Year 2 Week Ending 3.11.17

Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing half term break.

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring instructions. We have looked at the story ‘The Shopping Basket’ by John Burningham and have used this to create escape and dance instructions for the different animals in the story. We have also begun to identify the features of instructions and use these to write our own steps on washing our hands.

In Numeracy we have been looking at subtraction. We have used hundred squares, number lines and partitioning to support us with subtracting 2 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers.


At the end of the week we started to look at the relationship between addition and subtraction.

In R.E. this week, we have explored what makes our families special and the story of the prodigal son.

We have begun learning on our new topic ‘What Is Our School Made Of’ which has a science focus. We have been looking at the different materials toys are made from and have classified these.

Next week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be continuing our learning on instructions.

·        We will be identifying the features of instructions and why they are important.

·        We will be understanding ‘bossy’ verbs, commands and expanded noun phrases and writing our own.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on fractions.

·        We will be identifying ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of shapes and objects.

RE ·         We will be understanding the importance of the church family.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – air, ir, ou  

Ms Young’s group will be focusing on o-e, u-e, aw

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



Year 2 Homework 3.11.17

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

Weekend Writing Task

This week in literacy we have been learning about instructions and reading the book ‘The Shopping Basket’ by John Burningham. We have identified the key features of instructions and used these to write our own.

For your writing challenge I would like you to write a set of instructions on how to play your favourite game. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A ‘You Will Need’ section
  • Numbered steps
  • Bossy verbs e.g. push, pull, jump, squeeze etc.
  • Capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your instructions and 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 – camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel

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