Year 2 Week Ending 15.9.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the story The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We have been describing the characters of the Gruffalo and the mouse, thinking about what they look like as well as how they behave. We also wrote diary entries as the characters from the story.

In Numeracy we have been continuing to explore numbers.  We have identified odd and even numbers on a 100 square, as well as counting in twos.

Towards the end of the week we recapped on our knowledge of our halving and doubling numbers to 20.

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast of the Raising of the Cross on the 14th September.

We also started our new topic ‘What was London like in 1666?’ focusing on the Great Fire of London. We have looked at where and when the fire took place.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be focusing on Information Texts and identifying the different features of these.
Numeracy ·        The children will be adding using partitioning and measuring length using rulers.
RE ·        We will be understanding why God made us special.
Topic ·        We will be continuing our learning about the Great Fire of London through our topic “What was London like in 1666?”
Phonics This week in phonics we will be assessing the children’s phonics knowledge.


Home Learning Project

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Your Home Learning project is due in on Monday 25th September 2017.

Weekend Writing Task

This week in literacy we have been reading the story of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson and finding out more about her.

For your writing challenge I would like you to create a letter to Julia Donaldson. You need to include in your writing:-

  • What you like about her books and explaining why you like it.
  • At least one question you would like to ask her about a book she is currently writing.
  • Describe an idea for her next book.
  • Full stops or question marks at the end of each sentence.
  • Capital letters at the beginning of each sentence.

I would like you to write at least a page for your letter 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.


Spellings: This week’s spellings are – gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy

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