Santorini week ending 11.11.16

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

This week in Santorini Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to learn about Stories with Familiar Settings. For this we have been exploring the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. We have predicted what might happen in the story and described how the characters of Mr and Mrs Grinling felt at different points of the story.

lighthouse keepers lunch

In Numeracy we have been identifying ½ and 2/4 of different shapes and even numbers.

half circletwo quarterstwo quarters 2

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Nectarios which takes place on the 9th November.

St Nectarios

We have continued learning about our new topic ‘What is our school made of?’ which has a science focus. We have investigated different materials and whether they would be any good in different weather conditions.

Next Week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on Stories with Familiar Settings and be focusing on the story of Steven Seagulls Adventures at the seaside.

·        Identifying what we would take to the seaside with us.

·        Writing postcards from a trip to the beach.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on finding ¼ and ¾ of shapes and numbers.

·          We will also be identifying different coins that will make the same amount as well as adding different amounts of money together.

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of John Chrysostom the golden mouth. (13th November)
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ee and igh

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on ow/o-e and ew/u-e

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



Year 2 Homework 11.11.6

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

Home Learning Project

Year 2 Homework 21.10.16

Your Home Learning project was due in on Monday 14th November 2016.

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been exploring the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. This is the story of a lighthouse keeper called Mr Grinling who does not receive his lunch as the seagulls keep eating it. We have predicted what we think will happen next, created ideas on how to stop the seagull and described how the characters’ feelings change throughout out the story.

For your writing challenge I would like you to imagine that you are one of the seagulls and write a letter to Mr and Mrs Grinling apologising for eating his lunch. You need to include in your writing:-

  • ‘I’ when describing why you ate his lunch.
  • WOW words to describe your feelings/how it would have made Mr Grinling feel (try to avoid – nice, happy and sad)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.
  • Use of because to explain why you ate his lunch.

I would like you to be as creative as can and I would like you to write at least a page for your letter. 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 Wednesday  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 – jacket, jar, jog, join, adjust

Key Stage 1 HFW Spellings


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.

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou