# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Year 2 News!

20/10/2017 at 8:20 AM

English

In English this week, we have continued to look at the story of Supertato and have concentrated on learning the skills of how to write questions and exclamations.

The children then used these skills to help them rewrite the beginning of the story.

We also looked at spelling rules for past tense verbs. Play this game to practise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml

Maths

The children have been using bar models and part whole models to help them understand the relationship between addition and subtraction and find missing numbers in calculations.

Art

Don’t the children’s food plate collages look amazing?

### Supertato book reviews in 2LO

13/10/2017 at 4:15 PM

In English this week we read the story Supertato. We then had a discussion to share what we thought about the book. The following videos show our opinions.

### Supertato book reviews in 2LA

13/10/2017 at 4:12 PM

In English this week we read the story Supertato. The children then held a group discussion to say what they thought about the book. These videos share some of their opinions.

### Super skipping, super learning and Supertato!

13/10/2017 at 2:16 PM

It has been another super week in Year 2!

In maths, the children have been working so hard with their addition and subtraction skills. We have been adding and subtracting ones to 2 digit numbers e.g. 34 + 3, adding and subtracting tens e.g. 34 + 20 and adding 2 2-digit numbers e.g. 34 + 23.
We have used 100 squares and base 10 equipment to help us with our calculations.

This week’s learning log also supports the maths we have been doing in class. We have also set the children some activities on Mathletics. Please try to find some time to complete these over the next few weeks.

In English we have been reading the story ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra. We enjoyed listening to this story and discussing our opinions. We then wrote some amazing book reviews, which included persuasive language e.g. hilarious, brilliantly illustrated and exciting. We have also been learning about using different types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Can you identify which is which?

Take the pea back to the freezer.
Supertato was in trouble.
What a brave potato he is!
Who has been causing mischief in the supermarket?

Skipping fun

The Year 2 children are taking part in a skipping festival this year organised by the company ‘Skipping School’. http://www.skippingschool.co.uk/

This started with a workshop to learn a whole range of different skipping skills. We learned the single bonce, double bounce, hopping, side swing, partner skipping and long rope games.

We had a great time and now need to practise these skills in preparation for a competition event in January. We are selling some plastic skipping ropes in school at a cost of £5. These are good quality and are the correct size for the children to use. If you would like to purchase one, please send the money in an envelope with your child.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 2 team

### Sandwiches, doctors and dentists!

06/10/2017 at 1:55 PM

In English this week, we have been learning how to write a set of instructions about how to make a healthy sandwich.  The children have learnt to use time connectives, imperative verbs (bossy verbs) and conjunctions such as and, as, so, until, because when writing instructions.

Can you spot the features of instruction writing in these instructions?

The children had fun putting a set of instructions into the correct order:

Would you like to earn an extra dojo point? Try writing a set of instructions to match these photos and bring them in to show your teacher.

In Maths this week, we have been using our number bonds to 10 to help us to work out number bonds to 20 and number bonds to 100. Try the game below: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This morning we were very lucky to have two special guests. Haris’ mum came to talk to us about what hospitals are like nowadays and Rosie’s mum came to talk to us about looking after our teeth.

When we learned about Florence Nightingale, we found out that hospitals in the Victorian times were not very nice places. They were dirty and smelly! We asked Haris’ mum lots of questions about the people who work in hospitals and how hospitals are kept clean nowadays. The children listened very well and even had a go at a tricky wordsearch with lots of hospital departments such as gastroenterology!

Rosie’s mum talked to us about looking after our teeth. We sorted foods into healthy and unhealthy. We learned that we should brush our teeth twice a day and only have 5 exposures to food and drink in between. We then had a volunteer in each class to have a special tablet that makes the plaque on your teeth purple. Rosie’s mum gave us all a special pack with toothpaste and a toothbrush. Thank you.

Next week we have a skipping workshop on Thursday and the harvest assembly on Friday to look forward to.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 2 Team