Crete Class Week Ending 25.9.15

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the features of instructions. We have been reading the story of The Shopping Basket by John Burningham and have used this to create instructions for an animal dance and an escape plan for them too. Towards the end of the week we also began to look at recipes and the features of these.

the shopping basket


In Numeracy we have been learning our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and used these to solve missing number calculations. At the end of the week we learnt about money and how to find change from 10p, 20p and 50p when buying different objects.

Here are some links to interactive learning.


In R.E. this week, we learnt how God made everyone special and identified what made each of us special.

As part of our Ancient Greek topic we have idenitified the similarities and differences between schools in Ancient Greece and school now.

Next week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        The children will be continuing their learning on instructions and recipes.

·        Recognising the features of instructions and recipes.

·        Creating their own recipe for a Monster Dinner!

·        Reading the animated tale of Thad goes to the moon

·        Following instructions to make something!

Numeracy ·        We will be learning about odd and even numbers

·        Identifying patterns of odd and even numbers

·        Estimating and measuring different objects using a ruler in cms.

RE ·        We will be celebrating the feast day of St Cyprian and St Justina on the 2nd October.
Phonics We will be continuing to assess the children’s phonics knowledge.



This year you will find your numeracy homework on the mathletics website.

You will also find your spellings by switching to the spellodrome part of the website.

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

Home Learning Project

Please see our project linked to our class island which is due in on the 28th September 2015.

island homelearning 2015


Book Bags: Please ensure that the children bring their book bag to school everyday, 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.




Year 2 Spelling List

Next week we will be needing empty kitchen roll tubes so if you have any at home can you please send them in by THURSDAY.

We will be having our Dance-athon on Monday which we are all looking forward to, can you please return your sponsorship by WEDNESDAY.

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

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Tackie