# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Merry Christmas Year 2!

17/12/2016 at 8:51 AM

We have had another very busy week in Year 2. We were all so proud of the children in their performances. Thank you for your support in learning lines, singing, costumes and of course being their number 1 fan! They really enjoyed it.

In between performances and parties we still managed to fit in some other learning. In maths this week, we applied our understanding of multiplication through answering word problems (on a Christmas theme of course!) such as: The elf needed 3 metres of ribbon to wrap 1 present. How much ribbon does he need for 4 presents?

We enjoyed some ‘Christmaths’ activities on party day. We made a Christmas tree picture by measuring strips of green card. The first one measured 1cm, the next 3cm and so on. We enjoyed decorating them afterwards! Here are a few of them…

In English, we have been identifying and writing question and exclamation sentences. Can your child explain which of these is an exclamation and which is a question?

How does Santa fit down the chimney

What a long journey Santa has

What does Santa like to eat on Christmas Eve

How full he must be

We have been collecting temperature data all half term to find out how the temperature changes from autumn to winter. We were quite surprised with the results as we thought it would get colder. We were very surprised when we recorded a temperature of 15 degrees on the last Friday!

From all the Year 2 team, we hope you have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Merry Christmas!

### Week Beginning 5th December 2016

09/12/2016 at 1:48 PM

We have been busy developing our creative skills this week!  The children have been making cards, calendars and practising for their Christmas performance.

In English, we have read the story of Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present by John Burningham.  The children wrote their own independent book reviews describing the story and explaining what they enjoyed most about the book.  We really were really impressed with the children who used subordinating conjunctions (e.g.when, that, because), right choice words for verbs and nouns and persuasive adjectives.

In maths, we are continuing our work on multiplication.  The children have all completed the end of term assessments in maths and we are proud of the progress they have made.

Please keep practising counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

### This week in Year 2

02/12/2016 at 1:33 PM

This week we read “The Jolly Postman” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have produced some amazing writing, including story sequencing, diaries and letters.

We finished the week writing our own letters to Father Christmas. We used expanded noun phrases to describe the toys we would like so that he will know exactly what to bring.
E.g. a pink bike with a basket on the front

In maths this week, we have been learning about multiplication. Please use the link below to practise x2,x3,x5 and x10 tables.

As a school, we are developing our mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Have a go at the following question. Can you explain your answer?

Which is more?
4 sacks each containing 5 presents or 6 sacks each containing 3 presents.
Please bring your answers to your teacher next week for a bonus dojo!