Crete Class Week Ending 7.10.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to learn about instructions and exploring the animated tale of Thad Gets To The Moon. We followed instructions and worked as a group to create our own rockets. We then created instructions on how to decorate our rockets before creating our own rules for Moon Football.

In Numeracy we have been counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We have also looked at different number sequences and described them, identifying what they are going either forwards and backwards in and whether they are odd or even.

In R.E. this week we celebrated the feast day of Saint Cyprian which took place on 2nd October.

St Cyprian and Justina

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 continuing to create our own instructions for Moon Football.

Numeracy ·         We will be looking at the rules for addition and subtraction and identifying whether these can be done in any order.
RE ·         We will be learning about the Jewish Festival of Rosh Hashanah
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 reading the animated tale of ‘Thad gets to the moon’. This is the story of a toy spaceman who goes to the moon with a real spaceman late one night.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write your own story set in space. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • Description of the setting
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.
  • Interesting WOW words throughout.

I would like you to write at least a page for your story and 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 as this is our PE day. 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 – annoying, thirsty, statue, whisper, phone, morning drew, tomatoes, haunted, Thursday.

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