Santorini week ending 13.11.15

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

This week in Santorini Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning about Stories with Familiar Settings. For this we have been exploring the e-book ‘The adventures of Steven the Seagull’. We have been relating our own experiences of the seaside to the events in the story. We were then able to use these in creating postcards and diary entries as Steven the Seagull.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to subtract 2 digit numbers including multiples of 10 using a numberline.

subtraction using a numberline

We have also been learning about reflective symmetry. We folded different shapes to identify how many lines of symmetry the shapes had.


In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of the Saint Nectarios which we celebrated on the 9th November. We also celebrated the festival of Diwali on 11th November.

St Nectarios

We have been continuing to explore our topic ‘What is our school made of?’ We investigated the different properties of materials by testing how waterproof they are and how strong they are. We concluded that when building a new school we needed to use a material that is strong so the building does not collapse and waterproof so the children do not get wet.

Next Week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be finishing our learning on Stories with Familiar Settings and be focusing on writing our own story set at the seaside.

·        We will be planning and then writing our own seaside story.

·        We will then be editing and publishing our stories in our Mega Write books.    

Numeracy ·        We will be learning the doubles and halves of numbers to at least 20.

·        We will be measuring objects using kilograms and then comparing and ordering mass.

RE ·        We will be celebrating the feast day of John Chrysostom. (13th November)    
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ow/o-e and oo/u-e

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on are, ur and er

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



Year 2 Homework 13.11.15

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been exploring the e-book of ‘The Adventures of Steven the Seagull’. This is the story of Steven the Seagull who goes to visit his cousin Sally at Morecambe and the adventures that they get up to.

For your writing challenge I would like you to think of a time that you have gone to the beach (if you have not been to the beach think of an exciting day out you may have had) and create a recount of this visit. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of where you went
  • A description of the things that you did/saw
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • Your feelings regarding the trip (try to avoid using nice, happy or sad)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to include as much detail as possible and to write at least a page for your recount. 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 Monday and Thursday 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 – camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel


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

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou