Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Week commencing March 24th in 2F.

30/03/2014 at 4:46 PM

Another brilliant week in 2F, and I am so sorry to have missed the last two days but am now looking forward to hearing all about the trip and enjoying the last week of term with everyone. 

In Literacy we finished learning about the earthworm and each group produced a version of the quiz show ‘Mastermind,’ in which they asked and answered intriguing questions about earthworms. We were thrilled to get a comment on our blog from Emma Sherlock who works at the Natural History Museum in London as their curator of earthworms! We then started to learn all about how bread is produced and I know the children will have found out even more information about this on their trip to the Cooperative Farm near Goole.

 

In Maths we continued our work on problem solving and learned how to play the game ‘Strike it out.’ The children’s Learning Log task is based on this game. (Further details can be found on the blog.)

 

The children also enjoyed looking closely and carefully at daffodils, which they drew and coloured to create Mothers Day Cards. The messages inside the cards were carefully chosen and written in their best handwriting.

 

It was wonderful to see virtually everyone’s parents over the two parents evening and I apologise for my poorly voice, but I hope I managed to convey the pride and pleasure I get from teaching the children in 2F. I was very sorry to be unable to attend school for the following two days but I know that the children have all continued to be ‘stars’ and that they had a wonderful time on their trip.

Mrs Loveridge, Mrs Charlesworth and Mrs Cooke have all commented on how well behaved and hard working the class has been. Thank you also to all the Mums who accompanied the
children on the trip, your help was very much appreciated.

 

Next week is our final week before we break up for Easter and we will be focusing on
‘Chocolate!’ See the information on posts below this one.

Best wishes from Mrs Fisher, Mrs Suddards and Mrs Hodgson.

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Even our Maths will have a chocolate theme…

29/03/2014 at 6:13 PM

Watch this video – what do you think happens?

Click the image to try this problem
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You can practise shopping at Mr Toffee’s Sweet Store here

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Next week – where does the chocolate we enjoy come from?

29/03/2014 at 4:17 PM

With Easter coming the shops are full of Easter Eggs, but where do they all come from? How are they made?

White, Milk, Dark chocolate … what is the difference? Could we tell the difference if we were blind folded? Can we taste the difference between expensive and cheaper brands of chocolate?
Why should we buy Fairtade chocolate?
Why do we give Easter eggs at Easter time?
All these questions and many more will be answered in our learning this week!

Here are some links and videos for you to enjoy.


Click on the pictures below for links –

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Happy Mothers Day from all Team 2F!

29/03/2014 at 12:16 PM

We would like to wish all our Mums a very Happy Mothers Day! We’d also like to say, “Happy Mothers Day,” to our Grannies and Aunties who also care for us and make us happy.

Happy Mothers Day from all Team 2F. 🙂

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Where does our food come from? Bread.

25/03/2014 at 4:50 AM

At the end of this week we will be visiting a Co-op Farm near Goole to find out more about how our food gets to our plate. Click on the picture below to find out about this Co operative Farm, and on the second image to find out more about how grain becomes bread.
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Here are a couple of videos that give you more information.


We’re going to send out some tweets to see if we can get some information from Wheat farmers in this country and maybe even across the world. We really want to know what it is like to be an arable farmer? We all really enjoy the sandwiches in our packed lunches, the toast we have for breakfast and all the other products made with grain, but rarely do we stop and think about how it’s been made.

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Mastermind…. our specialist subject is… Earthworms!

24/03/2014 at 8:22 PM

See how much we know about Earthworms!




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Earthworm facts on Padlet!

24/03/2014 at 8:10 PM

This morning we used Padlet on our laptops and everyone typed in some facts that they knew about worms. It was quite incredible to watch the screen fill up with everyone’s ideas simultaneously! We looked at the facts and thought about the questions we could ask to create are own quiz shows based on Earthworms.

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This week’s highlights in 2F.

23/03/2014 at 7:23 AM

Awe and wonder in 2F

What a truly awesome week we have had! I would imagine there are a few tired children this week end… we have worked incredibly hard as our enthusiasm and interest has swept us along and then we finished the week with ‘going the extra mile’ for Sports Relief. It has been the sort of week that makes you aware of just what a wonderful school Farsley Farfield is and what a brilliant learning community we are together.

In Maths this week we have been doing some problem solving and learning that some problems can have more than one answer and require determination and perseverance to find them all. We placed consecutive numbers on to a square grid (1-9 first on a 3×3 grid) and totalled the columns, rows and diagonals. Some of the children chose larger consecutive numbers and used 4×4 grids and 5×5 grids. Ask you child if the canremember what they discovered. Our next problem was based on the activities we were doing for Sports Relief.

Learning Logs will be sent home this week and the children will be given a Mathematical problem to solve, which will require some perseverance! It is based on the game ‘Strike it out.’Here is a link http://nrich.maths.org/6589. Once the children have played the game, the challenge is to work out a series of moveswhich results in only one number (+0) being left unmarked. The challenge can be extended by also having a go at a longer number line. Children can present their work in any way they choose, on paper, or electronically. It will be due in on April 2nd.

