Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Adventure in Far Legoland.

25/02/2014 at 9:15 PM

We have all really enjoyed making up our own stories based on the characters, settings and gadgets we have built out of LEGO. Together we have shared our ideas and today we made this story up together. We hope you think it is an awesome story… perhaps it could become LEGO movie 2!

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Colm’s awesome home work.

24/02/2014 at 7:21 PM

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Colm     (Click to open up the movie Colm made)

Introducing the moon recycling machine which takes rubbish  and turns it into jewels to help the poor people and make the world a better place.

Story and ideas:        Colm Pickering

Narrator:                    Colm Pickering

Lego builders:           Colm Pickering      &    Ruari Pickering

Director:                     Daddy Pickering

Camera:                      Colm Pickering

Technology    Consultant:                 Ruari Pickering

Filmed using iMotion on an iPod Touch

© Woodhall Park Studios 2014

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Welcome back – another awesome half term!

23/02/2014 at 8:28 PM

Spring 2 calendar 2014_1I hope you have all had a brilliant half term holiday. I’m looking forward to school tomorrow now, so may exciting things for us to learn together over the next six weeks. Here is a calendar with some of the things we

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Our writing is awesome!

23/02/2014 at 6:22 PM

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Inspired by the trailer of the LEGO movie, the children created their own characters, built their own settings and constructed their own gadgets and devices. You can see that all this building has helped them to do some ‘awesome’ writing. Everyone put in 10+ effort, remembering to ‘think, say, write and CHECK’ every sentence. We are also working on making our writing really interesting by using adjectives, connectives and different sentence starters. The children also worked on creating stories using their characters, settings and characters, along with Emmet from the movie!

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Recorder recital in assembly.

23/02/2014 at 12:16 PM

It was wonderful to hear the children in Year 2 playing their recorders in assembly.  Thank you also to the boys from KS2 who came and gave them a little extra support. Everyone was really impressed by how much the children have learned in such a short time, you must all be practising regularly at home. Well done 🙂

 

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LEGO characters, settings and inventions.

08/02/2014 at 9:38 AM

We have had a lot of fun designing our characters, building our settings and construction an invention ready for the LEGO adventures we are writing for the LEGO Story Competition!

Everyone build their own character, then named it and wrote a description of their character. Some of our characters are friends and some are even related to each other. Next week they will meet Emmet, from the movie, who will ask for their help in solving a problem! That’s where their invention will help!

With a partner, or in a group of three, we designed and build homes for our characters. These will be the settings for the beginning of our stories. We then constructed either a vehicle or a gadget which will be the invention their characters will use to help Emmet in their adventure. All our stories are going to be non-violent ones, but all our characters will have to show determination, strength, bravery, courage and resilience in their quest to make the world a better place.

Here are the characters who will be the heroes of our adventures, just like Emmet, they look like ordinary LEGO people, but actually they are extraordinarily special and AWESOME!

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Here we are building our settings and inventions!

Finally we continued learning how to use the app, Comic life and used our characters, buildings and inventions to learn how to take and input pictures, add speech bubbles and captions to create a comic strip page. We will be using this app to help us present our stories when we have planned and written them.

Come back next week to read some of our adventures!

 

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Build a LEGO building on the computer!

07/02/2014 at 10:32 AM

In ICT today we will be using a Chrome Website.  Click the website below and it will link you to the site, but it only works when you use Chrome as your Internet Browser as it is a Chrome app.

http://www.buildwithchrome.com/#

When you follow the link you will be able to build a LEGO building on the screen with an endless supply of different coloured bricks of assorted sizes. You can even add windows and doors to create a very special place. You need a Google account to save / publish the site, so today we will photograph our building designs.

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Next week, building our own LEGO stories!

01/02/2014 at 4:23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 16.14.45 Next week we will begin to construct our own special LEGO stories as part of a competition from the National School Partnership. If you click on the image it will give you more details and show you the trailer for the LEGO Movie.

You might also find these links interesting as they tell you the History of LEGO and how LEGO is made.

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Our ‘Groovy 1960s and 70s Museum.’

01/02/2014 at 4:09 PM

On Wednesday we opened our Museum for the day and invited children from across school to come and see us. Our first visitors were RS, they were wonderful guests and gave the children the confidence to chat with the older children who came after them. 3C came before lunch and 6W and 5/6D in the afternoon. It was great to hear the children sharing the facts that they had learned and being able to talk about all the exciting things we had on show. The classes that came to visit also joined in with a short lesson on how to do the ‘Twist’ and ‘Hand Jive!’ We opened the door a little early so that parents and our families could come in and visit the museum too and it was wonderful to see so many parents keen to come and join us.

On Friday we opened again in the afternoon for a visit from 1GJ and then a final visit from our VIP guests… friends and families.

Thank you to everyone for all their support with our 1960s and 70s topic. The children have really enjoyed it and have learned an amazing number of facts and can explain how life has changed over the last 50 years.

You can also visit the 3C blog to see what they said about their visit to the Museum!

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Our trip to Abbey House Museum.

01/02/2014 at 3:57 PM

We had a wonderful trip to Abbey House Museum, where we saw artefacts that were even older than the items we had in our Museum. The children also enjoyed a work shop where they learned all about how toys had changed over the last 100 years.

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String Art at Art Club.

01/02/2014 at 3:54 PM

Inspired by the popularity of ‘String Art’ pictures in the 1970s, the children at Art club had a go at making their own pictures. You can see we used coloured paper plates and wool. The children had to count on a number of slits, pull the wool through and then back one slit. They kept repeating this until the wool created a pattern which looked a little like a Spirograph pattern.

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