31/10/2012 at 8:24 PM
The children in 2LS had a lot of fun playing with words and descriptions when writing these autumn poems. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them. Click on the images below to open our ebooks.
28/10/2012 at 7:04 PM
As part of our warm up in PE this week, we played the Division Game. Everyone moves round the room and when I clap everyone stops and then I say a number. We run and get into groups of that size… anyone not in a group is the ‘remainder!’
We photographed the groups so we could look at the pictures in class, and compare them with the image of counters in groups in a grid.
The Division game in PE, by 2F. on PhotoPeach
28/10/2012 at 6:57 PM
Josh brought in a book which he had spent 3 evenings making at home. It is superb, with brilliant illustrations , writing and maths!
28/10/2012 at 6:00 PM
The witch must have been happy, because when we came back from ICT she had left her broomstick and a cauldron, and some chocolate eyeballs and pumpkins. We were all so excited!
I hope the Farsley Farfield witch and everyone enjoys this ebook of our poems. (Click the cover and it will open up for you, like MAGIC!!!)
25/10/2012 at 9:12 PM
We have worked really hard this week after recieving our letter from the Farsley Witch! None of us wanted to spend our holidays as frogs, so we were determined to write some poems with adjectives, similes and alliteration to make the witch happy.
Here we are performing our poems. We hope everyone enjoys them, but especially the Farsley Witch!
25/10/2012 at 8:04 PM
Learning Logs have gone home today with work for the Half Term break. It was a pleasure to mark your logs, their was a lot of superb work. Here are some of the brilliant examples.
23/10/2012 at 5:05 AM
This morning this letter and the pumpkin were mysteriously left outside the front entrance of the infant school. You can imagine how we felt when we read that it was from the fearsome, frightening Farsley Witch! She said she was very jealous of our pirate poems and told us we had to write some witch poems…..or else!!!
At playtime some of the children were convinced they could see a broomstick on the roof of the junior building, and there seemed to be a strange dark shadow moving in the trees across the field… We decided we better start work straight away, so we shared our ideas and chose some children who could pretend to be witches and wizards so we could do some hot seating and ask them about what they could see, smell, taste, hear and feel.
With our ideas on our planner we began to say our poems, so we could hear what they sounded like before we write them up for the witch to read. We thought we better post a couple, so the witch knows we are getting on with our work and that we can promise her some great poems before Halloween!
21/10/2012 at 1:06 PM
In Maths we have enjoyed learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables. We learned how to draw an array to help us solve multiplication problems, counted objects into groups, used the numicon and cut up number lines to see the pattern in jumps.
We have learned some times tables songs, and there are more still on Mathletics! I have set tasks on Mathletics to help you practise these tables. Now that we know how to work out the answers, we need to LEARN them!
Here are the links to the School House Rock videos we enjoyed!
21/10/2012 at 12:41 PM
On Monday we had a visit from Mr Mee and some students. He showed us a picture of ship in rough sea.
We decided it looked like a pirate ship and enjoyed doing a drama session where we got to act out being on board the ship. We have been writing some poems based on our senses, so we decided to use the pirate ship drama to inspire our writing.
Back in class we did some more drama and hot seating to talk with the captain of the pirate ship! We watched some clips of ships in storms to watch the waves and listen to the sounds.
We shared our ideas and then drafted our poems. We read them and checked to see if we could improve them, using adjectives and similes. In ICT we used 2Publish+ to present our poems and illustrate them. At Circle Time we shared our feelings about our learning, we had enjoyed the drama, especially with Mr Mee and we felt proud of our achievements. Well done everyone. 🙂
17/10/2012 at 6:04 AM
We have been learning the 2x tables, and to help us remember this we did a very special version of the Irish dance, Riverdance. We joined in the dance 2 at a time. Click below to watch some of our video.
13/10/2012 at 8:26 AM
Learning Logs have just been marked and returned with the new homework which is all about our ‘Senses.’
Our last piece of homework was to find out facts about the number 28. I learned a lot when marking the work! Did you know that a 28 sided shape is called an icosikaioctagon! Thank you Ben for that information.
