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Copernicus (Year 2)

Mrs Dowson and Mrs Hewitt

Welcome to the Year 2 class page.

Despite all the challenges that we have faced so far this year, the children have shown true grit and determination in all that they have achieved. I’m sure that with your support from home, they will continue to learn and make progress. There will be daily learning on the website to go alongside the learning packs that your child will receive every fortnight. All children are expected to engage with and complete learning tasks as we move forward to a new and different way of learning. We will be checking in with groups of children on Microsoft Teams each Wednesday to discuss learning and share the amazing work that has been going on at home. This will be the children’s chance to see Mrs Dowson and Mrs Hewitt alongside keeping in touch with their school friends. Please make sure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams. You can use this to send in photos of the children’s work straight to our Copernicus page. Thank you for all of your support at this difficult time. We are all in this together.

We appreciate learning from home is not easy. Setting up a routine will help children to stay focused and organise their day. Here is a suggested timetable that mirrors the lessons taught in school. Adjust this to suit your family needs.

Reading

English

Break time – move around

Maths

Lunch time

Spelling and Phonics

SPaG

Topic

Break time – move around

Cultural Capital

Story

Please send pictures or videos of children’s work to me at Copernicus@southbankprimary.co.uk

Reading

Monday 1.3.21

In your home learning pack, you will have one of these two reading comprehensions. Have a go at reading either Tim’s Egg or What Happened to Captain Scott. Now, use the text to answer the questions. 

Tuesday 2.3.21

In your home learning pack, you will have one of these two reading comprehensions. Have a go at reading either The Pup is in the Mud or The Isle of Coll. Now use the text to answer the questions. 

Wednesday 3.3.21

In your home learning pack, you will have one of these two reading comprehensions. Have a go at reading either The Big Dig or The Glenfall Gazette. Now use the text to answer the questions. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

English

Check which book you have in your pack then look at the activities that go with that book. 

Monday 1.3.21

You will need your Get Writing booklet, paper and a pencil.  

Stitch the witch 

The jar of oil 

On some paper, practise your handwriting – numbers to 20. 

Tuesday 2.3.21

You will need your Get Writing booklet, paper and a pencil.  

Stitch the witch 

The jar of oil 

On some paper, practise your handwriting – numbers to 20. 

Wednesday 3.3.21

You will need your Get Writing booklet, paper and a pencil.  

Stitch the witch 

As we head back to school, I would like you to reflect (think about) all of the difficult situations we have faced during lockdown and find positives out of them.  

By struggling with schoolwork, we have developed our independence and tried problem solving on our own.  

Write down or talk to an adult about the positives you can find.  

On some paper, practise your handwriting – numbers to 20. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

Maths

Monday 1.3.21

You will need some paper and a pencil. 

Watch the video – Make equal groups – sharing 

Challenge 

Are you up for the challenge? Here is a problem solving and reasoning question to have a go at. 

Tuesday 2.3.21

You will need some paper and a pencil. 

https://www.roomrecess.com/Tools/RandomNumberPicker/go.html

Watch the video – Make equal groups – grouping 

Challenge 

Are you up for the challenge? Here is a problem solving and reasoning question to have a go at. 

Wednesday 3.3.21

 You will need some paper and a pencil. 

Watch the video – Make equal groups – grouping 

Challenge 

Are you up for the challenge? Here is a problem solving and reasoning question to have a go at. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

Phonics and Spelling

You will be either in a phonics group or Spelling group (not both).

Check your packs to see if you have phonics sheets or a spelling book.

Follow the activities for that group. 

Monday 1.3.21

Phonics

Watch the flash card video and say the letter sounds and the phrase that we use to help us remember. Use dots and dashes to read the words. Choose three real words and write three sentences using them.

Spelling  

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 44 and then watch the video for more instructions. 

Tuesday 2.3.21

Phonics 

Watch the flash card video and say the letter sounds and the phrase that we use to help us remember. Use dots and dashes to read the words. Choose three words and write three sentences using them. 

Spelling  

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 46 and then watch the video for more instructions. 

Wednesday 3.3.21

Phonics 

Watch the flash card video and say the letter sounds and the phrase that we use to help us remember. Use dots and dashes to read the words. Choose three words and write three sentences using them. 

Spelling  

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 47 and then watch the video for more instructions. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

SPaG

Monday 1.3.21

Creating Adverbs with the suffix -ly 

Tuesday 2.3.21

Wednesday 3.3.21

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

Topic

Monday 1.3.21

Why are rules important? 

Rules are important because they keep us safe. You will find rules wherever you go – home, school, supermarkets, swimming baths etc. Adults and children both have rules that they must follow. The most important rules are called laws.  

School rules – Can you remember the South Bank Primary High Five? 

Draw around your hand and write in the high 5 rules. 

What are consequences? 

Consequences are given when a rule or law has been broken. Can you think of any consequences either in and out of school for breaking a rule?  

What would school be like if we decided to get rid of school rules? Is this a good idea? What would happen?

Click on Purple Mash and complete the 2Do called Rules.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/southbank

Tuesday 2.3.21

Think about the difference between right and wrong and different opinions.  

It is OK to think differently to someone else if you know that you are being fair and doing the right thing. 

Look at the Moral dilemma cards – what do you think is the right thing to do?  

Wednesday 3.3.21

A fable is a story that has a moral or lesson to be learnt.  

Watch these two fables – the boy that cried wolf, the hare and the tortoise. What is the moral behind each story? 

 Is any one person better or more important than any other?  

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

Cultural Capital

Monday 1.3.21

York Minster

Tuesday 2.3.21

Wednesday 3.3.21

Here is a picture of a stained-glass window from York Minster. Can you  create your own stained-glass window? You could draw, paint or create a collage. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

We are a Rights Respecting School

Monday 1.3.21

Research task  

Ask your family about your name?  

Find out the following:  

Why do you have your name? 

Who picked your name? 

Is there a reason behind your name? 

Are you named after anyone else in your family?  

Do you like your name? 

Do you have a middle name? 

Does your name make you feel special? 

Tuesday 2.3.21

Your identity – Name  

Imagine if someone decided that you had to have a new name, even though you didn’t want to.  

How would you feel?  

What if someone gave you a nickname?  

How would you feel? 

Is it different if you consent (agree) to being called a different name? 

Wednesday 3.3.21

Your identity – Nationality  

What is your nationality?  Ask your family about it. 

What country were you born? 

Do you know what your national flag looks like?  

Research your national flag and draw your own version. You could sketch, paint or make a model of your flag. 

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21 Screen- free Friday.

Favourite Five

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Useful Links

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/63735

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/southbank

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/fail Only for those children who already have a log in.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-1

Home Learning

Spring Term Learning

Autumn Term Learning

Although celebrating Christmas was different this year within our bubbles. We had a great time and especially enjoyed our Christmas dinner.

We love to read! Here is one of our favourite five books that we read daily. Throughout the year, children will continue to bring books home to read every day. Please listen to them read and sign their reading log to say that they have read. The books will be changed in school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you click on the link below you can choose lots of other free ebooks to read.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

We are still working really hard to learn all of our phonics. Now we are focusing on using our phonics in our spelling. Click the link below to play games whilst soring words into real and nonsense.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

This term we have practised our cursive handwriting and made sure we have used capital letters and punctuation in all of our writing. We have have been learning to spell the KS1 common exception words in our weekly spelling test. You can test yourself on these at home!

In maths, we have continued to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s. We have used objects and drawings to help us to add and subtract numbers up to and beyond 100. We have used our number bonds to 10 and 20 to find all of the related facts. We are beginning to develop a deeper understanding of number and can use this to solve maths problems.

Click on the links below to practise your times tables and other areas of learning at home.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/63735

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/southbank

Our creative curriculum topic for the second half term has been Bright lights, big city. We looked at the capital city of London and started our topic with a Royal Tea Party. Everyone dressed up for the occasion and wore hats that we had made. We danced and ate scones and cucumber sandwiches. A great time was had by all.

In the run up to Remembrance day, we learnt about the meaning behind it and showed our respects by joining in with a 2 minute silence on 11th day of 11th month at 11 o’clock. Gracie brought in her dad’s medals to show to the class and we recited the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

In DT we learnt about different mechanisms and how they work including sliders, levers, wheels and axels. After having a go at making each of these, we designed a moving picture and choose a mechanism to make the picture move. It took a lot of thought and perseverance but we never gave up and were really proud of the final results.

After looking at London bridges, we worked in pairs to design a bridge using only card that was strong enough to hold plastic cars. We made the bridge and experimented making it stiffer and more stable before testing it out.

In Art we used natural materials to create a picture just like the artist Andrew Goldsworthy.

Finally, we looked into the past at The Great Fire of London in 1666. We looked at the events that happened during this time and discussed why the fire spread so fast. We read extracts from the diary of Samuel Pepys and compared what life as like in the past to life today. We recreated Pudding Lane, paying attention to the way that the houses looked in 16666 before setting our own fire.

Unlike in 1666, we were fully prepared and all safety precautions taken.

We have PE on a Wednesday each week. Children should come to school in their PE kit. Please make sure that this is appropriate for the weather as PE will be outside. Tracksuit/jogging bottoms and trainers are ideal!

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