# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### World Cup fever hits Year 2!

25/05/2014 at 5:10 PM

After the Half Term break we will be doing a topic based on the World Cup!

Here is the link to the Official Fifa World Cup site.

There are 32 countries taking part in the World Cup and we will be learning about where all these countries are and also some interesting facts about each location. Here is a list of the different groups and a map to show you where the countries are. What country do you think will win?

The 1st Match is on Thursday June 12th, between Brazil and Croatia and England play their first game on Saturday 14th June against Italy. We will be posting our own match reviews and commentaries here on the blog, along with fact files about each country. Keep checking our blog for the latest World Cup news!

We will also be reading the story ‘Foul Play Brazil’ by Tom Palmer. This book will be written as a chapter a day, starting on June 11th and will follow events as they take place in the World Cup. Click the image of Tony Palmer below to link to the website; you can read the first chapter and think about what might happen next!

### Symmetry, shape and logical thinking.

23/05/2014 at 6:10 AM

It’s been a really busy week with lots of interesting booklets for the children to complete. The children have worked incredibly hard and they should all be feeling proud of their efforts and achievements.

In the afternoons we enjoyed PE outside in the sunshine and our tennis skills are improving with practise.

We also enjoyed an afternoon of Maths activities, exploring symmetry, shape and logical thinking. In the video below, you will see the circuit of activities we followed.

• Building using straws and plastic connectors, looking at 2D and 3D shapes and working together to create a final huge shape sculpture.
• Creating a symmetrical picture using 2D shapes and flipping them over the line of symmetry.
• Using LEGO to create symmetrical sculptures.
• Playing Rush Hour, a brilliant game for developing logical thinking. ( See the link in a previous post and also available as an iPad app)

I hope everyone has a brilliant Half Term holiday. I am not sending home the Learning Logs as I know quite a few of the children are going away on holiday; however, please do try to read daily, achieve your weekly Mathletics Certificate and enjoy Bug Club and Purple Mash, especially if you get a rainy morning or afternoon! You can post comments on the blog or email me, if you want to tell everyone about what you have been busy doing.

Have a wonderful break. From all Team 2F 🙂

### 2Investigate – collaborative investigation by 2F

21/05/2014 at 7:26 PM

On Friday 2F used 2Investigate, which is part of Purple Mash, the new online resource which all pupils will have passwords and usernames for after Half Term. Mrs Fisher has been learning how to use the site with 2F so that she will be able to share this incredible resource with all the teachers on the training day .

Using 2Investigate everyone in class answered a series of questions and then we watched as the program created graphs using the information. The graphs below show you the months we have birthdays in, our favourite pets, favourite ice cream flavours, favourite fruits and favourite seasons. The final image is a venn diagram which shows boys, with light brown hair. After the holidays we will be using the data in our Maths lessons and we will devise some more investigations together.

### Rush Hour

21/05/2014 at 7:05 PM

We had a wonderful afternoon today doing a circuit of Maths activities. One of the games was called Rush Hour; the children really enjoyed puzzling how to move the vehicles to get out of the traffic jam! We have a few sets of the game in class, but you can also play the game online. Here is a link to the Thinkfun website and then click on the Rush Hour interactive game. Enjoy 🙂 !

### I can tell you how I look after myself.

18/05/2014 at 7:09 AM

This weeks Ethos Statement is ‘I can tell you how I look after myself.’

In assembly we will be talking about making healthy choices, like eating lots of fruit and vegetables and drinking water. We will also talk about the importance of keeping safe in the sun. This lovely weather is great to play out in, but it is important that the children wear sun hats, spend some time in the shade and drink water. Please also apply sunscreen before the children come to school.

### 2F update.

17/05/2014 at 8:34 AM

In the previous post you will have seen the wonderful work the children have done this week about Nocturnal Animals.

In Maths we have been practising answering a range of different questions, and have used our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children  selected resources to help them, such as 100 squares, 200 charts and LEGO or they drew pictures to help them visualise what the question was asking.

