Crete Class Week ending 20.11.15

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning about Stories with Familiar Settings. This week our focus has been on creating our own characters for our story before planning and then writing our own stories with a familiar setting.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to double and half numbers up to at least 20. We were then able to use this knowledge to help us identify the multiples of 2. We have also been looking at weight and measuring a variety of objects using grams and kilograms. Once we had weighed the objects we then put them in order from heaviest to lightest.

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of the John Chrysostom which we celebrated on the 13th November.


We have been continuing to explore our topic ‘What is our school made of?’ We have identified a variety of materials that are made from wood, plastic, glass and metal for example wooden tables, plastic bottles, glass vases and metal cutlery. We also examined these materials under the microscope and were surprised by what some of them looked like close up!

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be exploring the topic of stories by the same author.

·        We will be looking closely at the stories ‘Window’, ‘Belonging’ and ‘Where the forest meets the sea’ by Jeannie Baker.

·        We will finding out about where Jeannie Baker gets her inspiration from and thinking of questions we could ask her.       

Numeracy ·         We will be identifying the multiples of 10

·        We will be dividing by 10 and then answering worded problems using these skills.

·        We will be measuring the volume and capacity before placing them in order from biggest to smallest.  

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of the entry of the Virgin Mary into the temple. (21st November)   
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – oo/u-e and or/aw

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on ay/a-e and igh/i-e

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



Year 2 Homework 20.11.15

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

For your writing challenge I would like you to create a story with a familiar setting. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of the setting e.g. park, house, forest, playground etc.
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • WOW words throughout your story
  • Use of connectives to extend your sentences e.g. but, because, while, so, when etc.
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to be as creative as possible and to write at least a page for your story. 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.

Library books: We visit the library every Thursday where the children have the opportunity to select a book they would like to take home for the week to read. They need to bring these back the following Thursday so that we can change them.

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 – camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel



Year 2 Spelling List

Times Tables: Please continue to practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as your number bonds to 10 and 20.   

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

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Basile