# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Year 2 News

27/09/2019 at 1:37 PM

We have had another busy and exciting week in year 2.

In English we read the traditional tale ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have looked at the alternative version ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’.  We found out that in both stories the main character wanted to make something but their unhelpful friends refused to help them. The children are now busy planning their own alternative version which they will write next week. Can they tell you about the ideas they have planned?

In maths we have continued our work on place value looking at comparing and ordering numbers.  Can you explain how to use the symbols < > = to an adult? We have also been putting numbers in order. You could play this game at home to practise:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Continuing with our ‘be healthy’ topic, we have designed and made our own food plate collages in art. We used foil, sponge, tissue paper and paint to create our art work. We think they look good enough to eat!

We would like to say a big thank you to Charlotte and Annette for coming in to speak to the children about their work.

Charlotte (Eesa’s mum) is a doctor . She brought in her doctor’s bag and showed the children the different equipment used to help diagnose patients’ illnesses.

Annette (Sebastian’s mum) is a children’s dietician. She explained how to feed poorly patients in hospitals when they are unable to eat.

### Florence Nightingale, Fitness and Being Healthy

20/09/2019 at 12:52 PM

Earlier this week, a mysterious suitcase arrived in our class. The children had to look at the objects and artefacts contained within the suitcase and work out who the case belonged to. After we realised that it belonged to Florence Nightingale, we had to piece together the evidence to try and tell her story.

Yesterday we had a lovely time learning all about Florence Nightingale. The children took part in a workshop where they learned all about Florence’s life and work. They enjoyed a number of activities including sorting objects into those that would be found in the dirty hospital before Florence arrived, and those that would be found in a clean hospital. They also used a timeline to find out about things that Florence would have known about and things that she wouldn’t; this really helped them to understand chronology. They loved dressing up as porters and nurses and were very enthusiastic about cleaning Scutari hospital and looking after the wounded soldiers!

Here are some pictures:

In maths we have continued our work on place value looking at comparing and ordering numbers. Can you explain how to use the symbols < > = to an adult?

In PSHCE, we have continued our work on ‘Being Healthy’ by learning about why exercise is important and the benefits that exercising brings. We had a go at performing some different types of exercises and seeing how many we could perform in one minute. We thought about the changes in our bodies and how exercising made us feel.

### We are healthy in Year 2

13/09/2019 at 12:55 PM

This week in Year 2, we started our new topic “Be Healthy”. We talked about what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy. We thought about what we typically eat and drink in a day and if we choose ‘5 a day’. We have sent home a 5 a day chart; please can children complete these and bring them back to school for a ‘Be Healthy’ dojo!

English

In English this week we have been using our senses to help us generate vocabulary for poetry. We particularly enjoyed using our senses to write a poem about different fruits!

Maths

This week in maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. We used part whole models to show how to partition a number into tens and ones.

We have thought about different ways to partition numbers. For example:

36 = 30 + 6

36 = 20 + 16

36 = 10 + 26

We used this activity in class today to practise partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. Choose the TU numbers option.

On Friday afternoons, the children have started taking part in different activities:

• In RE children are finding out how Christians and Muslims welcome new life.
• In coding, children are programming Beebots and learning about simple algorithms.
• In food and cooking, the children are practising cutting skills.
• Mrs Kenny is working with groups of children every week to keep the garden area outside Year 2 attractive and to encourage wildlife. They have made bird feeders today!

## Reminders

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming parents into the classroom on Wednesday after school. This is a chance for parents to see some of the work the children have done already and to ask any questions.

We are also looking forward to our Florence Nightingale workshop on Thursday. Please can you make your contributions on ParentPay if you haven’t already done so.

### Welcome to Year 2!

06/09/2019 at 2:43 PM

What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!

We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.

This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to these. We created some wonderful personal art work.