Crete Class Week Ending 18.11.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to learn about Stories with Familiar Settings. For this we have been exploring the eBook of ‘The adventures of Steven Seagull at the seaside’. We have been relating our own experiences of the seaside to the events in the story. We were then able to use these in creating postcards and diary entries as Steven the Seagull.

You can find the story here:-

In Numeracy we have been identifying ¼ and ¾ of different numbers and shapes.


We have also been learning about money, identifying the coins that we have and using these to make different amounts such as 20p, 50p, £1 and £2.


In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of John Chrysostom (The Golden Mouth) which took place on the 13th November.


Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on Stories with Familiar Settings.

·        We will be writing, editing and redrafting our own stories set at the seaside.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on finding ½ and ¼ of different amounts.

·        We will be counting in halves on numberlines.

·         We will also be finding reflective symmetry of different shapes.

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of Mary’s entry into the temple. (21st November)
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – igh and ow.

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on ew/u-e

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



Year 2 Homework 18.11.6

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been exploring the e-book of ‘The Adventures of Steven the Seagull’. This is the story of Steven the Seagull who goes to visit his cousin Sally at Morecambe and the adventures that they get up to.

For your writing challenge I would like you to think of a time that you have gone to the beach (if you have not been to the beach think of an exciting day out you may have had) and create a recount of this visit. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of where you went
  • A description of the things that you did/saw
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • Your feelings regarding the trip (try to avoid using nice, happy or sad)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to include as much detail as possible and to write at least a page for your recount. 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 Wednesday and 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 – knock, know, knee, gnat and gnaw

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!

Please also continue to practise your lines for the Nativity.

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

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyriacou