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Sunflower update  

Sunflower News...

Hello All,

I cannot believe it has been another week already since I last updated you all on my sunflowers. I decided against using stakes to keep them upright as they have soon got a lot stronger whilst being outside. 
A silly slug has eaten a couple of the leaves of the middle plant :( I am now keeping a closer eye on them!

Have any of you got any sunflowers yet? I haven't heard from anyone regarding their sunflower plants in a while. 

Kind Regards,

Miss Adams 

 


Summer Term 2 

Hope you are all keeping safe and well during this time.

We will continue to upload home learning activities each week for you to access at home.

Our journey around the world takes us to Australia this half term.

You will find below the attachment document "Home Learning Week Beginning 1st June" which contains a range of activities from across the curriculum linked to this topic.

We have enjoyed receiving emails of work you have been completely at home, please continue to send any work to secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk as emails are forwarded to the Year 2 staff. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email .

Take care

Miss Adams, Mrs Campbell and Mrs Nute

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Sunflower News! 

Sunflower Update 

Hello Everyone,

I think I am now on sunflower update week 6! Where have those weeks gone?! They started to get a little bit too big so I transferred them to different much larger pots on Sunday and they are now living outside. 
They are still growing well and they get plenty of water, especially with the hot weather we have at the moment! I think I am going to find some sticks and ties today to keep them upright, I will update you more on how they are growing next week. 

Everyone wishes you a fantastic Half Term, hope you all manage to get out and enjoy this glorious weather we have!

Speak to you next week,

Miss Adams :)

 


Sunflower update  

Sorry it's late...

Hello Everyone,

Sorry to those of you who might be checking up on my weekly update of my sunflower plants, I was so tired after being in school yesterday that I fell straight to sleep!

Here is a photo of how they are doing, they are still growing away, although they seem to have slowed down in their growth in the last week or so. 
Whilst the weather has been nice I have been taking them outside in the garden to get a proper amount of sunlight during the day, but I do make sure that I am giving them plenty of water too. I think I will need to pot them into bigger pots soon! 

Hope yours are all growing well, I've only had one picture recently. 

Miss Adams 

 


Year 2 Blog WB 18th May 

Year 2
Week beginning 18th May

We hope you are all keeping safe and well – we are missing you all! It is always lovely to hear how you are getting on – the photos that have been sent in have kept us all smiling.

The following activities have been set but please just do what you can.

Kenya Topic
Kenyan Shisima Game Shisima is a Kenyan word that means “source of water.” The game pieces are imbalavali which means “water insect”. This game was created by the people of Kenya who watched imbalavali or water insects crawl towards the shisima or source of water in a manner that made it hard to keep an eye on them. Similarly, Shisima players move their pieces around the board so quickly it is hard to track them.

Shisima set up
Draw an octagon with four straight lines connecting the corners. Then, collect six game pieces. This can be rocks, legos, pom poms or anything you have on hand. You will need two different styles or colours of game pieces, three of each.

Place the six game pieces on the corners of the octagon as pictured above.

What is the Objective of the Game?
The object of this game is to be the first player to create a straight line through the center of the Shisima.

How Do you Play Shisima?
Player one will move one of their three pieces at a time. Pieces can only move one place at a time and cannot jump other pieces. Then player two moves one piece. Players will take turns moving their pieces until someone has created a straight line. The first player to create a straight line is the winner. This game is simple enough for children, but requires a level of strategy that keeps it interesting for older kids and adults too!

Here is a video tutorial of Kenyan Shisima game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME3hD0zv1jk  


Maths
Please go to the Whiterose website and follow the lessons laid out. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 
We are now on Week 5. Worksheets have been attached to link with the videos.

There are also Mathletics challenges for your children to complete online. If you have forgotten your login please contact the secretary (secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk) and she will be able to get hold of one of us, we will then send out your login details.

Please remember to keep practicing your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We love to use the bbc times table supermovers online to help us! For extra activities use the maths packs which were sent home.


Literacy
Create a fact file of information you have learned about Kenya and/or create a reading den! See the activity attached.

Spellings- please find attached a list of spellings to practice each week. This week the focus is common exception words. Try and practice for a few minutes each day. There is a powerpoint attached to support this week’s spellings.

ICT – please see the attached pdf of 30 creative activities for children who have access to Apple computers, iPads or Phones. There are lots of activities to explore.

 
We hope this all makes sense, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail the secretary using the e-mail address secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk .

Thank you,

Mrs Campbell, Mrs Nute and Miss Adams


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Whiterose maths 

Hope you are all getting stuck into the Whiterose lessons we have been setting each week. As of this week, the worksheets are no longer free to access. Please find attached the worksheets which go along with the videos for this week.

