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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

Tuesday 12.1.21

Find this poem in your home learning pack The sleepy dragon. Have a go at reading it yourself if you can. If not, ask an adult to help you read it. 

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Wednesday 13.1.21

Find this poem in your home learning pack The dragon on the wall. Have a go at reading it yourself if you can. If not, ask an adult to help you read it.

Thursday 14.1.21

Find this poem in your home learning pack The sick young dragon. Have a go at reading it yourself if you can. If not, ask an adult to help you read it. 

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Friday 15.1.21

Find this poem in your home learning pack No Smoking. Have a go at reading it yourself if you can. If not, ask an adult to help you read it. 

English

Monday

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

Tuesday 12.1.21

On the bus. 

Read speed sounds pages 4 and 5. 

Read  the story green words, speedy green words and red words. 

It’s now time for you to read the story again. 

Listen to the video for hold a sentence number 2 then write it on your worksheet. 

Finally it’s time to practise your handwriting. Complete the next five words in your booklet. Remember to use cursive handwriting. 

Barker 

Read the story green words, red words and speedy green words again. You should be able to read these easier and quicker as you are building up your fluency. 

It’s now time for you to read the story again. 

Find your Get Writing pack for Barker and have a look at the spellings on page 3. Did you spell these right yesterday? If not practise them again. 

Now it’s time to hold a sentence. Listen to the video to find out what the sentence is. 

Finally it’s time to practise your handwriting. Complete the next five words in your booklet. Remember to use cursive handwriting 

Wednesday 13.1.21

On the bus.

What can you remember about the story? Tell an adult.

Re read the story for the last time. Now we are going to read and answer the questions on page 14.

Proofread is on your worksheet. Can you find the four mistakes? Look at the check list to help.

It’s now time to write about the hullabaloo on the bus. What sound will your animal make on the bus? Listen to my sentence. Write a sentence telling me what sounds your animals are making on the bus.

Barker

Read the story green words, red words and speedy green words again.

It’s now time for you to read the story again.

Get some paper and a pencil ready, we are going to answer the questions on page 16 and 17.

Turn to page 2 in your Get Writing book and watch the video to find out more.

Finally it’s time to practise your handwriting. Complete the next five words in your booklet. Remember to use cursive handwriting

Thursday 14.1.21

My dog Ned. 

Read speed sounds pages 4 and 5 

Read story green words. Then speedy green words page 15. 

Next red words.  

Listen to the story introduction.  

It’s now your turn to read the story, impress your adult. 

Have a rest it’s my turn to read the story.  

Time to write your hold a sentence on your My dog Ned worksheet.  

Handwriting time, carefully write the next 5 words in your hand writing booklet. 

Barker 

Read the story green words, red words and speedy green words again.  

It’s now time for you to read the story again. 

Watch the video then have a go at underlining the noun phrases on page 3 under the heading grammar. Then under the heading vocabulary circle the word that means the same as the word in bold.  

Turn to page 4. There are 3 spelling mistakes can you find them?  Read the next part. Here there are three grammar mistakes. What do we need to change so that it makes sense? 

Finally it’s time to practise your handwriting. Complete the next five words in your booklet. Remember to use cursive handwriting 

Friday 15.1.21

My dog Ned 

Read your speedy green words page 15 

Read the story green words and the red words. Pages 6 and 7 

Re read the story. Tell your adult about a time when you or a pet might of hurt yourselves. 

Listen and write hold a sentence 2. 

Handwriting time. Carefully write the next 5 words in your handwriting booklet.  

Barker 

Read the story green words, red words and speedy green words again.  

It’s now time for you to read the story for the final time. By now you should be able to read the story with fluency.  

Today we are going to write a newspaper report about Barker saving the family from being burgled. 

Now we are going to proofread out work to check for our gold standard. Have you used the correct spellings, finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, question and exclamation marks?  

Choose 4 words that you are proud of to keep. You can come back to these in future to use in your writing.

Maths

Monday

Tuesday 12.1.21

Click on the number generator link. Change the max number to 99 and generate a number. On a piece of paper, write down what you know about this number. Just like we do in class. 

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

Write 1 – 4 on some paper. Try your best to answer these questions 

Watch the video – count money – pence. 

Have a go at answering the questions on these worksheets. You should have a picture of the different coins in your work pack to help. You could always use real coins at home or draw tens and ones to help you with your counting, The second sheet is more challenging, have a go if you feel confident but leave it if it’s too tricky. 

Challenge 

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

Wednesday 13.1.21

On a piece of paper write down  2 addition and 2 subtraction number sentences to make 10 and 20.  Remember in fact families, the same numbers are used in all of the number sentences.

Write 1 – 4 on some paper. Try your best to answer these questions

Watch the video – counting pounds

Have a go at answering the questions on these worksheets. You should have a picture of the different coins in your work pack to help. You could always use real coins at home or draw tens and ones to help you with your counting, The second sheet is more challenging, have a go if you feel confident but leave it if it’s too tricky.

Challenge

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

Thursday 14.1.21

Click on the link and choose the option up to 100. Can you order the coconuts? 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

Write 1 – 4 on some paper. Try your best to answer these questions.

Watch the video – count notes and coins 

Have a go at answering the questions on these worksheets. You should have a picture of the different coins in your work pack to help. You could always use real coins at home or draw tens and ones to help you with your counting, The second sheet is more challenging, have a go if you feel confident but leave it if it’s too tricky. 


Challenge 

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

Friday 15.1.21

Click on the number generator link. Change the max number to 99 and generate a number. On a piece of paper, write down three different ways of partitioning a number. Remember to use drawings to help you.

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

Write 1 – 4 on some paper. Try your best to answer these questions.

Watch the video – select money

Have a go at answering the questions on these worksheets. You should have a picture of the different coins in your work pack to help. You could always use real coins at home or draw tens and ones to help you with your counting, The second sheet is more challenging, have a go if you feel confident but leave it if it’s too tricky.

Challenge

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

Phonics and Spelling

You will either be in a phonics group with Mrs Hewitt or Spelling group with Mrs Dowson. You will know because your packs will either have phonics sheets or a spelling book. Find out which groups you are in and follow the activities for that group.   

Monday

Tuesday 12.1.21

Phonics group  

Find  the Dear Fay postcard sheet in your phonics pack. 

 Your challenge is to underline all of the ay words.  

Spelling Group 

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 8 and then watch the video for more instructions. 

Wednesday 13.1.21

Phonics group

Today we are looking at the sound ee and how that can be made using a different grapheme ea . Read the words then write them using sound buttons. Use your lined paper pad.

Can you read the ea real and alien words?

Spelling Group

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 9 and then watch the video for more instructions.

Thursday 14.1.21

Phonics group  

Read the ea real and alien words then write three interesting sentences using real words.  

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Spelling Group 

You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 10 and then watch the video for more instructions. 

Friday 15.1.21

Today we are looking at the sound igh and how that can be made using a different grapheme i-e which is a split diagraph. Read the words then write the words using sound buttons and bridges.

Spelling Group You will need a pencil and your spelling book. Turn to page 12 and then watch the video for more instructions.

SPaG

Monday

Tuesday 12.1.21

Today’s suffix is –less. By adding -less to the end of these words to turn them into adjectives (describing words). What new words have been made? Choose two of these words and put them into sentences.  

Wednesday 13.1.21

Add the suffix –ful or –less to create an adjective that means an object that is helpful for a job to be done.

Thursday 14.1.21

Add the suffix –ful or –less to create an adjective that means someone who always tells the truth. 

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Friday 15.1.21

Add the suffix –ful or –less to create an adjective that means something that never ends.

Topic

Monday

Tuesday 12.1.21

In your pack is an aerial map of school. An aerial map is a map from the sky looking down. This makes things look different to the way in which we see things. Have a look at the map. What can you see? Can you see the playground, MUGA and car park? These are what we call human features. Things that have been built and put there. Can you see the field, trees and willow tunnel? These are physical features. They grow naturally. Have a look around the school grounds. What else can you see? Write down the human and physical features that you find.

On the second sheet is a blank outline of school (as seen from above) Can you add some physical and human features to it to create an aerial map. You could do inside of the school as well as outside.

Wednesday 13.1.21

Click on the link Google Maps and type in the name of your road. Have a go at drawing an aerial map of your street. What human and physical features can you find? Now try Stewart park. Can you draw an aerial map of this?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps

Thursday 14.1.21

 Today we are going to draw a key. A key helps people to read your map and know what the different parts are. This could be using a colour or a symbol.  In your pack there is a map called Our Community. Find the key and see if you can use the key to find the playground and school.  

You should now have a few different aerial maps that you have made of school, your street and Stewart park. Have a go at making your own key on a separate piece of paper to show people different parts of your maps.  

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Friday 15.1.21

Find this treasure map in your pack. Have a go at creating a key for the pirate to understand.  On a piece of paper, write instructions for the pirate on how to get to the treasure. Make sure he avoids any dangers.

Have a go at drawing your own treasure map with a key. Click on this link and then click on the compass on the right hand side. Can you get the pirate ship across the sea to the treasure? Write down the instructions that you gave.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-pirate-rabbits?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fz6vyf4j

Cultural Capital

Monday

Tuesday 12.1.21

Can you remember what Marie Curie did?

Wednesday 13.1.21

Where was Marie born?

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/women-heroes/marie-curie/

Thursday 14.1.21

What was the name of Marie’s husband? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S0Kf5rjlsE

Friday 15.1.21

What made Marie Curie a famous scientist?

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

David has been working very hard this week.

Heidi has also been working extremely hard this week.

Miya has been very busy learning at home this week.

Sofia has been doing some work on Purple Mash at home.

Mikha’il has been busy working hard this week.

Matthew has also had a busy week working his socks off.

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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