Year 2 Week Ending 8.12.2017

Welcome to Year 2!


This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been looking at Traditional Tales and we explored the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’.  We have been creating exclamation sentences and rewriting our own version of Hansel and Gretel.

In Numeracy we have focused on position and direction using four compass points. We have described position and movement using straight line and turn.

In R.E. this week, we have been investigating the nativity icon.

Next week in Year 2

Next week in Year 2 we will be focusing on the Nativity story and completing various Christmas activities.



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 re-writing the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel, where the characters of Hansel and Gretel and the witch have swapped. For your writing task we would like you to re-write a different traditional tale making sure the main characters have changed characteristics, so the good character is now the villain and the villain is now good. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A traditional story start and end
  • A description of your main character
  • A description of the setting
  • Using full stops and capital letters in the correct places
  • Use direct speech between two characters.

We would like you to write at least a page for your story and we 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.

RWI sounds for parents


Year 2 Spelling ListCommon


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!

Nativity: Please continue to practise your lines for the Christmas Nativity which will be taking place on 12th December at 9.15am to which you are all warmly invited to attend.

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