# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Maths in Year 2

28/04/2016 at 4:40 PM

Over the past 2 weeks we have been working on multiplication and division in Maths. Last week we were learning about the relationships between multiplication and division – we know that multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot.

Below are links to some multiplication and division games we have played in class:

This week we have been solving everyday problems related to multiplication and division. We have been using our detective skills to decide whether worded problems are asking us to multiply or divide.

We have also linked in fractions to our division work – we know that finding half of a number is the same as dividing by 2. Finding a third of a number it is the same as dividing by 3.
Mrs Loveridge and I have been very impressed with everyone’s hard work and effort in class – we are now multiplication and division experts!

### Mini Beasts in 2L

28/04/2016 at 8:11 AM

In Year 2 we have been writing poems about mini beasts.  The children have been thinking carefully about how to describe what their mini beast looks like, how it moves and what sounds it might make.  The children have been using similes, alliteration and powerful adjectives and adverbs.  To help us write our poems, we  did some observational line drawings of mini beasts.

### Marvellous Map Reading in Year 2!

27/04/2016 at 7:39 PM

As part of our geography curriculum we have been learning all about maps.

The children have been learning how to orientate maps and negotiated their way around a set route using the compass directions North, South, East and West.

We then used an aerial photograph of the school farm to located key features.  The children visited the different places on the photo and orientated the photo to find where they were on the photo.

Following this, the children did some simple orienteering using a map of the farm.

Next week the children will be learning more about how to use a key and will be devising their own keys for a map of the school grounds.

### 2L News

20/04/2016 at 12:08 PM

Hello and welcome back!

I am hoping that everyone had a lovely break and is looking forward to the Summer Term.

This term is going to be very exciting and busy.  Our topic is called ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ and we will be spending a lot of time learning about different mini-beasts and plants as well as the habitats they live in. We are linking this with our Literacy curriculum through poetry and report writing.  Later in the term, the children will be visiting Skelton Grange and making mini-beast hotels in school.

In Maths the children are looking at the relationship between multiplication and division.  We are also looking at how to solve everyday problems involving multiplication and division.

We are very excited that Mrs Cruise is teaching the class on Thursday mornings and all day Fridays.  Mrs Cruise is replacing Ms Howells.  The children will still be seeing a lot of Ms Howells as she is continuing with her recorder club and she will see the children when we visit the farm.

PE days have changed and they are now taking place on Monday and Thursday.

Throughout the month of May, the children will be taking their KS1 SATs.  The tests will be spread out across the month and we are going to make these tests as child friendly as possible.  In fact, in the past the children didn’t even realise they were taking the tests!

Supporting your child with their reading and times tables (x2, x3, x5, x10) is always appreciated.  I have updated all the children’s books on Bug Club www.activelearnprimary.co.uk  and allocated new tasks on Mathletics.

As always we really appreciate your on-going support.

Kind regards,

All the staff in 2L

### Tingatinga Art

04/04/2016 at 12:45 PM

In Year 2 we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art.   We created our own Tingatinga art through painting and printing.

Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

Here are some of our paintings.