Year 2 Week Ending 23.6.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore the story of The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. We have used this to plan and begin to write our own Magic Finger story, focusing on how our stories will start and what conversations the characters might have.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on multiplication. We began the week identifying the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition.

We ended the week by understanding the commutivity of multiplication and that it didn’t matter which order we did it in. This helped us to identify multiplication and division fact families.

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the feast day of the birth of John the Baptist which takes place on the 24th June.

We have continued learning on our new topic this week ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ which has a geography and history focus. We have identified places we go on holiday and the reasons why we go there.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing to write our Magic Finger stories before creating them into books.
Numeracy ·        We will be learning to read different scales involving different measures.
RE ·         We will be celebrating the feast day of the Apostles Peter and Paul which takes place on the 29th June.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ee/ea and oy/oi

Miss Light’s group will be focusing on ew and ire

Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyri’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.


Homework and Home Learning Project

Seaside project 2017

Your Home Learning Project is due in on Monday 3rd July 2017.

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

This week in literacy we have been continuing to read ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl focusing on his use of dialogue. For your writing challenge I would like you to create a conversation between two fairy tale characters of your choice. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Inverted commas (“”) around the parts which are spoken.
  • Different words for said (shouted, screamed, whispered, exclaimed).
  • Starting a new line each time your speaker changes.
  • Conjunctions to extend your sentences (because, but, so, when, if)
  • Include full stops and capital letters in all of the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your conversation and I look forward to reading them!


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 Wednesday for Crete Class and a Thursday for Santorini Class as these are our PE days. 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 – see/sea, here/hear, one/won, to/two/too, their/there/they’re.

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 Kyri

Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou