Year 2 Week Ending 17.11.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore instructions. We have looked at the animated Tale ‘Thad Goes To The Moon’ and have used this to create instructions for our own rockets and a game of moon football.

In Numeracy we have been looking at fractions. We have been finding ¼ and ¾ of shapes and numbers by splitting them into four equal groups. We also know that the top number is the numerator and tells us how many equal parts we have and the bottom number is the denominator which tell us how many equal parts are in the whole thing.

In R.E. this week, we have explored why God wants us to share our love with others.

We have been continuing our learning on our new topic ‘What Is Our School Made Of’ which has a science focus. We have been looking at the school building and identify the four most popular materials, which were plastic, metal, glass and wood. We then identified other objects that were made from these materials.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be learning about Traditional Tales and exploring the stories of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig.
Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on adding 2 2digit numbers by partitioning.
RE ·         We will be understanding the importance of icons and why we use them.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ay/a-e, ee/ea, igh/i-e  

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, nk, ay and ee.



Year 2 Homework 17.11.17

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

Weekend Writing Task

This week in literacy we have been reading the animated tale of ‘Thad gets to the moon’. This is the story of a toy spaceman who goes to the moon with a real spaceman late one night.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write your own story set in space. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A beginning, middle and end to your story
  • Description of the setting
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.
  • Interesting WOW words throughout.

I would like you to write at least a page for your story 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 – pencil, fossil, nostril, April, council, until

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