Crete Class Week Ending 15.1.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning about Traditional Tale and our exploration of ‘Cinderella’. We have compared the story of Cinderella to ‘The True Story of Cinderella’ and ‘Seriously Cinderella is so annoying’ as well as the film version. In addition to this we have created character profiles on the different characters found within the story.

Cinderella true story of cinderella cinderella is so annoying

In Numeracy we have been focusing on place value and partitioning numbers into tens and units.


We have also been learning about time. We have learnt how many minutes there are in an hour and how many hours in a day. We also learnt to read and write o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to on digital and analogue clocks.

oclock quarter pasthalf pastquarter to

In R.E. this week, we learnt that families are a gift from God and have identified what makes our family special.

We have continued our learning on our topic ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ which has a geography focus. We have looked at why people go to the seaside and the attractions that are there. We then used this information to help us create our own seaside attractions.

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on Traditional Tales and this week we will be focusing on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

·        Identifying the features of traditional tales.

·        Planning and writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk where the hero and villain have changed characters.        

Numeracy ·         We will be rounding different 2 digit numbers to the nearest 10.

·        We will be counting in groups of 2, 3, 5 and 10.

·        We will also be learning about temperature by reading a thermometer correctly and ordering the different temperatures recorded.   

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of St Gregory the Theologian which takes place on 25th January      
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ow/o-e and oy/oi

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on oo, oo and ar

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


Homework and Homelearning Project

Year 2 Homework 15.1.16

Seaside project 2016

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

Your homelearning project is due in on Monday 25th January 2016.

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week we have been exploring dialogue that fits our characters from the two stories of Cinderella. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a conversation of your choice between The Step-mother and Cinderella from either the ‘True story of Cinderella’ or the original version (e.g. Cinderella/Step-mother apologising for their behaviour). You need to include in your writing:-

  • Use inverted commas (speech marks) in the correct places – e.g. “Why are you so mean to me?” asked Cinderella.
  • Some extended sentences with conjunctions (and, because etc.) to give more detail (e.g. “I would have invited you to the ball Cinderella but you are just too young!” Explained the step-mother.
  • Different ways of saying ‘said’ (e.g. explained, replied, shouted etc.)
  • Full stops, question and exclamation marks and capital letters used correctly.

I would like you to be as imaginative as possible and write at least a page for your conversation. 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 and Friday as these are our PE days. 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 – replying, crying, frying, lying, trying, and flying.

Year 2 Spelling List



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

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Basile