Farsley Farfield Year 2

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A busy final week in Year 2!

15/02/2019 at 1:46 PM

In English this week we used a film clip about imaginary planets to inspire our writing.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sci—fi-shed.html

We decided to create our own strange planets and created some fantastic art work. We then used these to write a description and a diary entry.

In Maths this week, we have continued our learning about shapes. We have been drawing 2D shapes and identifying lines of symmetry. We have also been looking at the properties of 3D shapes and have learned the correct terminology – faces, edges and vertices.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-sorting

Can you find any 2D shapes or 3D shapes at home?

We will continue our shape topic after the half term break.

In topic this week, we have enjoyed listening to and appraising songs by The Beatles. Here we are playing along with instruments!

We have loved learning about the 1960s and it has been great to see how much the children have enjoyed and engaged with this topic. Next half term we are learning about Africa. We hope they enjoy this just as much!

 

Important dates and reminders for next half term:

World Book day Friday 8th March

Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Wednesday 20th March

Parents Evenings- 26th/27th March

Please log in to ParentPay to make your World Book Day contribution and for the trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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An adventure on the moon!

08/02/2019 at 1:48 PM

This week’s learning started with an exciting journey to the moon! We built a rocket, packed our things and blasted off. Then when we were on the moon, we explored in lots of different ways. We took photographs, collected rock samples, zoomed around on our moon buggies and tinkered with our rockets. We met a very sad alien whose spaceship had crash landed and was now stranded. We did our best to help him get back to his planet by fixing his spaceship. Finally we got back in our rockets and blasted off back to Earth!

We were so impressed with the children and their fantastic imaginations!

2LA’s moon adventure:

2LO’s Moon adventure:

 

The children used the drama as a stimulus for writing their own moon adventure stories. They are brilliant!

In maths this week, we have been learning about 2D shapes. Children have learned the names of common 2D shapes and have described them using sides and vertices.

In history this week, we learned about the life and dreams of Martin Luther King. Children wrote their own speeches to say what they would change about the world. They showed that they were excellent citizens thinking about tackling pollution, homelessness and war.

We finished our Andy Warhol inspired portraits:

Today we welcome Jodi from Skipping School back to Farfield. She taught us some basic skipping skills including the double bounce and face to face skipping. At the end we all played run, jump, out with the long rope. We will continue to work on these skills in our PE lessons, then will see Jodi for another session after Easter. The top tips we learned were: arms wide at the side and click jump!

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The Moon Landing, more 1960s and statistics

01/02/2019 at 1:48 PM

The children have enjoyed further learning about the 1960s this week and have produced an informative non-chronological  report. They wrote super fact sentences, remembering to use conjunctions to add more detail, correct punctuation and used right choice topic words.

They found learning about the moon landing fascinating and were able to use a range of sources of evidence to support their learning.

We have also learned about the artist, Andy Warhol. Children enjoyed discussing his most famous pieces and we talked about how artists today are inspired by his work. We decided to create our own Warhol inspired artwork using our own self portraits and then using photographs of today’s icons and popular culture. We will continue to work on these next week.

In maths this week, we have introduced statistics; the children have learned how to create and interpret tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. We would like children to show us what they have learned in this week’s learning log.

Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 01.02.19

We would like you to collect some data at home and then present it as a tally chart, pictogram or block graph. You could also complete some of Section 5 in your maths reasoning book and look at this for further ideas.

To be handed in on Wednesday 13th February 2019

We look forward to seeing your work!

In Special Mention Assembly this week, Mrs Kenny presented some children with certificates and prizes for their hard work in maths and reading.  Well done to these children and thank you to Mrs Kenny for her hard work too!

Next week on Friday we are looking forward to taking part in a skipping workshop run by ‘skipping school’. This is an exciting workshop which will kick start our skipping skills which we will continue to work on throughout the school year. Some children will be selected to take part in a skipping competition later in the year! Please make sure children come to school in appropriate PE kit for skipping. Please note: This is also ‘Wear Red’ day.

 

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