Year 2 Week Ending 31.3.17

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 diary entries as either the Greeks or the Trojans. We then retold the story in our own words and edited these to make sure they included great adjectives, conjunctions, some speech and exclamation sentences.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on money. We identified the different coins we have and used these to find different ways of making the same amount. We also used our subtraction skills to find change from different coins.

In R.E. this week, we began our Easter celebrations by learning about Holy Week. We have learnt about Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday and Holy Thursday.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on pictograms and using these to answer questions.

·        We will also be collecting data and creating our own pictograms.

RE ·         We will be continuing our celebration of Easter by learning about Holy Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.
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 RE this week we have been learning about each of the days in Holy Week leading up to Easter starting with Lazarus Saturday. For your writing challenge this week I would like you to write a poem about Easter. You need to include in your writing:-

  • Lines that rhyme
  • Some use of alliteration (where a series of words all begin with the same letter/sound)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to write at least 6 lines for your poem. I look forward to reading them!


Jumpers/Cardigans: As the weather is getting warmer the children are beginning to take off their jumpers and cardigans. To ensure that the correct jumpers and cardigans go to their rightful owner it would be very much appreciated if you could label them clearly with your child’s name.

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

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