Crete and Santorini Blog 10.9.18

Welcome to Crete and Santorini class,

Book Bags: Please ensure that the children bring their book bag to school every day, as in addition to being a means of transporting reading materials it is a valuable method of communication. We encourage the children to give important notes from their parents directly to their class teacher or teaching assistant.

Uniform: Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children will need their P.E. kits in school on PE days.

Crete Class P.E days are on: Thursday and Friday

Santorini P.E days are on: Mondays and Wednesday

Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.

Homework will be set every Friday and will need to be brought in every Wednesday. 

Reading: We change the children’s reading books daily, so if they have finished their book please ensure that the children put their home reading record and reading book in the basket every morning to be changed. Please support your child with reading at home.

This week in Numeracy we have been very busy focusing on place value, partitioning two and three digit numbers and calculating number bonds!!!

In Literacy we have been focusing on Fictional stories and have been learning about Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. We have been learning how to sequence stories and predict events. We have also been learning how to use question marks in sentences.

In Science this term we will be learning about: Materials (What is our school made of?)

This week we will be investigating different types of materials and grouping them into different classifications such as hard, soft, bendy etc.

In topic (history) this term we will be learning about What was London like in 1666 and the Great fire of London.

This week we will be learning about the key events of the Great Fire of London using a time line.  

 The home learning challenge for this week is to research your class island and create a poster about Crete or Santorini. You may wish to include the following facts:

  • Climate
  • Food
  • History
  • Pictures
  • Fun Facts

Spellings, Common Exception Words and HFW: Please find attached the spellings for Year 2 and the HFW that children should know by the end of the year. Please practice these spellings with all children at home.

Year 2 Spelling List




On Mathletics and at home please can parents focus on and revise with children:

  • Times Tables 2-6 (this is imperative and all children are required to know all multiplication confidently.)
  • Number formation
  • Number bonds
  • Partitioning of numbers using Hundreds, Tens and Units

For Literacy focus on sentence writing including:

  • Writing simple sentences using capital letters, full stops and question marks
  • Year 2 Spellings (from the attached list)
  • Handwriting
  • Connectives ensuring that sentences make sense

Have a restful weekend!!!

Miss Raval and Ms Young

Mrs Pavlou and Miss Beaton