Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Inspirational Learning Logs.

29/04/2013 at 7:41 PM

Our Learning Log task was either to present some of our learning about how our brains work or to make an inspirational learning poster. Our learning logs are not due in yet but already there are some brilliant poster designs coming in. They look so brilliant, I wanted to share them on the blog so we can all feel inspired to do our best! Well done 🙂

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Strike it out! Solved!

29/04/2013 at 7:19 PM

With perseverance some of us have solved ‘Strike it out!’ Amalia and Ben have both found different ways to do it. I wonder how many different ways we can find to solve it? You can put your solution on as a comment!

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Tyrannosaurus Drip.

28/04/2013 at 8:08 PM

We have really enjoyed reading the story, ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts. This week we completed our clay models of Drip and painted them. Making them and painting them, helped us to write some brilliant character descriptions of him too. Here are some pictures of us working on our Drip sculptures with a dinosaur song which we have really enjoyed singing!

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Magic V Maths Problem.

28/04/2013 at 8:03 PM

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This weeks Maths puzzle was called ‘Dinosaur Eggs!’ It was actually based on this puzzle, but I had redrawn it so that the circles looked like eggs! Lots of us solved the first step of the problem, but it takes more perseverance to work through the next steps too.

Have a go at home and post a comment to tell everyone how you are getting on!

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Tyrannosaurus Drip, by Julia Donaldson.

20/04/2013 at 10:43 AM

We have really enjoyed reading ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts.

You can enjoy the story and the song by clicking on the links.

We wrote character descriptions of the Tyrannosaurus in the story and used Mr Perfects tips to help us! We also made clay models of the Tyrannosaurus Drip, which we will paint next week.

Mr Perfect’s tips for character descriptionsNext week we will begin to look at Non Fiction  books and will be writing reports about Dinosaurs! There are lots of links at the side of the page to information sites about Dinosaurs, so you might enjoy finding out some facts now!

Don’t forget to also post a comment on our Extreme Reading Challenge page if you have read a book at home, so that you can share a book review with everyone.

 

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Strike it out puzzle.

20/04/2013 at 10:29 AM

In Maths we have been challenging ourselves with this puzzle, which also helps us practise addition and subtraction.

The picture below gives you the instructions for a game but we used the same idea as a puzzle, trying to work out how you could follow these instructions to cross out all the numbers except for one. Next week we will aim to post some videos to show you how we achieved this. Can you create a numberline which would mean that you could do the puzzle and have no numbers left?

You can also play the game interactively online at http://nrich.maths.org/6589

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You are an inspiration!

20/04/2013 at 10:16 AM

We have been learning all about how we can ‘stretch’ our brains. We read a wonderful book about the brain, how it works and how we can improve it by eating well, sleeping, practising what we learn and challenging it. (The book is available as an app, and also has some brain stretching games on it.)

We made some inspirational posters in ICT using Revelation Art and putting in words to help inspire us to do our best and put our best effort into our work. The children at the Art club also made posters. They used Wordle to create the printed words, but then cut them out and used them in their own designs. Some children also came in at lunchtime to continue making these posters.

In our assembly on Monday we also watched a video called a Peacock in a Land of Penguins and learned an inspiration song, which you will hear on the animo to showing our wonderful posters.

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Lizzy and the tooth fairy. By Amalia.

16/04/2013 at 4:25 AM

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Lizzy. She was 6 years old! One day lizzy lost a tooth and she put it under her pillow before she went to sleep. The next morning Lizzy woke up very early and checked under her pillow but there was nothing. She was sad because she was hoping to find a golden coin left in the night by the tooth fairy! But then Lizzy found a letter from the tooth fairy saying: “ To Lizzy. I am so sorry to have not given you any money because we ran out of golden coins in our factory. The witch has stolen all the golden coins. Please can you help us?

“Lizzy thought and said “Of course I will help!” Lizzy looked at the back of the letter and saw some clues. She read the clues and said a magic word :“ CUBA LUBA MAGICA BOO.” The magic word took her to an enchanted town. Lizzy saw a woods and went inside. In the woods she saw a very big house where a witch lived. She looked through the window and saw the witch sleeping. Lizzy tried to open the door but it was locked! Lizzy looked around and saw a rope. Lizzy tied the rope on the handle of the door and pulled and pulled even more .

Finally Lizzy managed to open the door. Lizzy got the piece of paper that had the clues and said another magic word that made all the golden coins go back to the tooth fairy factory : “ MUNUTU MILANINA!” Lizzy said another magic word that made her go back home :“NINA BULLA FENTAGOO!”

On Lizzie’s bed there was another letter from the tooth fairy that said: “Thank you for helping us. To reward you for your good work I am giving you 7 golden coins! Lizzy was very happy and was hoping that when she looses another tooth the same magic story will happen again!

 

THE END.

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Learning Logs.

15/04/2013 at 8:36 PM

What fantastic stories you have been writing at home in the holidays. Well done to everyone who brought in their entries for the CITV story competition . I am so glad I haven’t had to judge them as I can see that a lot of effort has gone into these wonderful stories. Here are some pictures of just a few of the story boards we have entered. Good Luck to everyone.

 

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Learning matters.

11/04/2013 at 8:37 AM

Did you know you can GROW your brain?

When we come back to school we are going to finding out to be finding out about how we can grow our brains…. so just to get you thinking I have put this animoto together for you to listen and watch at home. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all. I know that lots of you have been playing Mathletics and we even have some more Gold Awards! I know that some of you have been busy reading and have added your book reviews to our Reading Challenge page. I’m sure that lots of you have written some brilliant stories. Well done, practise really does make PROGRESS. 🙂

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Chocolate Fix – good for your brain and calorie free!

02/04/2013 at 1:41 PM

As we all enjoyed playing the logic game ‘Rush Hour,‘ I thought you would all enjoy this game…. ‘Chocolate Fix!’

Click on the picture to play on line or you can down load a free app for the game.

ChocolateFixGameFeatThank you to Alice for commenting and letting me know she was finding this game tricky. It doesn’t work the same way online as the Rush Hour game. You need to print out the game board and the pieces and use them to play the game. If you have an ipad you can ask your parents about getting the free app to play the game.

The games which work on line are linked here. Rush Hour is the best for Logic Thinking, although the Bingo games are quite good fun too.

 

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Summer’s coming soon!

02/04/2013 at 7:26 AM

Now that Easter’s gone and the snow is melting I have been busy thinking about our Learning Adventures for after the holidays. We are going to finish our Julia Donaldson work with a story called Tyrannosaurus Drip and then we will learn lots of amazing facts about dinosaurs. I know that quite a few of you are already very interested in Dinosaurs, so I think we will really enjoy becoming experts on these amazing creatures. I have put some links at the side to sites about Dinosaurs!

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We will also do a topic about India and will compare how we live in Farsley with life in India.

In Maths we are going to be applying all the skills we have learned to help us solve problems and puzzles.

We will learn about the brain and how we can grow our brain, making it stronger and helping us to learn more. ‘Practice makes progress,’ so keep on working for your weekly Mathletics certificate, reading every night and writing comments on the blog!

 

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