Year 2 Class Blog 22.9.2017

This week in Year 2 

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring information texts and learning about the different features of these such as title, contents, illustrations, diagrams, labels, glossary, index etc. We focused on the information book ‘The Great Fire of London’.

In Numeracy we have been continuing to explore numbers.  We have been learning how to partition two-digit numbers into tens and units understanding the place value of each digit. We have continued to identify number patterns on a 100 square, as well as counting in twos and tens.

In R.E. this week, we discussed the topic ‘God Made Every Person Special’.

We also started our new topic ‘What was London like in 1666?’ focusing on the Great Fire of London. We have looked at where and when the fire took place.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be focusing on Information Texts and identifying the different features of these.
Numeracy ·        The children will be adding using partitioning and measuring length using rulers.
RE ·        We will be learning about the feast Rosh Hashanah.
Topic ·        We will be continuing our learning about the Great Fire of London through our topic “What was London like in 1666?”
Phonics This week in phonics we will be assessing the children’s phonics knowledge.


Homework and Home Learning Project

Year 2 Homework 22.9.17

island homelearning 2017

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

Your Home Learning project is due in on Monday 25th September 2017.

Weekend Writing Task

This week we have been looking at information texts.  We have looked at the different features of information texts and compared and contrasted different types of non-fiction books, including texts about the Great Fire of London. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write statements about the Great Fire of London. You need to include:

  • Factual information written as full sentences or in bullet points.
  • Headings/subheadings with most written as questions, e.g. How did the Great Fire of London start?
  • Some conjunctions such as because, and, so, to help your explanations.
  • Putting question marks, full stops and capital letters in the correct places.


I would like you to write at least a page of information. I look forward to reading them!

Please return your books to school every Wednesday.


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. 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.

RWI sounds for parents

Spellings: This week’s spellings are – jacket, jar, jog, join, adjust

Year 2 Spelling 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! 

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

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Howden

Ms Young and Miss Beaton