Santorini week ending 24.11.16

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. We have planned, written, edited and redrafted our own stories set at the beach which feature the characters we have met in the previous weeks.

In Numeracy we have been continuing our learning on fractions and finding ½ and ¼ of different numbers. We also learnt to count in halves on a numberline.

Counting in halves numberline

We have also been learning about reflective symmetry. We have been finding the lines of reflective symmetry on different shapes and then creating our own patterns which have reflective symmetry.

Reflective Symmetry Shapes

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of The Entry Of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) Into The Temple which took place on the 21st November.

theotokos entry

Next Week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be exploring Stories By The Same Author.

·        We will be looking at the story of Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson.

·        We will be exploring the characters within the story identifying what they look like and how they feel.

Numeracy ·         We will be identifying the different properties of shapes.

·          We will be sorting the shapes in different ways and answering questions about the way we have sorted it.

RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of Saint Andrew (30th November).
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – igh and ow.

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

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


Homework – Due this Friday 9th December 2016

Year 2 Homework 25.11.16

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 planning and writing our own story set at the seaside using the stories of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat’, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and ‘The Adventures of Steven the Seagull’ to support us with our writing.

For your writing challenge I would like you to create a story with a familiar setting. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of the setting e.g. park, house, forest, playground etc.
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • Wow words throughout your story.
  • Use of connectives to extend your sentences e.g. but, because, then, while, when etc.
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to be as creative as possible and to write at least a page for your story. 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 – write, written, wrote, wrong and wrap.



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!

Nativity: please continue to practise your lines of the Christmas Nativity which will be taking place on the 13th December.

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

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou