Santorini week ending 9.10.15

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

This week in Santorini Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore the features of instructions using the story of ‘Thad gets to the moon’. At the beginning of the week we followed instructions to create our own rockets and then identified how we could improve these instructions. Towards the end of the week we created rules and instructions for our own game of Moon Football.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on finding halves (1/2), quarters (1/4) and three quarters (3/4) of shapes. We have also been identifying the features of shapes especially polygons (shapes with only straight edges) and then sorting them into Venn Diagrams according to their properties.

In R.E. this week, we recognised that the bible teaches us how to live. We also explored the story of the Sermon on the Mount.

As part of our Ancient Greek topic we have learnt about the different Greek gods and why they were important.

Next week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be learning about Stories with Familiar Settings and be focusing on the story of the Lighthouse Keepers Cat.·        Exploring and describing the setting of the story

·        Identifying how and why characters change throughout the story.

Numeracy ·        We will be continuing our learning about fractions in particular ½, ¼ and ¾.·        Finding ½ and ¼ of different sets of objects.

·        Estimating and measuring objects using a ruler marked in cms.

RE ·        We will be understanding how the bible shows us how to live.·        We will be learning about the Sermon on the Mount.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ee/ea and ay/a-eMrs 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.



This year you will find your numeracy homework on the Mathletics website.

You will also find your spellings by switching to the spellodrome part of the website.

Your username and password is stuck inside your yellow reading record.

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been reading the animated tale of ‘Thad gets to the moon’. This is the story of a toy spaceman who goes to the moon with a real spaceman late one night.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write your own story set in space. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • Description of the setting
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.
  • Interesting WOW words throughout.

I would like you to write at least a page for your story 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 Friday 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 – race, ice, cell, city, fancy

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

Mrs Afolabi and Mrs Yiannourkou