In Literacy we finished our work on Julia Donaldson with the story of ‘Superworm.’ We then compared this book with a book called ‘Yucky Worms’ and a book called ‘Earthworms,’ learning the features of fiction and non fiction books and that some books can have elements of both. This ignited our fascination in earthworms and we have gathered information from the Internet, books and from a leaflet enclosed with the wormery. We have set up two wormeries and some of the children enjoyed digging for worms to go live in them. Finn brought a wonderful potof soil teeming with worms and we added these too. Some of the worms have even been named, ‘George’ being the biggest and ‘Ralph’ being his friend!  I think some of the children could now go on Mastermind with ‘earthworms’ as their specialist subject!

Next week we will complete this mini project and them start to find out about how our food got to our plate. We will be going on our Farm Trip on Friday. Many thanks to all the parents who haveagreed to accompany us, I will be giving you the itinerary and further details on Monday.

Friday was Sports Relief and the children arrived inwonderful sporting outfits and many brought scooters and bikes. The day started with all the staff out on the playground, joining with the children and singing the song, ‘Step it up for Sports Relief!’ (You can watch a video on the blog) I was outside all morning and it was brilliant to see all the children enjoying themselves and really pushing themselves to complete their mile or more.

After a brief hail shower at 1.00, the whole school assembled on the KS2 yard and danced and sang the song! It was a memorable highlight on a very special day. The children together completed 692 miles. Colm did 70 laps of the top playground, the equivalent of just over 4 miles and Karndip ran the ½ mile circuit, 8 times, a total of 2 miles. A huge well done to everyone.

Please do send donations for Sports Relief into school next week.

Special Mentions this week were Karndip, for always putting 10+ effort into every thing he does and Ashleigh Simms for her excellent work on Earthworms.

The Mathlete of the week was Gurkeiret, with the incredible and highest ever score of over 41,000 points! Keiron, Ishaq and Karndip achieved their Gold Mathletics Awards! A huge well done to all these children.

This next week we have Parents Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, I look forward to seeing you then. The trip to the Co-op Farm is on Friday.

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STEP IT UP for SPORTS RELIEF!

22/03/2014 at 7:28 AM

What a brilliant day we all had yesterday! With amazing team effort and huge determination from every child and adult, together the children ran, walked, cycled and scooted an incredible 693 miles! That is the equivalent of going from Leeds to Bordeaux, smashing our original goal of doing the milage from Leeds to Paris.

I was outside all morning and it was wonderful to see different year groups supporting each other and enjoying themselves.I borrowed a camera to shoot photographs, but being completely unfamiliar with it, it seems to have slipped half the time onto an ‘arty’ setting! So I apologise for some of the ‘grungy’ pictures, but think they maybe add some atmosphere!

We started the day off with everyone joining it with the Sports Relief song.

Get a feel for the action with these Animotos!

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Super worms!

18/03/2014 at 6:22 AM

We have read the fictional book, ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson, so now we want to find out why worms really are super!

Clip on the links below to find out interesting facts about worms.

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Gruffalo posters on Pic Collage.

15/03/2014 at 6:43 AM

This week we have worked in pairs to create posters using Pic Collage. The children can now use the app confidently and can add and edit photographs and text. They think about the colours and fonts that they choose and the position of the text and pictures on their posters. The children used the writing we had done in Literacy to help them and used photographs of the Gruffalo from our sighting of him in the playground and also from the book.

Here some of the completed poster. Olivia and Evie also made a poster using Comic Life when they had completed their work on Pic Collage, see if you can spot this one too.
Gruffalo Poster Pic Collage on PhotoPeach

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M…Athletics!

14/03/2014 at 6:41 AM

Enjoying the sunshine, running, throwing, hopping and jumping, while are brain is busy doing Maths!

We sorted the numbers into odd and even, rounded numbers to the nearest 10, threw bean bags and counted our scores in 100s, 10s and units and skipped counted as we did hopscotch!

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BREAKING NEWS! GRUFFALO SEEN AT SCHOOL!

14/03/2014 at 6:01 AM

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Gruffalo News on PhotoPeach

Click on the spiralling images to open them up and read the breaking news!

We spotted the Gruffalo in the trees near the playground on Monday! Read the breaking news stories above. I’m sure you will agree the descriptions of him make him sound pretty revolting and scary, but actually we all know that he was frightened by a mouse! Next time you are in the school grounds, BEWARE! The Gruffalo could be right behind you!

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Gruffalo pictures by the Art Club.

13/03/2014 at 5:58 AM

At Art club this week we enjoyed creating pictures of the Gruffalo. The children drew an outline of the Gruffalo on brown paper, cut it out and glued it onto a background of green and blue paper. They added a tree shape and then used oil pastels to add the details. Here are a few of the finished pictures, well done everyone!

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The Gruffalo, readings for QR codes.

11/03/2014 at 8:59 PM

We are really enjoying reading the story, The Gruffalo, and are going to make some QR codes to go inside our copies of the book. Reception and Year 1 will be able to borrow the books, and children will be able to take them home and share them with their younger brothers and sisters. If you scan the QR code with a mobile device with a QR code reader on it, it will play the video we have made. It was such a beautiful day today, we were able to read outside!
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