Farsley Farfield Year 2

Join us on our learning adventures.

Finding out more about ‘How to train your Dragon.’

30/06/2013 at 4:57 PM

We have really enjoyed the beginning of the story and now Hiccup has captured his dragon and must begin to train it. Unlike the other vikings, he is not going to ‘Yell at it!’ He speaks Dragonese to Toothless and is kind to the little dragon.

Here is a video about how to speak Dragonese and a LINK TO THE DRAGONESE DICTIONARY and an interactive page where you can have a go at writing Dragonese.

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Next week it is the ‘School Fair!’

30/06/2013 at 3:14 PM

With the School Fair taking place next week we are going to be refreshing our knowledge about money and then making sure that we will be able to total the goods we might like to buy and also work out change. We will also be thinking about the importance of saving.
We will read a book called ‘Billy and the crocodile.’ You can read it online too by clicking the picture of the cover below.
Billy

Also click these links for more fun online games about money.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures/money.html

http://www.ictgames.com/moneyPage.htm

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/money_games.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-money-and-mean.html

Here are some fun Gordan’s Interactive Games you can play too. Click on the picture to link.

Billy_10 Billy_11 Billy_12 Billy_13 Billy_9

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From cardboard games to computer games.

29/06/2013 at 11:30 AM

After the success and enjoyment of our Cardboard Arcade games we decided to have a go at computer games design. We didn’t have to make these learning games however we did have to think about wether the game was going to be too easy or impossible. We wanted to create games with the right amount of challenge so our friends would enjoy them. Click on the names below and it will open up their game for you. Read the instructions and then press start!
Our games designers would really appreciate feedback on their games.
Enjoy playing! from the 2F Computer Games Arcade!
Honey Leigh
Ekam
Dhaya
Skye
Simran
Polly
Leah
Joshua H
Honey MK
Honey Leigh
Honey puzzle
Grace
Elliot
Chloe
Chloe jigsaw
Bethany
Ben
Amber
Amalia
Amalia puzzle
Aleela

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5D visit our Cardboard Arcade!

25/06/2013 at 7:09 PM

Today we had a visit from 5D. It was brilliant to share our games with them and they all seemed to have a lot of fun. Now that over 200 children from Reception to Year 6 have played our games, we are taking them home to play with our families! However, our homework is all about games…. so maybe there will be some more new games coming to our classroom! We are also now having a go at designing computer games in our ICT session. We will post our Computer games soon!

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3/4G visit the Cardboard Arcade.

23/06/2013 at 8:10 AM

On Friday we had a visit from the children in 3/4G. They came to play our arcades and we had a brilliant time with them. We also had some time when we could play on each others games. We would love to receive comments if you have played our games. What did you like about them? How can we improve them?

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Excellent work done at home about Castles.

23/06/2013 at 8:07 AM

I have been so impressed with the work that the children have done at home for their Learning Log task. Here are just a few of the 10+ effort examples.
Excellent work on Castles done as homework. on PhotoPeach

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We love to read!

23/06/2013 at 7:54 AM

Last week when the sun shone we were able to take our books outside and enjoy reading in the sunshine together! Lots of us are reading stories about castles and dragons or information books about castles and knights.

Don’t forget to click on the Extreme Reading Challenge page and post your book reviews as comments. If you read somewhere different, maybe your parents could take a picture for us to share, so we can show everyone how much we LOVE reading!
Reading in the sunshine. on PhotoPeach

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Next week we begin to learn about training dragons and writing amazing stories!

22/06/2013 at 4:15 PM

We are going to be reading a fantastic story called ‘How to train a dragon.’ It is written by the author ‘Cressida Cowell.’ We have all the books that she has written in the series in the classroom, so you can enjoy reading one and blogging about it. The story has also been made into a film and there is a second film being released. We will be thinking about the setting and the characters and then designing and making our own dragons before finally writing a dragon adventure of our own!

Here are some links you may like to look at to give you more information.

Cressida Cowells website.

How to train your dragon website.

Find out about the dragons in the story.

What inspired Cressida Cowell to write the stories.

Here is a trailer to give you a flavour of the story.

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6W visit our Arcade!

