Year 2 Week Ending 9.6.17

Welcome to Year 2!

We hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable half term break!

This week in Year 2

This week we have been celebrating Arts Week with the theme ‘Off to Outer Space’. The children have enjoyed participating in lots of art, DT, creative writing and speaking and listening sessions involving the theme space.

In R.E. this week, we been celebrating Pentecost which took place on Sunday 4th June 2017.

Next Week in Year 2

Subject We will be learning…
Literacy ·        We will be looking at extended stories and how the authors develop the characters in these.

·        We will be creating dialogue between two characters.

·        We will be writing extended sentences using different conjunctions.

Numeracy ·        We will be using estimation to check our answers to different calculations.

·        We will be using our reasoning skills to discuss what we think about addition calculations.

RE ·         We will be recognising why God created people.
Phonics Miss MacKinnon’s group will be focusing on the sounds – ee/ea and oy/oi

Miss Light’s group will be focusing on ew and ire

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


Homework and Home Learning Project

Seaside project 2017

Your Home Learning Project is due in on Monday 3rd July 2017.

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

Weekend Writing Challenge

For your writing challenge I would like you to write a recount of something exciting that you have done during your half term holiday. You need to include in your writing:-

  • A description of what you did
  • A description of where it was
  • Explain who you did it with
  • Explain how you felt doing it.
  • Include full stops and capital letters in all of the correct places.

I would like you to write at least a page for your recount and I look forward to reading them!


Crete Class Trip: On Thursday 15th June Crete will be going on their re-arranged trip to the Museum of London Docklands. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their school uniform with their lunch in a labelled plastic bag that can be thrown away.

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 – station, action, lotion, fiction, section, nation, portion, potion.

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 look forward to another fun filled week.

Miss MacKinnon and Miss Kyri

Miss Light and Mrs Yiannourkou