25/01/2019 at 1:33 PM
Moving Words Workshop
We had a fantastic time on Thursday in our 1960’s workshop. It was great to welcome Colin, Julie and Adam back to Farfield for the third year running. They led the children through an exciting journey of the 1960s through movement, sign language, music, dance and poetry. Thank you to those of you who were able to come along at the end of the day for the performance.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Year 2 Assessment Meeting on Wednesday night. We hope you found it useful and gave you a deeper insight into end of Key Stage One assessment. Class teachers are happy to speak to any parent who was unable to make the meeting or answer any questions you may have.
Please find attached the supporting powerpoint presentation.
Tonight, the children are bringing home a maths reasoning and a reading booklet. For the maths, it would be helpful if you complete section 1 of the booklet but leave the other chapters until we have covered these concepts in class. Please feel free to complete the reading booklet at your own pace.
18/01/2019 at 1:42 PM
This week we have been finding out all about the 1960s.
We looked at some objects and tried to work out what they were used for and what we use now instead. We then wrote some fact sentences to explain what we had learned.
We also found out lots of information about televisions in the 1960s. The children were amazed that there were only 2 channels and no remote controls!
This morning, we welcomed our visitors Pam and Martin (Mrs Loveridge’s mum and dad), who came to talk about their experiences of the 1960s. The children listened really well and asked some excellent questions.
We found out that in the 1960s many children walked to school on their own and that there were punishments if you were late or naughty! We also found out that school dinners were disgusting! We looked at some pictures of the desks and blackboards that were used.
The children really enjoyed listening to The Beatles on the record player and we all joined in with The Twist. Martin told us all about holidays to the seaside and Pam told us about the fashions and hairstyles she wore.
In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on division. Children have used maths stories to help them to understand division as sharing and grouping. For example:
Holly has 20 sweets.
She shares them equally between 5 plates.
How many are there on each plate?
Harry has 10 counters.
He puts them into groups of 2.
How many groups are there?
Have a go at some at home…
We have also been looking at multiplication and division fact families.
You could use this activity to help create the 4 number sentences:
Choose either 2, 3, 5 or 10 in the Times by box:
We have been investigating materials in our science lessons and thinking about their suitability. We have carried out two practical investigations to help us select the best material for a specific purpose.
2LO were finding out which was the best material to make curtains for a bedroom. They needed to block out as much light as possible. They tested four different fabrics and all found that felt was the best.
2LA were testing which material would be the best to patch up an umbrella. They used pipettes and made the test fair by only changing the fabric each time. They found that plastic was the best material as it didn’t let any water through.
Reminders for next week:
Please come along to our evening meeting for parents on Wednesday 23rd January at 5:30pm. We will be explaining end of Year 2 assessment and SATs.
On Thursday 24th January, the children are taking part in an all day drama, poetry and performance workshop. You are invited to attend our final performance at 2:40pm in the Infant Hall.
11/01/2019 at 2:19 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.
This week in maths we have been learning about division. We have been using objects such as counters to solve division problems both by sharing and by grouping.
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!
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.
Next week, we are looking forward to meeting the owners of the suitcase!
|Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 11th January 2019
This half term we are learning about the 1960s. We would like you to find out what life was like in the 1960s. You could research toys, fashion, music or houses. If you know someone who remembers the 1960s, you could ask them some questions.
To be handed in on Monday 28th January 2019
We look forward to seeing your work!