# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### This week in Year 2…

26/05/2017 at 1:35 PM

Half term Homework

This week we  have sent home copies of some poetry homework and also the information about the S Factor competition.

S Factor: We would love to see as many entries as possible for the S Factor competition, which will take place on Monday 19th June (2Lo) and Tuesday 20th June (2La).

The poetry homework supports some key Year 2 learning: being able to recite a range of poems by heart. We will be asking children to recite and perform their chosen poem in the first few weeks after the holidays.

Wonderful poetry

The children have been performing poems in groups this week and have used ideas from the poems we have read, to write their own poems. We tried hard to include rhyme, alliteration and similes.

In maths this week we have been using expanded column methods to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers. Please look at this link to a previous blog to see this:

http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/uncategorized/year-2-news-2/

We have also been estimating answers to calculations and solving 2 step word problems.

Can you answer these questions?

Making an estimate

Which of these number
sentences have the answer
that is between 30 and 40?

44  – 13   29 + 17   56 – 23

2-step Problems

1. Ben has 32 football cards. His brother Sam has 12 more. How many do they have in total?
2. Ruby has 90p to spend. She buys a cake for 25p and a drink for 15p. How much does she have left?
3. Oliver reads 7 pages of his book on Monday and 9 pages of his book on Tuesday. The book is 25 pages long. How many pages does he have left to read?

In our topic work this week we shared what we already knew about Fairtrade and learned some more facts. We used drama to illustrate the indifference between Fairtrade and non-Fairtrade farmers.

Have a lovely holiday. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

The Year 2 team

### Year 2 News

19/05/2017 at 12:59 PM

Marvellous Mathematicians!

We would like to say a big well done to the Year Twos for their hard work and concentration this week when we completed the maths SATs papers.

Chocolate Factory

We had a brilliant time designing and making our own boxes of chocolates. We hope you enjoyed eating them!

A big thank you to our wonderful parent helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Writing Instructions

In English, we have been looking at written instructions, improving and up-levelling simple instructions and writing our own. This morning we made a fruit smoothie and then wrote instructions to explain how it is made.

Can you remember all the features of instructional writing?

### Another busy week in Year 2

12/05/2017 at 1:12 PM

We were so impressed with the children this week when they sat their reading SATs papers. They all tried their very best and we were really impressed with the progress that the children have made since the practice papers a few months ago. We are very proud!

English

We have continued our stories this week, focusing on editing and improving our sentences. The final stories are a joy to read.

How could you improve this sentence? What would you Add, Bin or Change?

Sam saw a drink.

Maths

We have been working hard on multiplication and division this week with a focus on reasoning and worded problems. The children have been introduced to remainders for division.

Play this game to practise your times table fluency…

Next week we are looking forward to our chocolate factory D.T. day. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to help with this.

### This week in Year 2

05/05/2017 at 1:24 PM

This week in Year 2 we have been learning about where chocolate comes from.  We were really surprised when we saw the cacao trees and the cacao pods which were the size of rugby balls!

In English we read the story ‘Some Dogs Do’ by Jez Alborough and watched the ‘Fizzy Lifting Drink’ scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  This inspired us to plan and start to write our own stories about flying.  We will continue these stories next week focusing on editing and improving our writing.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about capacity, focusing on reading and comparing scales.  The children learnt how to read scales going up in different intervals e.g. 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 etc.

In P.E., we have been practising skipping skills.  Children are welcome to bring in their own skipping rope from home to use at playtime. Please make sure these are named.

Have a lovely weekend!