Year 2 Week Ending 19.1.2018

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been looking at information on dinosaurs. We have identified key features of information texts such as headings, sub-headings, pictures, diagrams, labels, lists, captions. We have been focusing on making posters about our chosen dinosaur including these features. We have also written our glossary entries.

In Numeracy we have been learning about multiplication and division.  We have identified the multiples of 10 and 5. We have counted in tens and fives using a 100 square. We have recited our 5 x and 10 x tables.

In R.E. this week, we learned the importance of church holy days, Palm Sunday and that Jesus is our king.

We have been learning about our new topic ‘Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?’ which has a science focus. We have been looking at habitats of different animals and discussed the habitats that dinosaurs lived in.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be learning to make inferences in a story. We will identify characters and settings in a story.
Numeracy ·        The children will be writing multiplication statements and reading a temperature scale on a thermometer.
RE ·        We will be learning about how we celebrate Easter Sunday
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on ir, ur, ou, ow

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on ai, oa, ew, ire

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


Homework and Home Learning Project


Dinosaur Homelearning Project 2018

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

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

Weekend Writing Task

As part of our topic learning we have been looking at why a dinosaur would not make a good pet, including having our own dinosaur egg in class!

For your writing challenge we would like you to imagine you have a dinosaur egg that suddenly cracks open, what is going to happen next? You need to include in your writing:-

  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touched, tasted etc.
  • What adventures take place when the dinosaur arrives.
  • Interesting WOW words for your descriptions.
  • Use of connectives to extend your sentences e.g. but, because, then, while, so, when etc.
  • Use direct speech between two characters.
  • Full stops, exclamation marks and capital letters used correctly.

We would like you to be as imaginative as possible and to write at least a page for your story. We 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.

RWI sounds for parents

Spellings: This week’s spellings are – patting, patted, humming, hummed, dropping, dropped, sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner, runny

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