Santorini week ending 9.9.16

Welcome to Year 2 Santorini Class!

We trust that you had a lovely Summer Holiday and welcome to the start of the new school year!

This week in Santorini Class

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the story Superworm by Julia Donaldson. We have identified the thoughts and feelings of Superworm and Wizard Lizard, using these to create character profiles and letters to their friends. Superworm also allowed us to explore different rhyming words.


In Numeracy we have been exploring numbers.  We have been practising writing our numbers to 100 in words and figures. We have also been exploring how to partition two digit numbers into tens and ones. (Insert partitioning pics)

Towards the end of the week we recapped on our knowledge of our number bonds to 10 and 20. We then used this information to help us solve missing number calculations.

number bonds to 20number bonds 10

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast of the birth of the Virgin Mary on the 8th September.

Nativity of the Virgin Mary

We have also begun this week our new topic of Ancient Greece. We have found out when the Ancient Greece period was in history and some of the events that took place during it.

Next week in Santorini Class

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        The children will continue to learn about the story Superworm and use this to help them write their own stories.
Numeracy ·        The children will be identifying odd and even numbers, and how to double and half numbers
RE ·        We will be celebrating the feast day of the raising of the cross on the 14th September
Topic ·        The children will be learning about what schools were like in the Ancient Greece period.
Phonics This week in phonics we will be assessing the children’s phonics knowledge.


Home Learning Project

island homelearning 2016

Your Home Learning project is due in on Monday 26th September 2016.


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 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 – wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold, gold, hold, told

Year 2 Spelling List



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

Mrs Afolabi and Yiannourkou