Crete Class Week Ending 4.3.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring information texts. We have looked at the different features of information texts including the use of contents pages, index pages, glossaries, headings and subheadings. We have also compared different information texts to identify what is good about them.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers using column method where we have partitioned the tens and units, as well as having them combined.

partition column addition  column method addition column_subtraction

In R.E. this week we identified what makes the Orthodox Church special, looking at why we light candles, kiss the icons and do the sign of the cross when we are praying.

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing to explore information texts

·        Using information texts to create notes.

·        Planning and writing our own information text making sure we include headings, paragraphs, diagrams and captions.

Numeracy ·        We will be partitioning two digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones.  

·        Adding 2 two digit numbers in different contexts using the column method and partitioning.   

RE ·         We will be celebrating that Jesus is a special leader and why he gave his life for us.       
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 4.3.16

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week we have been looking at information texts.  We have looked at the different features of information texts and compared and contrasted different types of non-fiction books, including texts about the Great Fire of London. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write statements about the Great Fire of London. You need to include:

  • Factual information written as full sentences or in bullet points.
  • Headings/subheadings with most written as questions, e.g. How did the Great Fire of London start?
  • Some conjunctions such as because, and, so, to help your explanations.
  • Putting question marks, full stops and capital letters in the correct places.


I would like you to write at least a page of information. 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 – key, donkey, money, chimney, valley, monkey and journey.

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