21/06/2013 at 4:04 AM

What a brilliant afternoon we had today. 6W came to visit us and brought the instruments they had made. They explained to us how they had made them and then demonstrated them. Then Amalia and Chloe explained to 6W all about how we had been inspired to make our cardboard games. 6W were brilliant at playing the games and we hope that they enjoyed their afternoon as much as we did! Here is an animoto from your visit. It would be brilliant if you could leave some comments. The children in 2F have some more certificates for you; we will drop them off when we come over this afternoon to ICT. Thanks to all 6W from all 2F 🙂

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3SK visit our Cardboard Arcade.

20/06/2013 at 6:14 AM

Yesterday afternoon 3SK came to visit our Cardboard Arcade and we all had great fun playing the games together. It was wonderful to see how confident we are now at explaining the rules of the game and working out scores. We have now had about 120 children coming to play our arcades and their feedback has been very positive! So well done for designing these great games and then sharing them with everyone.

3SK we would love it if you left us some comments. 🙂

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Our trip to Skipton Castle. By Chloe ( with an Animoto by Mrs Fisher)

18/06/2013 at 9:08 PM

I enjoyed it when we went in the  dungeon because they turned the lights out to see what it was really like and I also liked the toilet because there was a hole in the toilet so you could see where it went.

Thank you Chloe for starting this post. Here are some of the pictures from our trip. I wonder what everyone else liked best on the trip?

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Facts about knights , pages and squires. By Chloe

17/06/2013 at 8:18 PM

Knights had to be a page then a squire then a knight. When knights were jousting the went up to 6o mph on their hoses. Knights had several horses and different  activities. Knights go to special tournaments where they fight and joust on a horse. When a king or lord taps someone on their shoulder they become a knight. it takes 21 years to become a knight. A squire looks after a knight and makes sure the knight  is safe. You can be a page at the seven. Pages serve the food to the king, queen and lords. Pages sleep on the floor next to the knight that they train. Before knights joust someone measures the lances to make sure they are all same length. When a knight falls of a horse when he is fighting his squire comes and helps him to get back to the castle where it’s safe. Girls and boys can be a knight. When knight go to the toilet they don’t use toilet paper because it wasn’t invented so they used leaves to wipe their bottom. A knight is a professional soldier who fights people who try to attack their castle. A squire looked after the knights weapons and made sure they were safe. When a page trains to be knight they get piggybacks of their friends instead of riding on a horse. If a knight loved a lady he wrote poems for her and performed them for her. Knights wore shiny armour. At first a knight fights with a wooden sword and shield. Knights were used to protect the castle and fight other army’s . A boy who wanted to be a knight was taught to behave properly from an early age. Each knight has a special helmet and each knights helmet was a different size.

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What do you know about knights?

16/06/2013 at 7:41 AM

joust

 Follow these links to find out information about knights, then click on the Padlet and share what you have found out. You can link to the Padlet to see the entire screen.

http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant/castles/knight.html

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/facts-about-knights.htm

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/steps-to-knighthood.htm

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/knighthood-training.htm

http://www.castles.org/Kids_Section/Castle_Story/people.htm

http://kids.librarypoint.org/day_of_knights

http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/fief/medknight.html

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5/6H come to visit 2F’s Arcade and to read with us.

15/06/2013 at 2:52 PM

We had a wonderful time on Friday morning when the pupils in 5/6 H came to read with us and then to play our arcade games. The children had adapted their games for their visit by adding sums that went to 4 digit numbers! We really enjoyed having them in our class and hope that they will come again soon.

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More Maths in the sunshine!

15/06/2013 at 6:50 AM

We were able to enjoy the sunshine at the beginning of the week with another circuit of fun Maths activities. We used the grid on the playground to practise coordinates. We build 2D shapes and played a 2D shape domino game. We used stop-watches to see how fast we could run up and down the playground and we counted the number of steps it took using pedometers! But our favourite activity was blowing bubbles! We had a set of 3D shapes which we could dip in the bubbles and we tried to blow spheres! I made the bubble blowing sticks for the children and we discovered that the longer the loops of sting we used, the bigger the bubbles were. We made the bubble mixture with a yoghurt cup of liquid in half a bucket of water, with a teaspoon of glycerin which is supposed to make the bubbles stronger! Why don’t you give it a go at home!

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