them to use what they have learn. This is the slow progress as we cannot expect the kid pick up immediately. But I would say that it did helps them overall in the primary school education.

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Postby buds » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:33 pm

Heyya PSLEmom, it's not that you're out of touch.
It is that our education system has been stretched much too far. :(

The more ppl send children for enrichment lessons the faster or the more ahead
they are in P1. Mebbe next time the children enter P1 can already do P3 work! :faint:

Just to share that both my DDs had 10 words for English and MT. But because
they could already read by almost 4 years old it wasn't a chore but more of a
challenge for the longer words. I use rap and rhymes and even story links to
help them remember the words that are too difficult if there were any.. :D
They were also being tested on a small dictation passage given by the
teacher. Mebbe from 3 - 5 lines. Expected to be able to write nicely
on those lined books and draw margin as well.

Btw.. in K2.. actually children are doing grammar and comprehension already..
plus simple creative writing. K2 doing multiplication these days aren't new
to the scene.. so yes, times have sure changed. *pant pant*

Seems like we're either too fast or seems that we always need to play catch up! :sweat:

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Postby e3nity » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:18 am

fristrom wrote:My K2 is doing 3 letters word, 10 per week.

I thought kids learn phonics these days and that is suppose to help them to read by blending. If that's the case, what is the rationale of testing K2 on looooong words, which most likely they will be forced to remember?


not all school teach phonics. If your kid had learnt phonics i believe its very simple for him. Long words are important. I teach my son his spelling using the breaking down method. eg: siblings | si | bl | ings. In a way he is practising his phonics as well as learning how to spell more words. Not exactly memorize.

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Postby ddtan » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:21 am

hi,
I realised that my gal K2 childcare dun give spelling or ting zie. Looks like they are very laxed....

Is there any good enrichment schools that anyone can recommend ? She's currently taking phonics classes privately.

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Postby yuppybb » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:57 pm

Oh oh my... The spelling list freaks me out! Poor kids...I hope it win b tat tuff for my k1 kd :)

Else she will find excuses to skip spelling practice

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Postby Em » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:02 am

buds wrote:
Btw.. in K2.. actually children are doing grammar and comprehension already..
plus simple creative writing. K2 doing multiplication these days aren't new
to the scene.. so yes, times have sure changed. *pant pant*

Seems like we're either too fast or seems that we always need to play catch up! :sweat:


:!: :!: :!: bbbbbbbuuuuuuttttt I only learnt my multiplication tables in primary2! And never really understood the concept till sec school ( yeah it just hit me one day even though I'd been acing maths). Do K2 kids fully understand what they are learning? And which are the primary schools that require P1 kids to come in so over qualified? *grumble grumble mumble mumble*

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