Here are Elliot’s, Liam’s and Alisa’s logs, as examples of some of the brilliant work done. Thank you.
13/10/2012 at 8:11 AM
We have had a very busy time this week with photographs and Harvest Festival. Thank you for all your kind donations at such short notice.
In Literacy this week, we have done a short unit of work on ‘Labels, Lists and Captions’. We have also looked at Supermarkets. The children have drawn items that you may find in specific shopping aisles and have labelled the items – some children have even added captions! We have also been putting words into alphabetical order. We played a fun alphabet game online called ‘Wak- a- Mole’ which the children loved.
In Numeracy this week, we have been looking at subtraction. We have been trying to learn the different ways of saying subtraction i.e. minus, less than, take away.
The children have been doing lots of practical Maths to help them visualise what subtraction means. They have also been drawing subtractions on the playground floor.As well as subtraction, we have briefly looked at the value of coins up to 50p and how we can make amounts up to 10p.
In curriculum this week, we have been continuing our work on the senses. This week we have looked at sight. The children were introduced to two famous men who are blind and we looked at some of the fascinating things that they have done. The first was musician Stevie Wonder and the second was the finger painter Esref Armagon. The children were very interested in Esref’s work and how he painted such magnificent paintings without knowing what things look like.
The children were given the opportunity to paint a picture, in the style of Esref, whilst they were blindfolded. They found this to be a very interesting and difficult task as they had to feel for the pots to know which colours they were using. Let’s just say there was paint everywhere!
13/10/2012 at 8:02 AM
We have had another lovely week in 2LS. The children are working extremely hard and are really impressing us with their attitudes and ability.
In Maths we have been working on multiplication facts for the 2x table and realising that x2 is the same as doubling. Knowing 2x facts is an important target for children in Year 2. This week we also had great fun working with 2d shapes. The children learnt about the properties of different shapes and made lots of irregular shapes as well as regular ones. We played guessing games, made shapes on pinboards and made shapes in the playground using long loops of string with children as the corners of the shapes. We also started some work on 3d shapes that we will be continuing next week.
In Literacy, we have started our new unit of work on poetry ‘Patterns on a Page’. We have linked this to our work on senses and the children have been trying to describe how an emotion feels, looks, smells, sounds and tastes. The children were bubbling with ideas and are very excited about this work. This excitement was taken to a new level when I told them that we are going to enter their work into a national poetry competition! Next week we are going to be describing how autumn feels, looks, smells, sounds and tastes (this will be the competition piece). We are going to be using similes to help describe autumn.
In topic we have been exploring the sense of sight and thinking about we use the other senses to help us when we cannot use our sense of sight. The children enjoyed completing a range of activities with a blindfold on, including blind drawing, writing, feeling faces and textured pictures and going on a blind walk. Another investigation which the children did blind folded was to see if they could identify different tastes – the results proved to be very interesting with some children thinking that potato was cucumber and apple was celery!
All the children had a great time at the Harvest Festival, and if you managed to make it we hope you enjoyed it too.
13/10/2012 at 7:34 AM
We have been thinking about our senses, and especially about sight. We looked at some amazing people who have achieved incredible things without their sight. We watched a short video about Christine Ha, who was a blind contestant in American Master Chef and also one about Jordan Mouton who is a blind Judo champion who was in the Paralympics.
We then watched a video about Esref Armagan, who is a blind Turkish artist. We were inspired by the way all these people worked to achieve their dreams. In pairs we created our paintings. One of us wore the blind fold and the other person helped them by guiding their hands, giving instructions and encouragement and by cleaning their fingers when they wanted to change paint colours. It really helped us to think about what it would be like to be blind, but also what we can achieve with help from our friends.
12/10/2012 at 8:51 PM
I like the taste of magnithisant warm,yellow custard warming my tummy up on a snowy,cold day.
I like the sight of beatifull,courfull rainbows which we made in our fantastick teams.
I like the sound of tweeting blue birds which maces muisik to my ears and when I am half a sleep they wake me up.
I like the smell of beautiful,cold fresh air going up my nose on a summers’,hot, sunny day.
I like the touch of soft, snugly, warm, huge pillows on my sofa.