Year 2 Week Ending 27.4.18

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by David and Ronda Armitage. We have been predicting what will happen next in the story as well as thinking of ideas to help Mr and Mrs Grinling. We have also been exploring how Mr and Mrs Grinling feel throughout the story.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on fractions. We have identified ½, ¼, 2/4, ¾ and a 1/3 of shapes and numbers. We know that fractions are equal groups and have related this to our learning on dividing. We have also been identifying fractions that are the same.

In R.E. this week, we have learnt about how through baptism we are welcomed into God’s family.

We have continued our learning on our new topic ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ which has a geography focus. We have explored different seaside attractions and have designed our own seaside attractions.

Next Week in Year 2  

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on stories with familiar settings.

·        We will be exploring the ebook of The Adventures of Steven The Seagull.

·        We will be exploring the setting of the seaside and relating it to our own experiences.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on solving word problems using the four operations of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

·        We will be telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes and using this to plan our day.

·        We will also be solving word problems involving time.

RE ·         We will be appreciating the Holy Spirit as a gift from God.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be recapping all of set 1, 2 and 3 sounds.

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on air/are and ir/er/ur

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


Homework and Homelearning Project

Seaside project


Your Homelearning Project is due in on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

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 exploring the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. This is the story of a lighthouse keeper called Mr Grinling who does not receive his lunch as the seagulls keep eating it. We have predicted what we think will happen next, created ideas on how to stop the seagull and described how the characters’ feelings change throughout out the story.

For your writing challenge I would like you to imagine that you are one of the seagulls and write a letter to Mr and Mrs Grinling apologising for eating his lunch. You need to include in your writing:-

  • ‘I’ when describing why you ate his lunch.
  • WOW words to describe your feelings/how it would have made Mr Grinling feel (try to avoid – nice, happy and sad)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.
  • Use of because to explain why you ate his lunch.

I would like you to be as creative as can and I would like you to write at least a page for your letter. I look forward to reading them!

Your Weekend Writing Books should be back in school on Wednesdays.


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 – can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll

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