Year 2 Week Ending 11.5.18

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been planning and writing our own seaside stories that include the characters of either Mr and Mrs Grinling, Hamish or Steven and Sally.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on money. We have identified the different coins we have and how we can use these coins to make different amounts. Towards the end of the week we have been solving word problems that involve money.

In R.E. this week, we have learnt about how Jesus wants us to forgive others. We have also explored the story of Joseph and his brothers and why he forgave them.

In topic this week we have been continuing to explore “Why do we love to be beside the seaside” and have compared Croydon to the coast, identifying its similarities and differences.

Next Week in Year 2  

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·         We will be reading and writing our own seaside poems.
Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on shape and identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

·        We will also be exploring reflective symmetry and completing shapes and patterns with reflective symmetry.

RE ·         We will be celebrating the Ascension of Jesus on 17th May.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be recapping all of set 1, 2 and 3 sounds.

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on air/are and ir/er/ur

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




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

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been planning and writing our own story set at the seaside using the stories of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat’, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and ‘The Adventures of Steven the Seagull’ to support us with our writing.

For your writing challenge I would like you to create a story with a familiar setting. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of the setting e.g. park, house, forest, playground etc.
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • Wow words throughout your story.
  • Use of conjunctions to extend your sentences e.g. but, because, then, while, when etc.
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to be as creative as possible and to write at least a page for your story. I look forward to reading them!

Your Weekend Writing Books should be back in school on Wednesdays.


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, especially their jumpers/cardigans as the weather is getting warmer. Children will need their P.E. kits in school on a Monday as this is our PE day. 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 – there/their/they’re, here/hear, quite/quiet, see/sea, bare/bear

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