Year 2 Week Ending 10.3.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing our learning about explanation texts. We have been researching information on butterflies and have used this to create an explanation text on the life cycle of a butterfly. We included headings, conjunctions, comparative words, technical vocabulary and pictures.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10. We learnt that if there is a 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the ones (units) column we need to round down to the nearest 10. If there is a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the ones column we need to round up to the next 10.

We have also been learning how to use the greater than > and less than < symbols to compare numbers.

In R.E. this week, we looked at the church and why it is a special place. We also thought about what we do when we go to church including lighting candles, kissing the icon and making the sign of the cross.

We have continued our learning on our new topic this week which is called ‘Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?’ and has a science focus. We explored the different habitats found in the world including rainforest, polar regions, desert and forests, describing what these places are like. We also looked at the different animals that live in these habitats and discussed how they have adapted to live there.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be creating descriptive sentences about the Trojan Horse.

·        We will be creating instructions on how to play safely on the Trojan Horse.

·        We will also be looking at the Legend of the Trojan War.

Numeracy ·         We will be learning to identify, represent and estimate different numbers.

·        We will be learning to collect data using a tally chart and representing this in bar charts.

·        We will also be exploring 3D shapes and the 2D shapes that make them up.

RE ·         We will be recognising Jesus as our leader and why he gave his life for us.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ir/ur/er and ou/ow

Miss Light’s group will be focusing on air and ir

Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyri’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.



Year 2 Homework 20.1.17

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

In literacy this week we have been writing our own ‘Explanation Texts’ on the life cycle of a butterfly. We have learnt that Explanation Texts explain to us how a process works. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to create an Explanation Text on the life cycle of a frog. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Pictures/diagrams of each step of the cycle
  • Ordered paragraphs/sections
  • Joining words (because, this means, so etc)
  • Comparative words (brighter, smaller, stronger etc)
  • Technical vocabulary (tadpole, spawn etc)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to present your learning in a creative way and write at least a page for your explanation text. I look forward to reading them!


Class Assemblies: Crete class will be having their class assembly on Friday 17th March at 9am to which you are all warmly invited. Please can you support your child in practising their lines for the assembly.

Santorini class will be having their class assembly on Friday 24th March at 9am to which you are all warmly invited.

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 for Crete Class and a Thursday for Santorini Class 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 – station, fiction, motion, national, section

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 Kyri

Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou