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Online Learning 14.12.21 

Hello everyone,

There will be no teams meeting today as Year 2 is open to children now.

For those self-isolating, our learning is as follows:

We are looking at the other 'er' sound. Watch this video to find out more: Then practice your sounds here: After this, I've attached a 'phoneme spotter' sheet. Can you colour in the words with 'er' in?

Free Readers
We are looking at the 'ed' suffix again. Can you sort words in present tense (happening now) and past tense (happened before, 'ed' suffix).

We are continuing to look and spelling and grammar (SPaG). Today we are focusing on using capital letters for names. If it's a name, it should have a capital letter. This can be a name of a person or a place. There are a few sheets attached for you to try.

We are continuing to look at doubling. The video link is here: There is also a worksheet attached and a 'true or false' challenge. If you're looking for more on doubling, there is a numberblocks episode on doubling here:

We are looking at fundamental skills this week. Below are some ideas for you to try. Good luck!

If you have a computer, you can have a go at typing skills here: If you don't have access to a computer, have a go at the worksheet below. Do you know what the keys mean on a computer keyboard? Have a go!

Take care,
Miss Wright

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Online Learning 13.12.21 

Hello 2W,

It's the last week before the holidays. You've all worked really hard so well done!

We will be meeting on teams at 11am for a chat. I appreciate that some of you are still struggling to access teams so we will continue to have our learning on the blog.

Here is the learning for Monday 13th December 2021:

Today we are looking at the 'ur' sound. Watch this video to learn more about it: Then practice your sounds here: After this, I've attached a sheet to practice 'ur'. Alternatively, you can practice writing words with 'ur' in (hurt, burn, turn, curl, surf, burger and fur).

Free Readers
You've done really well with your commas in a list - it's tricky! Today we are looking at adding 'ed' to words to make them past tense. For example, 'wash' (present tense) becomes 'washed' (past tense). I've attached a sheet to try.

We are continuing to learn about multiplication. Today we are focusing on using arrays. There is a sheet attached and the video link is here:

This week we are focusing on spelling and grammar (SPaG). Today we are looking at punctuation. Can you write out the sentences with the correct punctuation? We are focusing on full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, exclamation marks and question marks.

We are looking at materials. This will be our last lesson on it. Your challenge today - can you make a paper bridge for an object? How can you make the paper bridge stronger? There is a sheet below with some ideas on.

Spellings for this week
Bank, think, honk, sunk, wink, bunk, sing, string, hang, long

Take care,
Miss Wright

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Online Learning 10.12.21 

Hello 2W,

It's been wonderful to see all of your nativity costumes. I'm so impressed! Our next teams meeting will be 11am Friday 10th December. Remember it's Christmas jumper day so wear your best ones!

Below is the learning for today:

Today we are focusing on the 'are' sound. Watch this video to learn more about it: Then practice your other sounds here: I've attached a booklet with some different ways to practice 'are' as well.

Free Readers
Today we are looking at commas in a list again. Do you remember how to use commas? There's a mini quiz below.

Continue to write your elf diaries. If you've finished, have a go at editing or writing it up in neat. I've been very impressed so far! This is the last day we will spend on the diaries. Next week, we will focusing on spelling and grammar (SPaG).

Today we are looking at arrays. There is a worksheet below to follow for this. The video link is here: There are challenges to these as well.

Fit Friday
It's time to get active for Fit Friday! There are lots of fitness videos online to follow or you could have a go at doing something active outside. At school we love to do running, throwing, dribbling and more!

Can you have a go at making your own piece of music with your body? You could make it with clapping, tapping your foot or something else. There's a sheet below to look at it. Does your music have a slow tempo or a fast tempo?

Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Wright

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Online Learning 09.12.21 

Hello 2W,

Well done for being so adaptable and doing your online learning! It was lovely to see you on teams.

Our next teams meeting is Thursday 9th December at 11am. If you have nativity costumes, please wear them. It will be great to see them! If you're in school, please bring your nativity costume into school. If you don't have access to devices, please fill in the form attached below. We might be able to provide iPads for children.

Our learning today is below:

We are learning the 'aw' sound. Watch this video:
Then have a go at our speed sounds here: Choose which level is right for you. Most of you (yellow, blue and grey) need to start the video at 2:20 (set 2 and 3). Can you spot our 'aw' sound when you're practicing?
After this, have a go at writing some words with 'aw' in (saw, paw, straw, law, claw, hawk, yawn). I've attached a sheet as well if you like.

Free Readers
Instead of phonics, free readers are looking at commas. Commas separate items in a list or show you where to pause when reading. I've attached a sheet to look at. Can you add the commas in the list then have a go at writing with commas?

In English, children are carrying on writing their diaries on 'Elf On A Shelf'. Remember to start your diaries with 'dear diary' and put the date on them. We will finish writing the diary on Friday.

In maths, we are adding equal groups. The video for this is here: There is a worksheet attached below for this. I've also attached some challenges and remember to practice your times tables as well.

This will be our last lesson on Florence Nightingale. You have a choice today. 1. Read a sheet and answer the questions that go with it. 2. Watch this clip about Florence Nightingale ( ) and answer the questions. How much do you remember from the term?

Remember to read every day as well. There are books on Oxford Owl to look at.

Take care,
Miss Wright

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Online Learning 08.12.21 

Good afternoon,

As you are aware, we are moving onto online learning from tomorrow. Year 2 will be using a combination of teams and the blog. We will not be using class dojo for online learning. However, we will still be able to see messages sent via Class Dojo.

Wednesday’s learning is as follows:

Today we are looking at the ‘igh’ sound. Please watch this video: Children can then have a go at the worksheets attached or writing words with ‘igh’ in (night, sigh, sight, light, might, right, flight, knight). For one sheet, the children need to spot the real and 'alien' words. For the other sheet, the children need to find the works with the 'igh' sound in.

Free Readers:
Instead of phonics, free readers are focusing on the difference between 'a' and 'an'. Remember that 'an' goes before vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u) and 'a' goes before consonant sounds. There is a sheet attached for this.

This week's spellings are: door, floor, again, wild, children, climb, parents, most, only, both

Continue to write a diary entry about ‘Elf on the Shelf’. If children have finished these, they can write the diaries up in neat or add to them with other days.

Children are learning about multiplication and division. Please use the worksheet attached and watch the video here: There are also greater depth questions as a challenge for children. If children finish this, they can practice their times tables. Most children are on their 2x tables. Some have moved onto their 5x tables.

In school we would have been doing our nativity practice. As we are unable to now, I have attached some work on the nativity to do instead.

There will be a class check in at 11am tomorrow (Wednesday 8th December) on Teams. We are in the process of setting up online learning on Microsoft Teams. Some children don’t have logins for teams yet. These are in the process of being set up. The link to St Cleer 2W class is here:

Please get in touch if there is anything you need. You can get in touch via teams, class dojo, emailing or by phoning the school.

Take care, 
Miss Wright

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Learning in 2W 06.12.21 

Hello 2W,

It's been a lovely week at St Cleer.

In English we have finished writing our stories based on 'Nobot - The Robot With No Bottom'. This week we are writing diaries based on 'Elf On A Shelf'. This is an independent task - can the children think of ideas for what the elf could get up to? If children are self-isolating and are well enough, please can children do this. In school, we will be thinking of ideas, planning, writing, editing and doing a best copy so this unit would normally take 5 - 7 days.

In maths, we have been finishing off our unit on money and are going to start on times tables for 2s, 5s and 10s. Please can children self-isolating focus on their times tables if they are well enough. There are lots of websites where children can practice - Times Table Rockstars, I've also attached some White Rose resources to this.

In science, we have continued to look at materials. Today we have been sorting materials into natural and man-made categories. Please find attached a sheet for this. There is also a video children can watch here:

In PE, we have been focusing on fundamental skills like catching and throwing, balancing, running and more.

In computing, we have been looking at changing fonts, adding pictures to a document and typing skills. We have been looking at making posters. Children can make a poster at home on an iPad or computer for this if possible.

In music and RE, the children have been practicing their nativity songs and their performance on the stage. Children at home can practice singing nativity songs and read about the nativity. I've attached a PowerPoint for this and an activity to do if children wish to.

I will update the blog soon with more activities over the week. 

All the best,
Miss Wright

- Thursday 9th December 2021 - Nativity - This will not be in person now. We are working on the details of how this will happen so please bear with us. We will provide more information soon. It will likely be a remote nativity on video.
- Friday 10th December 2021 - Christmas Jumper Day

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More Nativity Songs! 

We Three Kings:

Little Donkey:

Little donkey, little donkey
On the dusty road
Gotta keep on going forwards
With your precious load

Little donkey, little donkey
Journey’s end is near
There are wise men
Waiting for a sight to bring them here


Learning in 2W 26.11.21 

Good afternoon,

We've had a fantastic week with lots of learning.

