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Week beginning 25.1.21


We have been so impressed with all of you over the past few weeks when we have been getting used to our new way of learning online. You have been working so hard whether at home or in school and we have loved seeing your work. Keep smiling everyone! You are doing an amazing job (and your grown ups too!!) 


Our daily timetable will be the same each day:


9.15 – English 

10.30 –  Maths 

11.30 – Phonics Session

1.30 – Topic 

3.00 – Story time


Resources will be provided via Teams and you will need a pencil and paper. We will tell you at the end of each day if you need any other equipment  for the following day's lessons.

The work is also on our webpage on the school website if you have difficulty accessing the online learning. It can be found under our school, year group pages, year 2, spring.

Here is a guide to find the work each day on Teams



The Day the Crayons Quit by 

Drew Daywalt

This week in English we will be reading the different letters the crayons write and we will be looking at the features of each letter to tell what mood the crayons have. We will be creating our own scene of objects using non-conventional colours and describing it. We will be writing a letter as if we were Duncan replying to one of the crayon's letters and we will be writing our own colour poem.

The Day the crayons quit - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for children

Books Alive! Read aloud Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers hilarious account of the revolt of Ducan's misused and unhappy crayons. A great children's book for c...


Addition and Subtraction







This week we will be practising different strategies to help you add and subtract. You will be adding 3 numbers together looking for number facts you already know, adding and subtracting with a blank number line and drawing sticks of tens and ones. Finally you will be solving word problems and choosing a strategy to work them out. 





This week you will be learning all about the history of the nurse Florence Nightingale. You will be learning about her life and why she is such an important person in history. You will be comparing hospitals in the past and present. We will be looking at another important nurse during the same period in history called Mary Seacole. 


In phonics this week, we would like you to practise reading and writing words with the following phonemes.


Lesson 1 - look at the ey digraph where it makes the ee sound as in money and the ai sound as in obey. 

Read the words - grey, they, obey, prey, survey, convey

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

Write the sentenceThe grey bird searched for its prey high above the ground.   

Lesson 2 - look at the tch trigraph where it makes the ch sound as in watch. 

Read the words - watch, catch, fetch, match, hutch

blending each sound as you read. 

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

Read the following sentences - 

Nick was excited to watch the football match.


The puppy can catch and fetch his ball.


The rabbit lives in a wooden hutch.


Lesson 3 - look at the t phoneme where it makes the ch sound as in nature.  

Read the words - nature, capture, creature, picture, departureblending each sound as you read.

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.


Write the following sentence:

The children drew a picture of the tiny creature.


Finish the sentence with the conjunction even though



Lesson 4 - look at the dge trigraph where it makes the j sound as in dodge.

Read the words - fudge, badge, bridge, smudge, judge

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.


Read the following sentences:


If you find a smudge on your badge, always cross the bridge.


The judge had to sentence the man because he put some fudge into his fridge.


Lesson 5 - Read and write tricky words.

Tricky words to learn to read:  laughed, because, different


Tricky words to learn to spell:  kind, find, mind


 Read the words in the following sentences:


The children laughed at her funny joke.


The dog was happy because he got a tasty treat.


The weather was very different last week.


Write the following sentences:


The nurse was kind and didn’t mind helping the shy girl.


The cat couldn’t find the fast mouse.






It is really important that you keep reading as much as possible when you are at home. Sharing books, reading to your grown ups, reading signs on your walk, listening to stories is so important. Please find some links to some online reading resources. We have also uploaded some reading resources on each class Teams group too. This can be found under general, files, reading. Enjoy!!!!

Have fun reading with our lockdown reading bingo!!



Watch the handwriting videos and practice the joins shown. There are some handwriting lines for you to print and use. 

Year 2 card 16.mp4

Still image for this video



Remember to keep practising the year 1 and 2 spelling words. Make sure in all your written work, you are thinking about how these words are spelt. 



Below are six mindfulness activities to try at home.  These breathing techniques can have a very positive impact on concentration and wellbeing so are a perfect way to start each day.  We hope you enjoy them!