Crete Class Week Ending 19.2.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

We have been celebrating Investigations Week!! Throughout the week we have explored the story ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.


We have thought about our own places we would like to journey to and have created drawings and descriptions of these places. We also designed, built and tested our own boats within groups. We had lots of fun working together to make our boats and were surprised by some of the results when we placed them in water.

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This week we also had a visit from Zoo Lab! We enjoyed meeting and holding the different animals Chloe bought with her. We met a millipede, a bearded dragon, a tarantula, a corn snake and a guinea pig!


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In Numeracy we have helped Dee the Detective by completing different number investigations using know facts to support us. We then created our own number problems for our friends using known number facts.

In R.E. this week we have identified what a church family is and why they are important to us.

We concluded our learning on our topic ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ by building and decorating our own lighthouse with a partner.

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Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be starting a new topic of Information Texts.           
Numeracy ·        We will be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers using number lines and the column method to support us.

·        We will be creating our own patterns using shapes and objects and describing them.

·        We will also be looking at number patterns and describing them.   

RE ·         We will be understanding why the church is special.       
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 ir/er

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



Year 2 Homework 19.2.16

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


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 – other, mother, brother, nothing, Monday.

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 hope you have a very enjoyable half term!

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Basile