Crete Class Week Ending 30.9.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to learn about recipes and instructions. At the beginning of the week we were given a recipe that was written in a paragraph and had to turn these into recipe instructions. We then used this knowledge of recipes to create our own for a monster dinner! At the end of the week we explored the animated tale of Thad Gets To The Moon, a story about a toy spaceman who late one night visits the moon. Using this tale we described our favourite toys and wrote instructions on how to use them.

In Numeracy we have been identifying our multiples of 10 and using these when counting.

Multiples of 10

We have also been counting objects in groups of 2s, 3s and 5s. Towards the end of the week we estimated, measured and compared the weights of a variety of objects.

In R.E. this week we have learnt about the importance of the bible and why it is a special book.

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on instructions and the animated tale of ‘Thad goes to the moon’.

·        We will be following instructions and creating our own on rockets and moon football.

Numeracy ·         We are counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

·        We will be measuring and ordering the volume and capacity of different objects.

RE ·         We will be celebrating St Cyprian’s Day which takes place on 2nd October.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay, ee, igh, ow and oo.

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on a-e, i-e, o-e, ea.

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


Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been continuing our learning about instructions and recipes. We have used the key features of instructions and recipes to create our own monster dinner!

For your writing challenge I would like you to write a recipe for a special meal or dessert for Thad the spaceman. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A ‘You Will Need’ section listing the ingredients and equipment needed.
  • Numbered steps
  • Bossy verbs e.g. cut, chop, pour, bake etc.
  • Capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your recipe and I look forward to reading them!


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.

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 this is our PE day. Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.

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 – wood, afraid, coin, week, bright, coach, group, search, before, scared.

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 Miss Kyriacou