Year 2 Week Ending 7.4.17

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In Numeracy we have been focusing on pictograms. We have been reading pictograms where each picture represents either one, two or five. We then used this data to answer questions.

In R.E. this week, we have been continuing our learning on Holy Week by learning about Holy Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We have also dyed red eggs this week and created our own ephitaphions.

After Easter in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be reading a new text and describing the character within it.

·        We will be thinking about what the character looks like and how they move, in addition to what they are thinking and how they are feeling.

Numeracy ·         We will be focusing on word problems and how we can solve these using the four operations (+, -, x and divide)
RE ·         We will be recognising that all people are special and Jesus came to Earth for all people.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – air and ir

Miss Light’s group will be focusing on ir/ur/er and ou/ow

Mrs Yiannourkou and Miss Kyri’s group will be focusing on their initial sounds and sh, th, ch, ng and nk.



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 – enjoyment, amusement, movement, statement, punishment, pavement, treatment, payment, department.

Year 2 Spelling List


Key Stage 1 HFW Spellings


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 hope you have a lovely Easter holiday.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyri

Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou