Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy
Church Balk, Edenthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN3 2PP
 
Tel: 01302 884465
Email Address: enquiries@cpa.dsat.education 

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Class emails

Occasionally I will email you information, please keep a look out and save our email address in your safe list.

You can email me at: year2@cpa.dsat.education

I will do my best to respond quickly to answer any queries you may have.

 

Online safety

Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website:   www.thinkyouknow.co.uk

We also have a Parental Controls booklet that gives guidance for parents on how to apply parent control on many different things that our children use from Netflix to settings on IOS and Android (Phones). To access this please click on the link: Parental Controls booklet 2020

Monthly newsletter for parents and carers

Online Safety Newsletter March 2021_Canon Popham

E Safety – for children

Staying Safe on the Internet Power Point This presentation is child friendly, explaining what the internet it, what it is used for and ways to help keep us safe when we use the internet. It was shared with the children on Internet Saftey Day 09.02.21

Internet Safety Day – 09.02.2021

Today is Internet Safety Day. Do you remember when we talked about the importance of keeping safe online last week? Which information is not safe to give out over the internet? What should you do if you have a problem or are unsure about something on the internet? Here are a couple of links to some helpful information, a safety newsletter and the official safer internet day online safety newsletter which has some websites and activity suggestions you may like to do with your family.

Safer Internet Day

Spring 2 January 2021

Updated 21.02.2021

See the source imageHello Year 2!

We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing half term and you are all ready for some more learning!  Some of you will be at home and some of you will be in school, but I am very proud of each and every one of you for continuing to learn wherever you are 🙂 I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and carers for helping your children be prepared and to access all the learning. Your commitment and support is really appreciated. You will find information for the next two weeks below. 

See Saw app

This half term we will start to use the SEESAW app for you to send completed learning, when requested and to give and receive feedback. Please download the app if you haven’t already done so. Your guide to do this and your individual QR code is in your latest pack. Here are two videos to support understanding of  how it will be used within school and how pupils are able to access it at home.

Logging in and uploading:

https://youtu.be/8Tqfmt6BCXM

Putting learning into the correct folder:

https://youtu.be/ncZZn2eZ5X0

 

Star of the week

 

Remote learning 

We will be following the timetable below whether your child is accessing learning from home or in the key worker / vulnerable provision in school.

If your child is attending the key worker / vulnerable provision please can you ensure they bring their paper work packs with them every day as we do not have extras in school.

The work packs you collect have everything in for 2 weeks, please keep them safe and in order. You need to have them available every session, along with all resources (purple pen, pencil, ruler, board, pen and cloth rubber etc) in case of any unexpected changes.

In addition to the zoom sessions with independent tasks, children have spellings daily, and NumBots and Bug Club to complete 2 to 3 times a week.

 

  • Zoom reminders

Can you remember how to unmute yourself to answer my questions? (hold down the space bar until you have finished speaking)

Can you remember how to show me your thumbs up? (click the reactions face and select thumbs up emoji)

Can you remember how to send me a question? (click the speech bubble and type your question in the chat)

REMEMBER – there is an expectation that learning behaviours during a zoom session should be the same as if the children are in a classroom lesson at school.

 

  • Timetable

For each session, you will need to log back in using the link provided in your email and wait in the waiting room, until I begin the meeting. I suggest logging in 5 minutes before we are due to start each session as we need to be prompt and stick to timings.

We will be taking an informal register of who is participating in each zoom session.

We have  kept the order of lessons the same to provide some normality and consistency. We will follow this timetable every day.

9:00am – 9:20am – Maths Zoom input

9:20am – 9:50am – Maths independent task

9:50am – 10:10am – Reading Zoom input

10:10am – 10:25am – Break

10:25am – 10:55am – Reading independent task

11:00am – 11:20am – Writing Zoom input

11:20am – 11:50am – Writing independent task

11:50am – 12:40pm – Lunchtime

12:40pm – 1:15pm –  No session – you may want to use this time for NumBots and Bug Club reading

1:15pm – 1:35pm – Curriculum Zoom input

1:35pm – 2:05pm – Curriculum independent task

2:05pm – 2:20pm – Break

2:20pm – 2:30pm – Spellings independent task

2:30pm – 2:40pm – Worship assembly – a link to a pre-recorded assembly will be emailed to you daily.

2:40pm – 3:00pm NumBots and Bug Club / reading books from home or online links

 

Overview of learning and teaching input presentations

Maths – 

In week 1 – Multiplication  we will be learning to recognise and add equal groups, exploring repeated addition, learning to use the multiplication symbol and exploring commutative multiplication.

In week 2 – Division we will be learning to share a total equally between a set number of groups, to find a total number of groups an to use the division symbol when grouping.

No links to presentations as they are not compatible with the webpage

 

Reading –

In week 1 we will be learning about using our VIPERS skills to answers questions from non-fiction texts about polar animals.

In week 2 we will be learning about using our VIPERS skills to answers questions about non-fiction texts including igloos and Inuit people. We will also use a fiction text based on a fable.

Week 1 and 2 reading input and tasks ppt

 

Writing – 

Helpful word mat resources for when you are writing-

Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception words     Sentence openers     Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns and Verbs word mats Conjunctions posters

In week 1 we will be learning about a type of story known as fables and identifying the moral of a story. We will also be exploring the four sentence types; statement, question, command and exclamation.

In week 2 we will be learning to identify and use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. We will also plan and write our own fable story.

The Bridge video

Week 1 and 2 writing input and tasks

 

Spellings

In week 1 we will be learning how to spell words with the n sound spelt kn and gn. The n spelt kn and gn

In week 2 we will be learning how to spell words with the r sound spelt wr. The r sound spelt wr

 

Curriculum

We are continuing with our theme What can we learn about our frozen planet? We will be focussing on polar animals, their habitats, how they have adapted to live in polar habitats and igloos. 

Science – we will be focussing on living things and their habitats, exploring local habitats and their plant and animals, world habitats and their plants and animals and dependency to show how living things in a habitat depend on each other.

PE – We will be focussing on gymnastics.

PSHE –  Last half term was children’s Mental Health Week with the theme Express Yourself. Place2Be launched some resources on their webpage, click here to access it  Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Here is a calendar with lots of lovely well-being ideas. Please take some time out to have a go at them. You could also do them in any order that you wish. Express Yourself 2021

 

Resources/ Independent tasks needed for each day are below (answers will be uploaded at 11am / 2pm) 

Day 1 – 22.02.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet 2b LO: To recognise and add equal groups

Answers – Day 1 maths answers – Task 2b

Reading Independent task – No reading session today, introducing the new spelling rule for the week, your task is to write each of your spelling words out 3 times in your jotters – knock, know, knee, knitting, knife, gnat, gnaw, gnash, gnome, gnarled

Writing Independent task – Sheet 1a (to complete together on zoom), sheet 1b sentences and 1b LO: To sequence the events in the story for your independent task.

Answers – Day 1 writing answers – Task 1bUpload your work, once marked, to the English folder on the see saw app

Curriculum Zoom input – Geography – Which animals are from which Polar region? Arctic animals and Antarctic animals

Independent task – Which animals are from the Arctic and which are from the Antarctic? Cut out the animals, sort them according to their polar region and stick the pictures on the grid.

Answers – Day 1 curriculum task anwers – Polar Reions Animal Sorting

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 2 – 23.02.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet 3b LO: To add equal groups

Answers –Day 2 maths answers – Task 3b

Reading Independent task – Polar animals text, answer questions 1 to 5

Answers – Day 2 reading answers Polar Bears

Writing Independent task – LO: To identify the oral of a story sheet (to complete together on zoom) Sheet 2c with story snippets and morals on and sheet 2c LO: To identify and explain the moral of a story (fables) sheet for your independent task.

Answers – Day 2 writing answers – Task 2C

Curriculum Zoom input – Science – How have polar animals adapted to the polar environment? How have animals adapted to the polar environment.ppt

Independent task – How have Emperor Penguins Adapted to the Polar Environment sheet and How have Polar Bears Adapted to the Polar Environment sheet. Cut out the statements at the bottom of the sheet, choose a statement, read it carefully and stick it in the box pointing to the body part of the animal. Continue until all statements have been stuck in the boxes.

Answers – Day 2 curriculum task answers – How Penguins and Polar Bears have adapted to the Polar environment

Spellings task – The n sound spelt using kn and gn wordsearch sheet Can you find all of this weeks kn and gn words in the wordsearch?

Answers –Day 2 spelling answers

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 3 – 24.02.21

Maths Independent task  – sheet 4a LO: To solve problems using repeated addition.

Answers – Day 3 maths answers – Taks 4a

Reading Independent task – Yesterdays text Polar animals, answer questions 6 to 8 and write 2 questions of your own for the text.

Answers – Day 3 reading answers – Penguins

Writing Independent task – Sheet 3c LO: To punctuate sentences correctly (to be completed together on zoom) Sheet 3e LO: To punctuate sentences correctly for your independent task.

Answers – Upload your work to the English folder on the see saw app

Curriculum Zoom input – Science – Why is it important to protect Polar Bears and their habitats? Polar Bears

Independent task – Create a poster to show people that we need to protect Polar Bears and their environment. Underneath write a few sentences to explain why we need to protect Polar Bears and their environment.

Spellings task – Spelling Bee’s grapheme challenge sheet. First complete the missing letters in the top box  with either kn or gn then using the words in the top box complete the sentences in the bottom box.

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 2pm

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 4 – 25.02.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet LO: To use the multiplication symbol

Answers – Day 4 maths answers – To use the multiplication symbol

Reading Independent task – Amazing Antarctica sheet, answer questions 1 – 5.

Answers – Day 4 reading answers Amazing Antarctica

Writing Independent task – Sheet 4a LO: To punctuate sentences correctly (to complete together on zoom) Sheet 4c statement, question, exclamation or command? and sheet 4c LO: To match sentences to their type for independent task and sheet 4e for independent task.

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 11am. Upload your work, once marked, to the English folder on the see saw app

No live Zoom input – PE – gymnastics – Jumping Dice

Instructions Card = Jumping Dice instructions Video Demonstration = Jumping Dice video

Independent task – Watch the demonstration video and read the instructions card, links above.

Do 6 actions, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t covered all the different actions from 1 to 6, unless you would like to challenge yourself to keep going until you have!

If you don’t have a dice – You could write the numbers 1 to 6 on separate pieces of paper and place them face down. Choose a number and complete the action, place the number face down again and shuffle them before choosing another number.

Spellings task – Spelling Bee’s sentence challenge sheet. Can you write a sentence for each of the words on the sheet? Some use the kn words and some use gn words. Remember to think about what each word means before you can put it into a sentence. Don’t forget your punctuation when you write each sentence.

Answers – Sentences will vary. Please upload your work to the English folder on the see saw app for feedback

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 5 – 26.02.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet LO: To identify that multiplication is commutative.

Answers – Day 5 maths answers – To identify that multiplication is commutative

Reading Independent task – The Emperor penguin text and answer questions 1 to 6.

Answers – Day 5 reading answers The Emperor Penguin

Writing Independent task – Sheet 5a (to complete together on zoom) Sheet 5c for independent task.

Answers – Day 5 writing answers – Task 5c Upload your work, once marked, to the English folder on the see saw app

Curriculum Zoom input – Art – Igloos igloos information powerpoint

Independent task – To design and build an igloo sheet. Design your own igloo. Choose something to build it from, you could use Lego, wooden blocks, cardboard etc. Take a photo and stick it on the sheet. Evaluate your igloo.

Spellings task – Spelling quiz, adult reads out 6 words from the week and you write them in your jotters. Mark together with your purple pens when you have finished. Please upload a photo of the completed spelling quiz to the English folder on the See Saw app.

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 6 – 01.03.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet 5b LO: To share a total equally between a set number of groups.

Answers – Day 6 maths answers – Task 5b

Reading Independent task – No reading session today, introducing the new spelling rule for the week. Your task is to write each of your spelling words out 3 times in your jotters – write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrist, wreck, wrestle, wriggle, wren

Writing Independent task – Sheet 6a LO: Identifying subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 11am. Upload your work, once marked, to the English folder on the see saw app

Curriculum Zoom input – Polar bingo Polar Bingo

Independent task – This will be done together on zoom. Choose 9 polar themed words and write them in the boxes on your bingo grid. Listen to the clues and mark off your words if they are on your board.

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 7 – 02.03.21 

Maths Independent task  – Sheet 6b LO: To share a total equally between a set number of groups

Answers – Day 7 maths answers – task 6b

Reading Independent task – Igloos text and answer questions 1 to 7

Answers –Day 7 reading answers – Igloos

Writing Independent task – Sheet 7a LO: To use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to join clauses within a sentence

Answers – Upload your work, once marked, to the English-writing folder on the see saw app

Curriculum Zoom input – Science – Local habitats Lesson Presentation Local Habitats

Independent task – Cut out the animals and stick them on the picture for their habitat. Then complete the local habitat map sheet – draw a map of the local habitat (could be your garden, the woods, a street, a pond) including any trees, plants and animal homes you find.

Answers – Day 7 curriculum answers part 1       Day 7 curriulum answers part 2

Spellings task – The r sound spelt using wr wordsearch sheet Can you find all of this weeks wr words in the wordsearch?

Answers – Day 7 spelling answers

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 8 – 03.03.21

Maths Independent task  – Sheet LO: To use the division symbol when sharing

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 11am

Reading Independent task – Inuit people text and answer questions 1 to 7

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 11am

Writing Independent task – Sheet 8a to plan your own fable

Answers – Upload your work to the English-writing folder on the see saw app for feedback

Curriculum Zoom input – Science – Habitats – World Habitats Lesson Presentation Local Habitats

Independent task – Cut out the animals and stick them on the picture for their habitat. Then complete the researching habitats sheet – Choose one of the four world habitats (ocean, tropical, arctic, desert) and draw a picture of it in the box including plants and animals that live there. Label the plants and animals you might find in the habitat. Write a sentence underneath about what it is like in your chosen habitat.

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 2pm

Spellings task – Alternative spellings for ‘r’: wr – Missing letters and missing words sheet. First complete the missing letters in the top box then using the words in the top box complete the sentences in the bottom box.

Answers – Answers will be uploaded here at 2pm

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 9 – 04.03.21 – No live zoom inputs today, we expect work to be completed. If you have any questions or need any help please email me.

  • Maths

No live maths input – Please look at this presentation  Thursday maths input and complete the independent task below.

Maths Independent task  – Sheet 7b LO: To share the total equally and find the number of groups. For each question, you need to draw a circle around the number for each group. If it says groups of 2 then you draw a circle around 2 objects, then the next two objects until all objects have been grouped into 2s. Then count the number of groups in the small box to complete the sentence (how many circles you have drawn) Upload your work to see saw maths folder.

Answers – Day 9 maths answers – task 7b 

  • Reading

No Live reading Zoom input – English – World Book day – selection of activity sheets in your pack

Reading Independent task – Choose a minimum of 2 activities to complete Upload your work to see saw reading folder.

  • Design your own book jacket – Design a front cover for a book you have read or you can create a new book! Don’t forget to include a picture for the story, the book title, the name of the author and/or the name of the illustration.
  • Create your own character – Fill in the profile to create your own character for your own made up story!
  • Design a set of bookmarks – Create your own characters in the style of Rob Biddulphs – Click on the link to watch a video to see his bookmark style Rob Biddulph World Book Day Bookmarks 
  • Writing

No live writing zoom input – Please look at this presentation Thursday writing input (You need sheet 9a and sheet 8a/9c) and complete your independent task below.

Writing Independent task –  You need yesterday’s 5Ws plan sheet and Sheet LO: To create working notes for my own fable for independent task. Using yesterday’s 5Ws sheet you are going to turn your ideas into working notes on the sheet. Remember not to write full sentences, just notes/ ideas like Mrs Rowe has done in the writing input because tomorrows job is to write in full sentences. Upload your work to see saw english/writing folder.

  • Curriculum 

No live curriculum zoom input – Science – Working together staying alive. Please look at this presentation  Lesson Presentation Working Together, Staying Alive and then complete the independent task below. 

Independent task – You have 3 dependency sheets to complete, they will be in your packs at the back as this was Friday afternoon’s job. Each dependency sheet has a number of stars (1, 2 or 3) which match to the sheet of labels. Cut the labels out for your sheet, read them carefully and stick them onto the habitat sheet to show how the living things and the habitat work together. Then complete the sentences a the bottom of the habitat sheet. Repeat for all sheets. Upload your work to see saw science folder.

Answers – Day 9 curriculum answers part 1    Day 9 curriculum answers part 2   Day 9 curriculum answers part 3

  • Spellings

Spellings task – Mr Whoops Juggling muddle sheet. Can you unjumble the wr words from our weeks spellings? Write the word on the line. Upload your work to see saw english-writing folder.

Answers –Day 9 spelling answers

  • Numbots and Bug Club

Numbots / Bug Club – If you have not accessed your NumBots or BugClub 2 or 3 times each this week then please do this today.

  • Assembly

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

Day 10 – 05.03.21 – No live zoom inputs today, we expect work to be completed. If you have any questions or need any help please email me.

  • Maths

No live maths zoom input – Please look at this presentation and then complete the task. Friday maths input

Maths Independent task  – Sheet LO: To use the division symbol when grouping. It may help to have 24 counters to put into the given rows for each question, then children can see visually what they need to draw on the worksheet. Once they have drawn the array (circles) they need to write the division equation. There are two examples on the independent task sheet. Upload your work to see saw maths folder.

Answers – Day 10 maths answers – To use the division symbol when grouping part 1

Day 10 maths answers – To use the division symbol when grouping part 2

  • Reading

No live reading zoom input – Please read through the text Fiction 3 – Anansi and the Turtle and then complete the independent task below. The comprehension questions sheet will be in with yesterday’s worksheets.

Reading Independent task – Answer the comprehension sheet questions 1 to 5 and answer the inference sheet questions 1 to 6 Upload your work to see saw reading folder.

Answers – Day 10 reading answers comprehension page     Day 10 reading answers Inference page

  • Writing

No live writing zoom input – Please look at this presentation  Friday writing input you will need sheet 9b / 9c to refer to and then complete the independent task below.

Writing Independent task – You will need yesterday’s sheet: To create working notes for my own fable for your independent task. Using your sheets from yesterday’s work, you are going to turn each note into a sentence to write your whole fable in your jotters, at least 10 sentences, just like Mrs Rowe did in the writing input. Upload your work to see saw English-writing folder.

  • Spellings

Spellings task – Spelling quiz, adult reads out 6 words from the week and you write them in your jotters. Mark together with your purple pens when you have finished. Please upload a photo of the completed spelling quiz to the English-writing folder on the See Saw app.

  • NumBots and Bug Club

Numbots / Bug Club – If you have not accessed your NumBots or BugClub 2 or 3 times each this week then please do this today.

  • Assembly

Whole school collective worship assembly – Click here

 

No afternoon tasks to complete. Please help prepare your child for their return to school on Monday. Talk to them about returning, pack your school bag, order your lunch, try on your uniform, pack your completed work pack 4, jotter and equipment t return to school.

 

Numbots – Every day 10minutes

Numbots is an on-line programme to boost addition and subtraction skills. It is available on a range of devices, you can play online at Numbots Game or download the NumBots app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts of time over the week.

If you have misplaced your log in details or are having trouble accessing the website, please email me to let me know.

 

Reading – Every day 10minutes
Please use bug club and your own reading books at this time.

Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Adult’s please remember to record what your child reads at home in their reading record. We will count all entries in the reading diaries weekly and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.

You can also access reading using the links below:

https://readon.myon.co.uk A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.

https://storylineonline.net A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

https://booktrust.org.uk  A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading.

 https://openlibrary.org A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published

 

Bug Club

You can access Bug Club here: ActiveLearn: Login (activelearnprimary.co.uk)

Log in details were given at the start of the half term. If you have not set up your account we can provide you with log in details or if you are having trouble accessing the website, please email me to let me know. However, if you have set up and changed your password, unfortunately, we can’t help as we don’t have a record, you would need to contact Bug Club.

 

Additional activities.

The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge

We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 2, you need to learn your tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Try it!!! Can you do it? You can practise as many times as you like by following the links

 

Punctuation and Grammar

Below are links to some of the sites which the children enjoy learning from. (These link to external sites, we are not responsible for the content)

Contractions Conjunctions Compound words Punctuation
Sentences Prefixes and Suffixes Verb, Noun and Adjective game Past Tense
Capital letters Full stops Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar games  

 

Spellings

Here are some links for other reading, spelling and phonics games to help practice your learning. (These link to external sites, we are not responsible for the content)

Learn to Read Dragons Den Buried Treasure Obb & Bob
Spelling Spelling quizzes Common Exception Words  Phonics Bloom

Mrs Rowe, Mrs Brunyee and Mrs Probert