Crete Class Week Ending 8.1.16

Welcome to Year 2 Crete Class!

We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Christmas Holidays!

This week in Crete Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been learning about Traditional Tales. For this we have been exploring the story of ‘Cinderella’. We have understood what types of characters they are, creating questions and dialogue between them. We have also compared the story of Cinderella to ‘The True Story of Cinderella’ and ‘Seriously Cinderella is so annoying.’ 

Cinderella  cinderella is so annoying  true story of cinderella

In Numeracy we have been focusing on forming our numbers correctly as well as saying them correctly and recording them in words.

We have also been learning about length. We have learnt how to measure the length of different objects accurately using a ruler making sure we start measuring from the 0. We have also compared the lengths of different objects using = (equals), < (less than) and > (more than).

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast days of Saint Basil (1st January) and Theophania (6th January).

st basil icon   theophania icon

We have started our new topic ‘Why do we like to be beside the seaside?’ which has a geography focus. We have looked at different places that we have been on holiday and why we go there.

Next Week in Crete Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on Traditional Tales and Cinderella.·        Sequencing the story of Cinderella.

·        Writing the story of Cinderella switching the characteristics of Cinderella and the stepmother.

·        Comparing the similarities and differences between different versions of the same story.

·        Creating character profiles on the different characters.    

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on the different ways we can partition 2 digits numbers.·        We will be understanding the value of different numbers (Tens and ones)

·         We will also be learning about time – counting in 5 minutes and identify quarter hours.  

RE ·         We will be appreciating how families love and care for one another and recognising the importance of families and how they support us.     
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ow/o-e and oy/oiMrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on oo, oo and ar

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


Homework and Homelearning Project

Year 2 Homework 8.1.16

Seaside project 2016

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

Your homelearning project is due in on Monday 25th January 2016.

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in our literacy lessons we have been introduced to a new topic: Traditional Tales. We have focused on the story of Cinderella and have described the characters using good and bad characteristics. For your writing challenge I would like you to write a character profile of the Prince using suitable characteristics that describe him. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Adjectives to describe his good/bad characteristics (mean, kind, caring etc)
  • Examples from the story to support your descriptions
  • Some sentences with conjunctions (and, because etc – e.g. The Prince is generous because he invited everyone to his royal ball).
  • Full stops and capital letters.

I would like you to be as creative as possible and write at least a page for your description. 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 – copied, replied, fried, lied, cried, tried.

Year 2 Spelling List

Key Stage 1 HFW Spellings


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

Miss MacKinnon and Mrs Basile