Crete Class Week Ending 21.10.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

We have been celebrating Inclusion Week this week in class. We have learnt how to cross the road safely and designed our own Road Safety Superheroes/Mascots.

We have also discussed bullying and what we should do if we or someone we know is being bullied and created posters on being good friends. In addition to this we looked at how we can stay safe on the internet creating posters explaining the rules for other children to use.

As part of our literacy learning we created friendship letters to other children in our class explaining what we think makes them special and a good friend.

For numeracy we investigated the capacity and volume of different containers and compared these using more than (>), less than (<) and equals (=).

We have also celebrated Black History Month by learning about Mary Seacole and how she helped the sick in the Crimean War.


After half term in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be learning about Stories with Familiar Settings focusing on The Lighthouse Keepers Cat by David and Rhonda Armitage.

·        We will be role playing and describing the events of the story.

·        We will be describing the feelings of the main character Hamish.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on subtraction.

·        We will be learning the rules about subtraction and trying these out.

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of Archangels Gabriel and Michael. (8th November)
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay/a-e and igh/i-e

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on

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



Year 2 Homework 21.10.16

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

Home Learning Project

Black History Month Home Learning Project

Your Home Learning project is due in on Monday 14th November 2016.


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 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 – age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village

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. We hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to another fun filled week.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyriacou