Santorini week ending 23.09.16

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

This week in Santorini Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the book of ‘The Shopping Basket’ by John Burningham. We have used this story to create instructions for the animals in the book making sure we include the key features of instructions.

The Shopping Basket

In Numeracy we have been adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to one and two digit numbers.  We have also been estimating and measuring the lengths of different objects, then using these to answer questions.

(Insert measuring pics)

In R.E. this week we have continued to learn about and celebrate the Raising of the Cross.

raising of the cross

As part of our Ancient Greece topic we learnt about the different Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses as well as what they were Gods of.

Greek Gods

Next Week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on instructions.

·        We will be looking at recipes and creating our own recipes for a monster dinner.

·        We will also be looking at the animated tale of ‘Thad goes to the moon’.

Numeracy ·         We are recognising our multiples of 10.

·        We are counting different amounts of objects by grouping them into 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

·        We will be measuring and ordering the mass of different objects.

RE ·         We will be recognising the importance of the Bible.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds –

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on

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


Home Learning Project

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Your Home Learning project was due today – Monday 26th September 2016.

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been learning about instructions and reading the book ‘The Shopping Basket’ by John Burningham. We have identified the key features of instructions and used these to write our own.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write a set of instructions on how to play your favourite game. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A ‘You Will Need’ section
  • Numbered steps
  • Bossy verbs e.g. push, pull, jump, squeeze etc.
  • Capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your instructions 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 Wednesday/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 – every, everybody, even, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast.


HFW 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!

If you have any empty kitchen roll tubes please can you bring these into school for Friday 30th September.

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

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou