Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Back to the 60’s!

12/01/2018 at 1:44 PM

Historical Enquiry

This week in Year 2 we have been using different enquiry skills to learn all about the 1960’s.
A mysterious suitcase arrived this week full of artefacts. We used careful observation and thought of lots of interesting questions to work out what the artefacts were and when they were from.

Information Texts

In English this week, we have been developing our skills in using non-fiction texts. We have looked at features of information books such as contents, index and glossary and then made our own non-fiction glossary about 1960’s toys. We learned how to put words in alphabetical order.

We also looked at the features on each page such as title, sub-heading, paragraph, caption and label. We talked about the purpose of each feature e.g. A title is used to explain what the information on the page is about. It is written in large, bold print to stand out.  Can you point out these features and explain them using one of your own information books?


In maths this week we have been subtracting 2 digit numbers. We used tens and ones and recorded our calculations using jottings. We have practised exchanging. See below:


Use the dienes and coins TU-TU activity to practise.



We will be carrying on with addition and subtraction next week, applying these calculation skills in different ways.


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Happy New Year

05/01/2018 at 3:42 PM

What a fantastic start to the New Year we have had!

The children have worked so hard and produced some great work this week.


In maths we have been practising adding two 2 digit numbers. We have focused on partitioning and have recorded our learning using tens and ones grids and have started to use the expanded written method.

  1. We used bundles of straws to add tens and ones.
  2. We used base 10 to record practically.

3. We used lines and dots to represent the tens and ones.

4. We used base ten in columns and recorded our calculations using the expanded written method for addition.

This method precedes the formal column addition method that is taught in year 3.


This week we read the story The Tiger who came to Tea. We looked at the story sequence and enjoyed making a story mountain. Next we planned our own story using a different animal and a different meal using the same story mountain. Today we started to write our stories which we will finish next week.


Before starting our learning about the 1960’s, we looked at important events in history and placed them in order, making a class timeline. We started by working in pairs to put just a few events in order and built up the timeline by joining with another group, then another!

You should have received a newsletter this week to tell you what is coming up this half term. It promises to be another busy and exciting few weeks!

Have a great weekend,

The Year 2 Team.


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