The children had a quick introduction to a new online creative resource we will be using, Purple Mash. Next week the children will get individual passwords and usernames and we will be writing letters to introduce ourselves to our new blogging buddies. You can click on the tab at the top to find links for the schools we are buddies with, one in New Zealand, one near Chicago and one in Hertfordshire.

This weeks Special Mention children were Ben and Finn. They always follow the school code, especially ‘Being the Best they can be’ and ‘Being Great Learners.’ Well done to both of them.

This Thursday, May 22nd, you are invited to come and see your child’s work from this half term. We will open up earlier in the morning and from 3.00pm at the end of the day. Please do come and join us for this ‘Sharing Session.’

Enjoy a beautiful sunny weekend! From Mrs Fisher, Mrs Suddards and Mrs Hodgson.

### Wonderful writing.

17/05/2014 at 7:17 AM

I am so proud of all the children this week;everyone has worked incredibly hard to become experts on Nocturnal Animals. Each morning I posted links to websites about a different animal and the children used these to find out lots of information. They then posted comments with about the facts they had learned.

On Thursday the children worked independently to write their own information reports. Here is some of their work; I think you will be impressed at all the information they had remembered and how they have organised it to create a report.

The images will enlarge if you click on them. You will notice boxes and ticks at the bottom, this is where the children have been checking every sentence to make sure they remember capital letters and full stops or exclamations marks or question marks. Other boxes remind them to make sure their writing makes sense, has lots of facts, connectives to join ideas and extend their sentences and that they have used different sentence starters.

We also used Book Creator on the iPads to create books about nocturnal animals.

Click on the links below to view our ebooks on Youplisher.

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892492-Logan/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892491-Georgia-and-Evie-M/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892490-Finn-and-Sean/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892489-Priya-and-Harneet/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892488-Night-Animals/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892487-Keiron-and-Ryan/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892484-Evie-G/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892483-Ishaveer-and-Harveer/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892482-Eva/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892480-Ashleigh-and-Brianna/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892479-Ashleigh-and-Eva/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892478-Ben/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892476-Ruqayyah-and-Isla/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892475-Thomas-and-Ishaq/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892474-Elanor/

http://www.youblisher.com/p/892471-Colm-Gurkeiret/

### Purple Mash!

16/05/2014 at 6:10 AM

The children can now use a fantastic online resource called PURPLE MASH!

click the image to link to the site.

The children have a huge range of creative tools and games which they can use online here. Very soon the children will have individual passwords (like they do for Mathletics) and this will mean they can create at school and show or continue their work at home.

http://www.purplemash.co.uk/?~c3c9MjI4MzQ=

Mrs Fisher is doing a training session for all the teachers on Purple Mash on the Training Day straight after Half Term. This why 2F have had pass words for the week before the holidays. Everyone from Reception to Year 6 will be issued passwords and usernames after the holidays. 🙂

### Nocturnal Animal Experts in 2H!

15/05/2014 at 7:57 PM

The children have been extremely busy today writing reports about nocturnal animals. They all spent a great deal of time planning their work this morning and then turned their notes into full sentences to create mini booklets of information.They have all worked extremely hard and deserve lots of praise!

We have also been learning to throw using the overarm method. Follow the link to view some top tips and for some game ideas. http://sportonkids.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/FMS_kit-for-parents_Object_Control_Skills_Overarm_Throwing.pdf

13/05/2014 at 8:05 PM

Click below to a video about Nocturnal Animals

Post the facts you learn as comments below the post.

12/05/2014 at 7:48 PM

Add the information you find out as a comment. Remember to check every sentence.

12/05/2014 at 5:54 AM

### Nocturnal Animals.

10/05/2014 at 1:07 PM

Next week we are going to become experts on ‘Nocturnal Animals!’ Look out for our ‘Mastermind’ quizzes which we will post at the end of the week! Here are some links to help you find lots of facts, as well as links to a couple of songs we have been learning ( The last picture link is to the Night animal song).

Can you add the facts you learn as comments on this post?

### This week in 2F.

10/05/2014 at 12:38 PM