In English, we've started writing our stories based on 'Nobot - The Robot With No Bottom'. 2W are really working on their punctuation (including full stops, capital letters and commas). Everyone is getting much better at this - keep it up!

In maths, we are continuing with money. We've been focusing on the difference between pounds and pence this week. We've also looked at counting coins in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.

In science, we've continued looking at materials. This week, we were looking at how tough materials are. We did this by rubbing sand paper on different materials. It was very interesting to see which materials were the best!

In PSHE, we had Barnardo's come in to teach us about healthy relationships and where to go for help.

In history, we've been looking at timelines and discussing chronological order. We needed to make a timeline of Florence Nightingale's life.

Gem, giant, magic, energy, giraffe, jacket, jar, jog, adjust, join

* Monday 29th November - RNLI day - If children want to they can wear clothes that are red, white, blue or yellow and/or wear wellies. If they wish to, children can also bring in a donation for the RNLI.
* Friday 3rd December - Dress up as an elf. If children wish to, they can bring in a donation for Alzheimer's research.
* Thursday 9th December - Year 2 nativity. We have some costumes at school if needed - please just get in touch.
* Friday 10th December - Christmas jumper day

Take care,
2W Team


Learning in 2W 19.11.21 

Hello everyone,

We've had a fantastic week in 2W!

In English, we have been changing our Nobot story to how Nobot lost his arm. In our story, his arm gets used as a toothbrush! Next week, we will be inventing our own stories based on this.

In maths, we have been finishing our addition and subtraction unit. We are now starting to look at money - we've been very impressed by what the children know so far!

In science, we're continuing to look at materials. This week we were looking at how bouncy different balls are. We also discussed how things bounce and looked at a slow motion video of a ball bouncing to think about this further.

In RE, we've continued to learn our Nativity. Please find attached the script below. Children will be given paper copies as well. Please just let us know if you have any questions. We also have lots of costumes at school that we can use.

In history, we looked at Florence Nightingale books from the library. This is some of what we discovered:
- Florence was a famous nurse.
- She was rich.
- Hospitals used to be dirty.
- She had five cats.
- She couldn't leave her bed when she was older.

- 22nd November - Year 2s are having a healthy relationships morning.
- 29th November - Wear red/white/blue/yellow/wellies to school for RNLI fundraising.
- 3rd December - Elf day - dress up as an elf for Alzheimer's research.
- 9th December - Nativity for Year 2s will be at 1.30pm
- 10th December - Christmas jumper day

We are looking at spelling the phoneme /j/ with '-dge' and 'ge' at the end of words.
badge, edge, bridge, village, fudge, age, huge, change, charge, dodge

Have a lovely weekend,
Year 2 team

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Year 2 Nativity Songs 

We have been working hard on our nativity songs this half term with Mr Warrick. Below are the first four songs - Noel Noel, The Nativity Song, Such A Tiny Child and When Joseph Went To Bethlehem. More will be uploaded soon!

This is the season beloved of the year,
Sing a rhyme, Christmas time soon will be here.
Tell the true story of Jesus' birth,
When, as a baby, he came to the Earth.

This is the new star, shining so bright,
Lighting the world on that first Christmas night,
This is the angel proclaiming the birth,
Singing "Hosanna!" and "Peace on the Earth!"

Such a tiny child lies sleeping in the hay;
Doesn’t seem to know it is a very special day;
No one’s told him why all the gifts have come his way;
For he is just a tiny child,
Such a tiny child,
Sleeping in the hay.

When Joseph went to Bethlehem, I think he took great care.
To place his tools and close his shop and leave no shavings there.
He urged the donkey forward them, with Mary on its back,
And carried bread and goat cheese in a little linen sack.

Long ago and far away,
In Bethlehem, a mother lay,
Her new born babe upon the hay,
He was the baby Jesus.
He was the baby Jesus.

Noel! Noel! Let angles sing!
Noel! Noel! Let church bells ring!
Noel! Noel! Let everything,
Sing alleluia to the baby boy!

Shepherds on the mountain cold, 
Awoke when angel voices told them, 
Go and leave your lambs in fold, 
Follow the star to Bethlehem! 
Follow the star to Bethlehem!

Noel! Noel! Let angles sing!
Noel! Noel! Let church bells ring!
Noel! Noel! Let everything
Sing alleluia to the baby boy!


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