# Farsley Farfield Year 2

18/02/2013 at 9:24 AM

I hope you are all having a super Half Term break, but just incase you are wondering what we will be doing when we return to school next week, here is a Calendar planner for March! I think you will agree that it looks very exciting and lots of fun.

In Literacy we will be exploring books by the author, Julia Donaldson. Some of her stories, like the Gruffalo, you may already be familiar  with, but we will also enjoy her new book, The Paper Dolls, and books like Jack and the Flumflum tree, and the Singing Mermaid. Check out her website. It is also World Book Day, so get your costumes ready and prepare for a day of brilliant books.The Extreme Reading Challenge will continue and we will keep posting comments about all our favourite books.

In Numeracy we will do some problem solving and maths based on Julia Donaldson’s books, and we have the excitement of World Maths Day too! Don’t forget that Mathletics is now available as a free App on ipads and android devices as a Samsung app.

Our Topic for this Half Term is about humans and animals – Animal Magic.

In the meantime, enjoy your Half Term. 🙂

### Subtraction and addition with Magic Mathematical Lego bricks!

12/02/2013 at 6:57 PM

We have been doing subtraction with our special Lego bricks and have also seen how we can do an addition to check that we have the right answer. It has been wonderful to see that some of the class have even been gluing or blu tacking their Lego bricks at home to make their own 10 blocks!

### Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Experiments.

11/02/2013 at 8:02 PM

Inspired by the Science Videos on the 6W blog we made these videos of the experiment we did in class today. First we did the experiment in our teams and then we chose some children to explain what we did and what they found out in our videos.

### Maths with Bailey.

09/02/2013 at 4:20 PM

We have continued to use our Magic Maths Lego bricks to help us do additions and now we have moved on to doing subtractions.

Bailey has done some super video work, explaining how he does addition and subtraction.

09/02/2013 at 9:26 AM

We are really enjoying reading. Most of us try to read everyday at home for at least 15minutes and in the morning we have been enjoying reading quietly together. In Literacy we learned about writing book reviews and then in ICT we all put a book review on to the Extreme Reading page of our blog! Please click the page tab and see all our reviews. You can leave a book review too, just add it as a comment and then Mrs Fisher will try and add it to our virtual book shelf!

### Painting and friendships.

09/02/2013 at 9:01 AM

We did a circle time and thought about how the actions we take and the words we say can change the way others feel. We decided together to make some ‘Thinking of you’ cards for two of our staff friends who are not at school at the moment. We thought they would like some paintings of spring flowers as these look so beautiful and bright.

Everyone looked really carefully at the different flowers. They saw the different shapes of petals and leaves and tried to sketch them accurately. We used water colour pencils and pastels to colour our drawings, looking carefully at the flowers to match the different shades and colours.

Panorama of Spring flowers. on CleVR.com

### More brilliant work on Mathletics!

03/02/2013 at 3:27 PM

Congratulations again to 2F and especially the children who attend the Year 2 Mathletics club – they all worked so hard that 2F was up at number 20 on the Hall of Fame. Mrs Fisher, who was in London speaking on the Mathletics stand at an Educational Show, was very proud to be able to show other teachers how brilliant the children at Farsley Farfield are. 6 of the children at the after school club were also on the Student Hall of Fame!

We now have 6 children in Year 2 who have achieved their Gold Certificates. Congratulations to Ben. Amalia, Elliot, Chloe, Liam, and Ekam!

### More fantastic Maths with our magnificent Lego Bricks!

03/02/2013 at 3:11 PM

This week we have continued to work with our special Lego bricks and as part of our work on explanations we also made videos to explain how we have been using the Lego bricks in our lessons.

Mrs Fisher has been away for a couple of days in London, at an educational show, and was very proud to take our bricks and show them to the staff on the Lego stand. Some of the staff had come from Denmark where they make Lego, and  they were so impressed with the bricks that they asked if they could take them back to Denmark to show the boss at Lego! Here they are on their stand with the bricks!

Mrs Fisher also spoke at a meeting in the evening about the wonderful work the children have been doing with Lego, and an artist captured the talk in the picture above!

Here are the links to all the videos we did in our teams about Lego.

Lego by the Superstars.

Lego by the Marvellous Mates.

Lego by the Clever Kids and friends.

Lego by the Fantastic Friends.

The video below combines some sections from each of the team videos, and is Mrs Fisher’s first attempt at some video editing! She will need to keep practising, to help her get better!