Crete Class Week Ending 14.10.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to learn about instructions and exploring the animated tale of Thad Gets To The Moon. We have created our own instructions for Moon Football making sure we included our you will need section, bossy verbs, numbered steps and short, clear instructions.

In Numeracy we have been adding two digit numbers together using partitioning column method.

partitioning column addition

In R.E. this week we have learnt about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah which took place on 2nd October.

Next Week in Crete Class we will be celebrating Inclusion Week

Subject We will be learning…
Numeracy ·         We will be investigating the capacity of different containers.

·        Ordering the capacity and volume of different containers using <, > and =

RE ·         We will be understanding that everyone has feelings and that God cares how we feel.

·        We will also be reading the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.

PSHE ·        Creating anti bullying posters, poems and pictures

·        Exploring how to stay safe online.

·        Recognising how to stay safe on and near roads.

Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay, ee, igh, ow and oo.

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on a-e, i-e, o-e, ea.

Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyriacou’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.



Year 2 Homework 14.10.16

Your username and password for Mathletics is stuck inside the cover of your yellow reading record.

Weekend Writing Challenge

For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a story about why the elephant got its trunk! You would need to include:

  • A creative opening, a problem and resolution for your ending.
  • Openers to start your paragraphs/sentences (suddenly, at last, meanwhile, after).
  • Conjunctions (because, so, and, but, although) to join your sentences.
  • Correct punctuation: capital letters, full stops/exclamation marks and inverted commas for speech.

I would like you to be imaginative when writing your story and write at least a page. I look forward to reading them!


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 direct to their class teacher.

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 a Thursday as this is our PE day. Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.

Reading: We change the children’s reading books daily, so if they have finished their books 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 and record a comment in their reading record.

Phonics: The phonics scheme we follow is Read, Write Inc. Please read and practise your sounds and spellings with your child at home.


Spellings: This week’s spellings are – badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge, hedge, lodge, wedge.

Year 2 Spelling List




Times Tables: Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home as we will be completing weekly challenges on these. They will be given in a random order so please do not just focus on the answers!

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to another fun filled week.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyriacou