Year 2 Week Ending 1.12.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore traditional tales. We have read different versions of the Three Little Pigs Story including the True Story of The Three Little Pigs and The Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig. From this we have created alternative endings to the story and included speech in this. We have also compared the original story to the film version. To end the week we created character profiles on the characters from the three little pigs.

In Numeracy we have been looking at shapes. We have identified the features of shapes thinking about how many edges (sides), vertices (corners) and lines of symmetry they have. We have then used this knowledge to sort shapes and explain our reasonings for these sortings.

In R.E. this week, we have been continuing to explore icons including how we show respect to them and the role of the iconographer.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on traditional tales.

·        We will be creating exclamation sentences and rewriting our own version of Hansel and Gretel.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on position and direction, using compass points to support us.
RE ·         We will be investigating the nativity icon and how this helps us to tell the story.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – oy/oi, or/aw and air/are  

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on ir/ur/er and ou/ow

Miss Beaton and Miss Howden’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng, nk, igh and ow.


Homework and Homelearning Project

Your home learning project is to design a new school building.

For your homelearning project we would like the children to design a new school building using their own ideas e.g. What would like the playground to look like? Would there be any green areas? Where would the hall be?

The children can draw a picture and label different parts of the school building as well as the materials each part of the school would be made of OR the children can design a new school building using a variety of junk/ craft materials such as cardboard boxes, card, pipe cleaners, lollipop sticks etc.

Your home learning project is due on Friday 8th December 2017.

If you have any problems or need some help, then please come and see us as soon as possible, do not leave it until the hand in date.

We look forward to seeing your completed projects. Good Luck!


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

Weekend Writing Task

This week we have been exploring dialogue that fits our characters from the two versions of The Three Little Pigs. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a conversation of your choice between The Wolf and The Three Little Pigs from either the ‘True story of Three Little Pigs’ or the original version (e.g. Three Little Pigs/Wolf apologising for their behaviour). You need to include in your writing:-

  • Inverted commas (speech marks) in the correct places – e.g. “Why are you so mean to me?” asked The First Little Pig.
  • Some extended sentences with conjunctions (and, because etc.) to give more detail (e.g. “I would have let you in but you were being so mean!” Explained the second little pig.)
  • Different ways of saying ‘said’ (e.g. explained, replied, shouted etc.)
  • Full stops, question and exclamation marks and capital letters used correctly.

I would like you to be as imaginative as possible and write at least a page for your conversation. 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.


Spellings: This week’s spellings are – flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries

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! 

Nativity: please continue to practise your lines for the Christmas Nativity which will be taking place on the 12th December to which you are all warmly invited to attend.

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