Year 2 Week Ending 4.5.18

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been exploring the story ‘Steven The Seagull’s Adventures at the Seaside’ which is an ebook. We have been listing what we would take to the seaside and why. We have also created postcards from a trip to the seaside and diary entries as Steven explaining his adventures.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on word problems. We know to read the question through carefully and identify what the calculation is before solving it. We have been looking at word problems involving fractions and the four operations (adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying). Towards the end of the week we have been looking at telling time to the nearest 15 minutes and using this to create a schedule of our day as well as solving time word problems.

In R.E. this week, we have learnt about how the Holy Spirit helps us to love and do good. We also learnt that we receive the Holy Spirit when we are baptised.

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 planning and writing our own story set at the seaside.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on money and using this knowledge to solve word problems.
RE ·         We will be understanding why Jesus wants us to forgive.
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 e-book of ‘The Adventures of Steven the Seagull’. This is the story of Steven the Seagull who goes to visit his cousin Sally at Morecambe and the adventures that they get up to.

For your writing challenge I would like you to think of a time that you have gone to the beach (if you have not been to the beach think of an exciting day out you may have had) and create a recount of this visit. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of where you went
  • A description of the things that you did/saw
  • Use of senses in your descriptions e.g. what you heard, smelt, saw, touch, tasted etc.
  • Your feelings regarding the trip (try to avoid using nice, happy or sad)
  • Full stops and capital letters in the correct places.

I would like you to include as much detail as possible and to write at least a page for your recount. 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 – station, fiction, motion, national section.

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