Year 2 Week Ending 12.1.18

Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Christmas Holidays!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been learning about Non Fiction Texts. For this we have been exploring the features of non-fiction texts and using these to create notes on dinosaurs. We have then used these features of non-fiction texts and our notes to plan our own information page on a chosen dinosaur.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones and the different ways in which we can do this.

We have also been learning about length. We have learnt how to measure the length of different objects accurately using a ruler making sure we start measuring from the 0. We have also compared the lengths of different objects using = (equals), < (less than) and > (more than).

In R.E. this week, we have learnt about the good news of Jesus in the Annunciation of the Theotokos. We learnt that Theotokos means mother of God.

We have started our new topic ‘Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?’ which has a science focus. We were amazed to discover a dinosaur egg in our classroom and have been finding out a bit more about it. We have discussed the terms, living, once-lived and non-living. We then sorted items into these categories and decided that dinosaurs fit into the once lived category.

Next Week in Year 2  

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on non fiction texts.

·        We will be creating our own information posters on a chosen dinosaur using the features of a non-fiction text.

·        We will be creating glossaries for our non-fiction text.

Numeracy ·         We will be learning about the multiples of 5 and 10.

·        We will be dividing by 5 and 10.

RE ·         We will be recognising that on Palm Sunday we celebrate that Jesus is our king.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – or/aw and air/are

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on ow/o-e, oo/u-e and oy/oi

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


Homework and Homelearning Project


Dinosaur Homelearning Project 2018

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

Your Homelearning Project is due in on WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY 2018 

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been learning about information texts. We have used the key features of information texts to create posters about different kind of dinosaurs.

For your writing challenge we would like you to write a fact file about your chosen dinosaur. Do research on a dinosaur and gather the following information; dinosaur name, describe its appearance, habitat, diet and any special features. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A title
  • Adjectives to describe its appearance, habitat, diet and special features
  • Check your writing makes sense
  • Check your spelling is correct
  • Capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

We would like to write at least a page and we 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. 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 – hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny

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