Crete Class Week Ending 25.3.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning on non-chronological reports. We have created our own non-chronological reports on nocturnal animals including an introduction, headings as questions (What do owls eat?) and information in short paragraphs.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on comparing two digit numbers using greater than (>) and less than (<).

greater than and less than

We have also been focusing on solving missing number addition and subtraction calculations using either the inverse operation or our knowledge of other calculations to support us.

In R.E. this week we celebrated the feast day of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary on 25th March.  

annunciation of virgin maary

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be looking at poetry in our new topic of ‘Really Looking’   
Numeracy ·        We will be continuing to use our knowledge of inverse calculations to help us solve missing number sentences.

·        We will also be learning how to solve multiplication calculations.    

RE ·         We will be celebrating the importance of the Virgin Mary.         
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – or/aw and air/are

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on ir/er

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



Year 2 Homework 25.3.16

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a story about why the elephant got its trunk! You would need to include:

  • A creative opening, a problem and resolution for your ending.
  • Openers to start your paragraphs/sentences (suddenly, at last, meanwhile, after).
  • Conjunctions (because, so, and, but, although) to join your sentences.
  • Correct punctuation: capital letters, full stops/exclamation marks and inverted commas for speech.

I would like you to be imaginative when writing your story and write at least a page. 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 – word, worm, work, worth

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 look forward to another fun filled week.

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Basile