Year 2 Week Ending 24.3.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to focus on the Trojan Horse. We started the week by creating storyboards on the Legend of the Trojan Horse. We then created our own questions that we wanted to ask the Greeks and Trojans and used these to create our own interviews. We have also been writing exclamation sentences and using these in our newspaper reports on the Trojan War.

In Numeracy we have been continuing our learning on data by creating tally charts on our favourite sports and then using this data to create and answer questions on our data. We have also been learning about fractions this week, focusing on finding ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of shapes and numbers.

In R.E. this week, we celebrated the Annunciation of The Virgin Mary which takes place on 25th March.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be creating a diary entry as either a Trojan or Greek about the Trojan War.

·        We will also be writing, editing and redrafting our own version of The Legend Of The Trojan Horse.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on money by identifying different coins and using these to find the total of different amounts as well as finding change.

·        We will also be solving word problems involving money.

RE ·         We will be beginning our celebration of Easter by learning about Holy Week starting with Lazarus Saturday.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ir/ur/er and ou/ow

Miss Light’s group will be focusing on air and ir

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



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

Weekend Writing Challenge

In literacy this week we have been continuing to explore the Legend of the Trojan War. This is the story of how the Greeks tricked the Trojans during the war by giving them a big wooden horse in which the Greek soldiers were hidden. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to imagine you are a Trojan and are sending a gift to the Greeks. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Detailed description of what your gift is using interesting adjectives to describe it.
  • Conjunctions to extend your sentences (e.g. because, however, although, until, so etc.)
  • Explanation of why you have chosen this gift.
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

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


Class Assemblies: Thank you to everyone who came to Santorini Class assembly on Thursday 23rd March. It was very much appreciated as the children enjoyed seeing you there. I’m sure you will agree they all did a fantastic job.

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 – 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 Kyri

Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou