Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Friday 3rd April

03/04/2020 at 7:56 AM


Good morning Year 2. We hope you have had a good week and have learnt lots at home. Learning can be done in so many ways; it has been wonderful to see so many of you baking, gardening, getting creative, playing and making games. Please keep sending us pictures of how you are keeping busy and of the work you have been doing.

Below are some activities and learning to keep you busy over the Easter break.


This is the last lesson on fractions. Please share these slides with your child when you are working with them at home.

We want the children to understand that 1/2 is the same as 2/4.

Using a bar model and pictures can really help the children understand equivalence.

Please complete this activity. There are three levels: challenge 1, challenge 2 or challenge 3.

White Rose Maths also have a video and resources that can help you teach the concept of equivalence. Please click on the links below:




We really enjoyed reading your African animal poems. Thank you for sending them to us.

Here are some grammar activities to keep you busy over the Easter break.

Phonics Play:

Another online resource we use at school has now also become free to use at home. We use this to practise spellings and has some really good games that the children are already familiar with.


On the home page it gives you the free username and password.

Navigating the website is really straightforward. Go to Phase 5 for reading/spelling using phonics and Phase 6 for trickier spelling rules and patterns.


We are really pleased with how well the children engaged with our Africa topic. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve has a live web cam and daily stream if anyone wants to visit it. Let us know if you see any animals.

Here are some photos of us being busy at school:

Home Learning

Here are some pictures of children being busy at home:

Summer 1

After Easter we will be covering the following topics in Maths and English:

Maths – Measurements

In week 1, we will be using rulers to measure and draw in centimetres.

We will be comparing lengths using metres and centimetres.

We will be ordering different lengths.

Later on in the half term, we will be learning how to tell the time using quarter to and quarter past.

English – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We will be reading extracts from the book and we will be using the book to inspire our writing. If you have a copy of the book, you might like to start reading it to your child? You could also watch the films too!

We hope you have a lovely Easter break. Stay safe.

The Year 2 Team

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Wednesday 1st April

01/04/2020 at 7:39 AM


Good morning Year 2! Thank you for all your hard work so far this week. We have really enjoyed hearing all about your learning. Please get in touch if you haven’t already and send us some pictures to add to the blog.


Well done to all those children who thought of adjectives to describe an African animal.

Take a look at the following poems. What descriptions and adjectives does the poet use? What rhyming words does the poet use? Where are the rhyming words found?

We would like you to choose an African animal and write a poem about it.

1. Think of phrases to describe what your animal looks like, sounds like and feels like. Does it have any special characteristics?

2. Now start to put these ideas together.


This week in spelling, we are learning how to spell words with the tion ending.

Please find the weekly spelling letter attached:

We would also like the children to practise using apostrophes for contractions e.g. I will = I’ll

Some resources are attached below to help.


In maths we are continuing our work on fractions.

Task 1: to count in quarters

2. Task 2: to solve fraction word problems.

Use a bar model to help you.


It is great that so many of you are doing P.E. with Joe Wicks. We hope you are enjoying it as much as we are! Here are some photos of us doing our daily workout:


In R.E. we are learning about why and how Christians celebrate Easter. The children will listen to the Easter story and then we are going to make Easter chocolate nests. Please use the links below.


Home Learning

We have been so impressed with all the super learning going on at home. It is lovely to see how you are making your learning fun through baking, gardening, using the computer or using your toys. It has also been great to see you all getting involved in some lovely family time too and playing outside. Here are some photos:

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Monday 30th March

30/03/2020 at 7:29 AM


Good morning Year 2!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend at home. It still seems very quiet without you here and we miss you all. However, we do love reading the emails you have sent telling us what you have been up to at home, please keep them coming!

Below are some activities that we would like you to work on today and tomorrow.


Throughout this week in English, we are going to look at African animal poems. Can you guess what these animals are from the descriptions the poet uses?

Which was your favourite poem and why? Maybe you could perform your favourite poem to your family?


Think of an African animal and write down as many adjectives (describing words) as you can to describe your animal. Try to use words that describe what the animal looks like, how it moves, what sounds it might make or try to describe its characteristics. Can you think of words that start with the same sound (alliteration)? e.g. scary, scaly, skinny snake.


Writing Fractions

If you missed any of last week’s maths White Rose Maths has online lessons and activities.







In art we are going to paint some rainbow pictures to display outside school.

  1. First, draw your outline in pencil.
  2. Next, paint using rainbow colours.
  3. Finally, go over the pencil in thick black marker pen.


Please keep reading as much as you can. There are lots of ways you can read whilst at home.

  • Pick up your favourite book to read for enjoyment!
  • Read on bug club- everyone should have a new set of challenging reads. Email class teachers if you need this updating
  • Access reading comprehension materials in your SATs booklets. Also there is nothing to stop you downloading past papers now that we won’t be using them in school. We have already done the 2019 papers.
  • Sign up to the oxford owl website. This is free and has lots of useful ideas. There are free e-books to read on there (a bit like bug club) all linked to colour book bands/ages.


Thank you to everyone who has sent us emails of the children and their work. We have loved seeing what the children have been up to at home and it is so important that we stay in touch. Please keep sending us photos and updates. Here are our email addresses:



Here are some photos of work that the children have sent in this week:

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Friday 27th March

27/03/2020 at 9:35 AM


Home Learning

Thank you to everyone who has been emailing us with their learning from home. Please continue to do this and we will share on the blog. Here a a few from this week:


Can you create a pic collage to show what you have learned about Africa?

PicCollage - Easy Photo Grid & Template Editor – Apps on Google Play

This is an App that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. The children are familiar with how to use it. Try adding some pictures from the web and then adding some text captions. You could then email these in to teachers and we can share them on the blog!


I hope you have been able to do some of the maths activities set. I know some people don’t have access to a printer so here are some ideas that you can do straight into your books.

Unit Fractions

  • Draw some shapes. You could draw around something if this helps.
  • Split the shape into equal parts. You could make 2, 3 or 4 equal parts.
  • Shade in 1 of the parts. Write the fraction you have shaded. e.g. 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4

Non-Unit Fractions

-Do the same as above but instead of shading just 1 part, shade more than 1 part to show 2/3 or 3/4

Some more maths to do!

Find 8 objects that you could use. If you have cubes at home or lego bricks, these would be perfect. How can we find 1/2 of 8? How can we find 1/4 of 8?

We can show fractions of numbers using a bar model, like the one above.

Can you make a bar model to show 1/2 and 1/4 of 12?

Challenge: How would you find 1/3 of 12?

Use the bar model below to help.

Purple Mash- message from Mrs Wilson

I have enjoyed looking at all the tasks the children have handed in from our Computing lessons over the last couple of weeks on Purple Mash. During the time your child is away from school I will regularly set more tasks. They just need to log into Purple Mash and then look at their 2Do’s. Some will have a hand in date and others will be left open for them to come back to.

Year 2 – Remember to save your progress when you exit and when you have completed a task you can hand it in. I would like it if you could add a comment about the work or about how you are getting on being away from school. I will look at your work and send comments back. I have set a pizza fractions maths game for you to have a go at this week. The tasks will vary, and I will give instructions about how to complete them where necessary.  I’ll make sure I set some tasks just for fun too! 

Enjoy Purple Mashing!

Mrs Wilson.

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Wednesday 25th March

25/03/2020 at 8:01 AM


Good morning everyone! We hope you are all safe and well and perhaps enjoying some of this lovely sunshine. We hope you have had chance to complete some of the activities we set on Monday. Here are a few more ideas to keep you going!


If you fancy being creative, try to create an African sunset silhouette! All you need is read and yellow paint to create the sunset. Once dry, draw on your foreground and some animals. Then colour in or paint in black!

Look at our blog from last year for ideas. http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/uncategorized/another-super-week-in-year-2-2/


Have you had a go at writing about Zebras? Maybe try writing about giraffes next…

Use this website for research: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/ten-giraffe-facts/

Here is an example: Can you spot the linking sentences? Once you have written one fact sentence, try to add more detail with another sentence that tells you more about the first fact.


Unit Fractions

When only 1 part of the whole is shaded such as the three fractions above, we call these unit fractions: 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 are all examples of these. The numerator is always 1.

Image result for numerator denominator unit fraction

Non-Unit Fractions

Non-Unit fractions are where the numerator is bigger than 1. 3/4 is an example of a non-unit fraction.

Use the bar model below to help you.

Hopefully, this week keep you going until Friday!

Stay safe everyone. Please send in any pictures of the children working from home. It seems very strange at school without everyone and we miss you all!

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Monday 23rd March

23/03/2020 at 12:12 PM


Good morning Year 2!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend at home. It seems very strange to be in school without you all today! We would like to keep you updated every few days via our blog so we can keep going with our learning and try to keep you busy. It would be great to see what you are doing at home too so please keep in touch with us by leaving a comment on the blog or via our email addresses.



Maths this week

We are continuing our work on fractions. Last week we learned that fractions are equal parts and looked at the fractions 1/2 and 1/4. If you missed the lessons last week or would like a recap, you can log onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ There are 5 lessons on here with worksheets you can download. You may just want to watch the videos and have a go at the questions from your screen.

This week we will be learning about finding and recognising 1/3.

One third means 1 out of 3 equal parts.

Have a look at these questions:

Below there are two worksheets for finding a third. There is also a sheet with pictures to sort into 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3. Have fun!

Later in the week we will move onto finding fractions of an amount.

English this week

This week we are starting to write a non-chronological report about African animals.

Here is some information about zebras

Can you turn the notes into full sentences? e.g. Zebras live in the grasslands, savannahs, woodlands and mountains of Africa.

What else can you find out about Zebras?



  1. Read the facts on a zebra.
  2. Write zebra as a heading.
  3. Choose a fact and rewrite as a complete sentence.
  4. Check your sentence using the green and gold success criteria.
  5. Repeat for different facts to create a paragraph about your anim

Full sentences.
CL to start every sentence.
CL for proper nouns
FS to end every sentence.
Present tense
Some sentences joined with ‘and’ ‘so’

vary how sentences start
commas in lists
possessive apostrophes

You could choose another animal to research and write about too!


There are lots of ways you can read whilst at home.

  • Pick up your favourite book to read for enjoyment!
  • Read on bug club- everyone should have a new set of challenging reads. Email class teachers if you need this updating
  • Access reading comprehension materials in your SATs booklets. Also there is nothing to stop you downloading past papers now that we won’t be using them in school. We have already done the 2019 papers.
  • Sign up to the oxford owl website. This is free and has lots of useful ideas. There are free e-books to read on there (a bit like bug club) all linked to colour book bands/ages.



  • Joe Wicks is doing a 30 minute work out every morning on his you tube channel. This is a fun way to start the day.
  • Skipping- keep practising your speed bounce and double bounce. Can you master the side swing?

Please get in touch if you need any further clarification or guidance. We will add more on later in the week. Stay safe everyone.

The Year 2 Team

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