Year 2 Week Ending 10.11.2017

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been looking at different types of instructions such as recipes. We have identified key features of instructions and explored them in more detail. We have been focusing on writing commands using imperative verbs and adverbs.

In Numeracy we have been learning about fractions. We have identified halves and quarters of shapes. We have learned that a half is the same as two quarters.

½ = 2/4

We have also explored halves of even numbers.

½ of 10 =5

In R.E. this week, we learned the importance of church family.

We have been learning about our new topic ‘What Is Our School Made Of’ which has a science focus. We have been looking at the different materials our school is made from. We have been investigating what would happen if we made the school from different materials.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will continue our learning on instructions. We will identify key features of instructions and write our own.
Numeracy ·        The children will be identifying quarters of shapes and numbers and using coins to make the same amount.
RE ·        We will be identifying the needs people have.
Phonics Miss Mackinnon’s group will be focusing on oy, ay, ee.

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on are, ur, er.


Homework and Home Learning Project

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

Year 2 Homework 10.11.17

Weekend Writing Task

This week in literacy we have been continuing our learning about instructions. We have used the key features of instructions to create our own on how to make a Lego house.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write a set of instructions on how to build a school. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A title
  • A ‘You Will Need’ section listing the equipment needed.
  • Numbered steps
  • Imperative ‘bossy’ verbs e.g. put, get, lay etc.
  • Adverbs that describe the imperative verb e.g. carefully, quickly, silently etc.
  • Capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your instructions and 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 – metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal.

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! 

If you have any empty kitchen roll tubes please bring them in on Monday 13th November. 

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