Santorini week ending 23.10.15

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

This week in Santorini Class

We have been celebrating Inclusion Week this week in class. We have learnt how to cross the road safely and designed our own Road Safety Superheroes/Mascots.

We have also discussed bullying and what we should do if we or someone we know is being bullied and created posters on being good friends. In addition to this we looked at how we can stay safe on the internet creating posters explaining the rules for other children to use.

As part of our literacy learning we created friendship letters to other children in our class explaining what we think makes them special and a good friend.

For numeracy we collected data on our class and recorded this in tally charts and pictograms.

After half term 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 the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

·        Exploring and describing the setting of the story

·        Identifying how and why characters change throughout the story.

Numeracy ·        We will be focusing on using adding and subtraction strategies.

·        We will also be learning about position and direction.

RE ·        We will be celebrating the feast day of Archangels Gabriel and Michael. (8th November)
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay/a-e and igh/i-e

Mrs Afolabi’s group will be focusing on ay, ee and ow

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



Year 2 Homework 23.10.15

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

Weekend Write Challenge:

This week we have been looking at anti-bullying, road safety and how to keep safe on the internet. For your writing challenge I would like you to write a poem about how to keep safe or stop one of these topics. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Some rhyming words.
  • Full stops and capital letters.
  • Verses that make sense

I would like you to write at least three verses 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 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 – write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap


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

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou