Year 2 Week Ending 9.2.18

Welcome to Year 2!

This week in Year 2

In our Literacy lessons we have been continuing to explore the story of The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge. We have created arguments around why the beast should stay in the city or go back home. We have also created diary entries around the beast’s feelings and written letters to the residents of the city as the beast.

In Numeracy we have been focusing on solving investigations involving the four operations of multiplication, division, adding and subtracting.

We had a great time sharing our learning with our parents during our open morning on Wednesday. Thank you to those who were able to make it and we hope you had a great time learning with us.

In R.E. this week, we have celebrated the feast day of Jesus’ entry into the temple which took place on 2nd February.

We have been celebrating Investigation Week this week in year 2. We have been exploring the story Journey by Aaron Becker and have used this to design, create and test our own boats.

After Half Term in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be learning about explanation texts and exploring the different features of these.
Numeracy ·         We will be investigating the different properties of 2D shapes and describing them.

·        We will be using the inverse operation to check addition and subtraction calculations as well as using these to solve missing number calculations.

RE ·         We will be celebrating Clean Monday which takes place on 19th February.
Phonics We will be carrying out phonics assessments during this week.




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


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 – key, donkey, monkey, valley, chimney

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 hope you have a restful and enjoyable half term.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Howden

Ms Young and Miss Beaton