Year 2 Week Ending 29.9.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore the features of an information text and have used these to create our own notes. We have also created our own glossaries, heading and pictures for our own information text on the Great Fire of London.

In Numeracy we have been looking at our multiples of 10, 2 and 5 and how we can count different objects by grouping them into 2s, 5s or 10s. Towards the end of the week we have looked at measuring length using rulers focusing on how to use the ruler and reading the measurement correctly.

In R.E. this week, we have explored how the Bible helps us to live and Jesus’ sermon on the mount.

During our topic ‘What was London like in 1666?’ we explored how the houses caused the fire to spread quickly and how they tried to stop the fire from spreading further.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing to focus on Information Texts and will be creating our own information texts on the Great Fire of London.
Numeracy ·        We will be counting in steps of 2, 5, 3 and 10 from any number.

·        We will also be continuing to look at measurements

RE ·        We will be celebrating the feast day of Saint Cyprian which will take place on Monday 2nd October.
Topic ·        We will be continuing our learning about the Great Fire of London through our topic “What was London like in 1666?”



Year 2 Homework 29.9.17

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

Weekend Writing Task

For the past two weeks we have explored the events of the Great Fire of London and have written our own information texts about it. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to imagine that you were an eyewitness to the Great Fire of London and write a recount describing your experience. A recount is another form of non-fiction writing and it is a way of re-telling an important event or describing an experience that you have had to others. Therefore, you need to include in your writing: –

  • The use of the first person and past tense e.g. I saw/I went/I ran.
  • Descriptive words and phrases to help people imagine your experience and adjectives to describe how you felt e.g. I looked around me and saw the roaring flames burning houses before my eyes. I felt devastated that the city I loved had been destroyed and ruined!
  • Time connectives (firstly, next, after) to introduce some paragraphs.
  • Punctuation used correctly (capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks).

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


Spellings: This week’s spellings are – race, ice, cell, city, fancy

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