Also, remember there are activities set on matheletics to complete. Please also keep practicing mental maths, like times tables, doubling and halving. A useful website for online maths games is topmarks.co.uk and a game I would particularly recommend is 'Hit the Button'.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Enjoy!


 

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Sunflower Update  

Week 4

Hello All,

I cannot believe I am already on my week 4 update of these sunflowers and they are still alive growing by the day! These are dwarf sunflowers so they are not going to be as big as some of yours as you had giant sunflower seeds! 

I haven't had any pictures of yours for a couple of weeks, how are they doing? I'd love to see and i'm sure the rest of the classes would too! 

Hope to hear from you all soon,

Miss Adams :)

 


W/B 11.05.20 

Year 2 Home Learning - W/B 11.05.20

We hope you are all keeping safe and staying positive. The following activities have been set but please just do what you can.

1. English - SPAG Week

This week is going to be slightly different in English, we are going to give you a different focus each day with an activity. Below are five focuses/ activities (one for each day), you can pick and choose which activity you would like to do on each day. The activities do not have to be printed out, they can be written in their books provided or on paper.

• Apostrophes for contraction – This is where we can put two words together to form one word e.g. do not – don’t. Can you see where I have put the apostrophe? Read through the PowerPoint and complete activity.

• Homophones – When words sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Have a look at the PowerPoint and complete the activities 1 and 2. Here is a link to some BBC Bitesize videos on homophones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p

• Coordinating conjunctions – Work through the PowerPoint and then try to challenge yourself to complete the 2 or 3 star activity.

• Subordinating conjunctions – With this work is a subordinating conjunction home workbook, you don’t have to complete all of it in one go.

• Commas in a list – Using the link below, watch the video and have a go at completing the activity. After, can you write your own list of things you would need to go on an African safari trip. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm

Extra challenge!!!

Can you complete a piece of writing that includes all of the above, try to link this going on an African safari?

2.Topic: ‘What will we see on our journey around the world?’

Science: Food Chains
This week we are going to focus our learning on food chains. At first we are going to think about food chains in our gardens/ local area, and then we are going to have a go at making a food chain of animals that we might find in Africa.

Take a look at the PowerPoint attached that explains what a food chain is and what they mean. See if you can write down some notes and small diagrams to support your understanding. Can you then explain to someone in your household what a food chain is (you could be the teacher!).

Can you draw a food chain in your book for some animals of your choice (you might want to use the PowerPoint to help you). You might like to have a go at making some paper chain food chains, there is an under the sea and garden animals version attached. If you didn’t want to print them out you could make your own with plain strips of paper!

Can you think about what food chain you might find in Africa? Research African animals and have a go at making a food chain. Can you identify the producer, consumer, prey and predator?

Once you have completed this we would love to see your African food chain and which animals you used!

3. Maths

Please go to the Whiterose website and follow the lessons laid out. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

We are now on Week 4.

There are also Mathletics challenges for your children to complete online. If you have forgotten your login please contact the secretary (secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk) and she will be able to get hold of one of us, we will then send out your login details. Please remember to keep practicing your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We love to use the BBC times table supermovers online to help us! For extra activities use the maths packs which were sent home.

4. Spellings


This week your spelling focus is possessive apostrophes, there is a PowerPoint you can read and work through, a word search and a look, cover, say, write, check sheet for you to complete.

5. Reading

Remember to keep reading daily, whether it be school books, books you have at home or online books.

6. Online Safety

We understand that during these times children may be spending more time on devices at home. Below is a link to some online safety activity packs that you can complete at home, they are only 15 minutes long and include some video watching and activities to complete. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=f4fd0dd4ee-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_05_05_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-f4fd0dd4ee-54950429

We hope this all makes sense, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail the secretary using the e-mail address secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk .

Miss Adams, Mrs Campbell and Mrs Nute

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VE Day! 

VE Day Activities

As i'm sure a lot of you know tomorrow (Friday 8th May) is VE day and to celebrate it's 75th anniversary it is a bank holiday. Do you know much about VE day? Do you know what the VE stands for? Attached is a PowerPoint all about it. You might want to read it with a grown up at home and discuss what it is. 
There is also some activities that you can complete throughout the day to celebrate and decorate your house. 
The picture to the left is the celebrations that are happening, the sound of cake at 4pm sounds good!! 
Send us some pictures if you celebrate! 

Hope you all enjoy celebrating this day! 

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Kenyan Sunset 

Kenyan Sunset

Yesterday we received a lovely e-mail from someone in year 2 who has drawn an AMAZING Kenyan sunset picture, complete with some very beautifully drawn animal silhouettes! We wanted to share it with you all! Keep up the fabulous work :)


 

 


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