Year 2 Week Ending 13.10.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring silly poems. We begun the week by reading and performing the Dr Seuss book “Fox In Sock” and discussed what made it a tongue twister. We have also written our own tongue twisters using words beginning with the same sound. Towards the end of the week we explored the poems “In The Giant’s Rucksack’ and ‘Mister Magnolia’ before creating our own in a similar style.

In Numeracy we have been looking at addition and subtraction rules. We have understood that addition can be done in any order and that the answer will always be larger than the numbers we are adding. We have also understood that when subtracting that the larger number goes first and the answer is always smaller than the first number. We also began to explore the relationships between addition and subtraction.

At the end of the week we started to look at money and adding different coins together.

In R.E. this week, we have explored why we should help others and the story of Jesus healing the man who could not walk.

During our topic ‘What was London like in 1666?’ we created newspaper reports on the fire including eyewitness statements using our senses.

Next week in Crete Class we will be celebrating Inclusion Week

Subject We will be learning…
Numeracy ·         We will be collecting and recording data using a tally chart where we will be counting in 5s.

·        Collecting and recording data on a pictogram

·        Answering questions by looking at the data they have collected.

RE ·         We will be understanding that everyone has feelings and that God cares how we feel.

·        We will also be reading the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.

PSHE ·        Creating anti bullying posters, poems and pictures

·        Exploring how to stay safe online.

·        Recognising how to stay safe on and near roads.

Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – oo, ar, or

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on o-e, u-e, aw

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



Year 2 Homework 13.10.17

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

Weekend Writing Task

For your writing challenge this week I would like you to invent your own animal and describe its characteristics. You would need to include in your description:

  • What your animal looks like and its name
  • Where it lives
  • What it eats
  • What it does and how it behaves.
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to be very creative with your animal and write at least a page. 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 – write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap

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