Year 2 Week Ending 2.3.18

Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you are enjoying the snow!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore explanation texts. We have understood the features of explanation texts laid out in a flow chart and used this to write the life cycle of a chicken. We have also used information texts to find the answers to questions about butterflies.

In Numeracy we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10. We learnt that if there is a 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the ones column then we round it down and if there is a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 we round it up to the next 10.

In R.E. this week, we have understood what makes the Greek Orthodox Church special and what we need to do when we enter the church.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on explanation texts by creating notes and writing our own explanation texts.
Numeracy ·         We will be estimating the answers to calculations using what we know about numbers and place value.

·        We will also be solving missing number calculations using the inverse operation.

RE ·         We will be recognising Jesus as our leader.




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


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 – word, work, worm, world, worth

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 enjoyable week.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Howden

Ms Young and Miss Beaton