Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Eden’s Learning Hive.

22/10/2013 at 11:54 AM

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At home Eden has created this amazing version of Farsley Farfield’s Learning Hive. She’s used Hama beads and a lot of concentration and effort, along with a little help! Well done, Eden, you were definitely ‘being the best you can be!’

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2F’s music movie.

20/10/2013 at 5:35 AM

Mrs Loveridge and the children have been having a brilliant time in their music sessions and they have been learning about long and short notes. Here is a fantastic video she has made of them performing in their music lesson last week.

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LEGO inspiration!

19/10/2013 at 7:14 AM

On our trip we visited the LEGO shop in the Trinity Centre. The children enjoyed looking around the shop and spotted lots of shapes to take pictures of with their iPads. The LEGO shop were so welcoming to us all and even showed everyone how to make a LEGO witch.
In the LEGO shop. on PhotoPeach

The LEGO staff were so brilliant, they let all the children keep their models of the witch. The next day we used the bricks from our kit to explore 2D and 3D shape and then used the bricks in the kits to see what else we could create when we used our imagination.
Maths and imagination from a LEGO witch! on PhotoPeach

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Anthony Browne.

18/10/2013 at 6:08 AM

IMG_3327Who is the man in the picture? It’s Anthony Browne!

Unfortunately it was a cardboard cut out of him! The exhibition was brilliant, it was amazing to see the actual pictures that are used as illustrations in his books. We even saw his dad’s dressing gown, which is just like the one in the book, My Dad.

In class we have all been enjoying reading lots of his books and today in ICT we are going to write book reviews in the comments section on the Extreme Reading 2013-14 tab at the top of this blog page. Please do read them and add on any books you are enjoying reading by writing in the comment box. I will put your book on our virtual book shelf too.

Reading Anthony Browne books. on PhotoPeach

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2F create a photo book about our trip.

17/10/2013 at 9:18 PM

We have been learning to use an App called Book Creator on the iPad. We took the iPads with us on our trip and the children took lots of pictures, particularly of shapes they saw in the Trinity Centre. Today we worked in pairs and chose our favourite photographs. We saved them from Dropbox into the Photo Library and then inserted them into our ebook on Book Creator. The children were able to resize the pictures and then added text. Our ebook shows that we all know how to change the font, size and colour of out writing and also the background colour. We hope you enjoy this book, it has been created by merging our 6 books together. (Unfortunately the text on the 1st double page has been lost in the conversion.)
2F's photo book of their Leeds Trip.

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2F’s trip to Leeds, visiting the Trinity Centre, LEGO shop and City Museum.

16/10/2013 at 7:56 PM

We had a brilliant day out! The children took some iPads with us on the trip, so there are lots of pictures for us to look at. We will post more pictures and work in the next few days, but here are a few photos which show you what a wonderful day out we had.

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Year 2 Trip to Leeds City Centre, LEGO shop and the Anthony Browne exhibition.

12/10/2013 at 1:08 PM

This ebook gives you the details of the route that we will take in town. It has been put together on the iPad using the Book Creator App and then exported as a pdf and converted in Youblisher into a version which could be embedded into the blog. The children will be learning how to use this technology to record their visit.
Year 2 Trip to Trinity Centre, LEGO shop and Anthony Browne exhibition.

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Learning to use the iPads.

12/10/2013 at 11:55 AM

Next week when we go on our trip the children will use the iPads to take photographs of shape and time in the Leeds City environment, so this week we have learned how to use the camera on the iPads. The children know how to hold the iPad securely and used the grid on the screen to help them compose their pictures. In pairs we walked in the school grounds and took pictures of signs of autumn.

Back in class, we learned how to delete photographs that we didn’t think were very good, for instance when a finger covers the camera! Then we looked at the iPhoto App and learned how to crop a picture. Having taken their pictures the children then used the Book Creator App and created a page with their partner using their own photographs and adding some text.

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Autumn Pictures.

12/10/2013 at 11:37 AM

We have been writing a version of Eliza and the Moonchild where the Moonchild arrives on earth in the autumn. We have gathered autumn leaves, berries, conkers and acorns and have looked at all the wonderful autumn colours. In our art lesson we learned how to do a water colour wash to made a background and then how to add the foreground with either watercolour pencils or pastels. The children worked really hard and have created some beautiful pictures.

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Partitioning with LEGO bricks

05/10/2013 at 7:47 AM

Using our LEGO Maths bricks the children have been able to select 10s and units to represent a 2 digit number and then have partitioned (split) the number into 10s and units. By moving the LEGO 10s and units around, we have also seen that there are lots of other ways we can partition a number.

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Oxford Owl – books to enjoy on line.

04/10/2013 at 6:25 AM

Oxford Owl have over 250 books which you can read online. This website will also work on iPads and other tablets. I have set up a class log ins for year 2. It is the class name, with the teachers initial as a capital and then the number 13. The password is the same as the children’s pass word for Bug Club. I am sure the children will enjoy these books, as well as Bug Club, all the school reading books and the books you have at home! Reading is so much fun 🙂

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 06.25.42click this image to link to Oxford Owl site

.Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 06.26.03Look for the class log in. Enter 2F13, pass

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 06.26.55 click on the little bird

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 06.29.33click the link to the ebooks

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 06.29.56 Now you have 250 books to enjoy!

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LEGO Maths

03/10/2013 at 8:11 PM

We have been busy gluing together LEGO bricks so that we have created our own special LEGO Maths bricks which are 2×5 bricks and therefore have 10 small circles on them. We use these as ’10s’ and then the small  1×1 bricks as units to help us understand our Maths.

Today we have been learning about adding multiples of 10s to 2 digit numbers.




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‘Eliza and the Moonchild’ by Emma Chichester Clark.

01/10/2013 at 5:28 PM

We have read the beautifully illustrated book, ‘Eliza and the Moonchild,’ by Emma Chichester Clark. At the beginning of the story we meet the character, the Moonchild on the moon. We have been learning about settings so we wrote about the setting. The children used adjectives and similes in their sentences and thought about what the Moonchild would see, hear, smell and feel on the moon.

We also worked with a partner to create a picture of the moon setting. Everyone felt very proud of their work and enjoyed showing their work to the class and listening to all the comments from their friends.

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