18/10/2019 at 3:14 PM
In maths this week we have been learning about fact families. We have used bar models and part whole models to find all the different addition and subtraction sentences.
Can you make a fact family to match this part whole model?
In English this week, we have been learning about different types of sentences. We used drama to think of question and exclamation sentences for the Supertato characters. Children remembered to start their sentences with capital letters and used either a question mark or exclamation mark at the end.
In our history lessons we have been learning more about Farsley and its buildings. We have learned all about listed buildings and even went to visit some. We are working on a detailed blog to send home next week, however, here a few pictures to show you what we have been doing this week…
We look forward to sharing more with you once we have finished our artwork!
11/10/2019 at 1:26 PM
This week we have enjoyed reading and discussing the story ‘Supertato!’ The children have written some fantastic reviews of the story, using right choice adjectives to persuade. We used words such as humorous, hilarious, brilliant and fabulous!
We wrote character descriptions and used right choice adjectives to describe what Supertato looks like and what his personality is like. On Thursday afternoon, we decided to create our own super veggie or veggie villain by adding masks, capes and other accessories. This inspired us to write descriptions to match our new characters.
We started our new topic on addition and subtraction this week. We have used our number bonds to 10 to find number bonds to 100. E.g If you know that 1 + 9 = 10 you also know that 10 + 90 = 100. We have also been learning other number bond facts and representing these using part whole models and bar models. Knowing number bond facts is really important as we apply these in lots of other contexts. Please learn number bonds to 10, 20 and multiples of 10 to 100.
In history this week we wanted to find out what Farsley was like when Florence Nightingale was alive.
First we looked at modern maps to see what Farsley is like today. We used tracing paper to draw on the main roads and significant places. We then looked at a map of Farsley from 1894. By placing our tracing paper on top, we could see what Farsley was like in Victorian times.
We then went on a walk around Farsley. We had some old photos of Farsley and stood in the same spots to look for similarities and differences.
04/10/2019 at 12:37 PM
This week we have learned about another famous nurse from Victorian times, Mary Seacole. Like Florence Nightingale, Mary also helped the British soldiers in the Crimean War. Children learned about her life and played a game to answer questions. The children also compared her to Florence Nightingale and sorted statements about their lives and work.
Here we are engrossed in our activities and discussions!
We were so impressed with the children’s alternative versions of The Little Red Hen. They had such lovely ideas and were so enthusiastic about their writing. Building up writing stamina is something we usually work on in Year 2 but the children already seem to have this!
After writing our stories, we moved on to instructional writing. We gave precise instructions for an adult to follow to make a jam sandwich. The children learned more about using imperative (bossy) verbs to write command sentences. E.g Cut the bread in half. We ordered sections of a set of instructions and then had a go at writing our own.
In maths this week we have been counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. The children have been completing sequencing and reasoning activities to show what they have learned. Here we have written some of our own sequences, counting in tens from any number:
Here are some links to songs and activities:
We had a great time in PE developing our speed, agility and quickness.
There is a new learning log challenge linked to our work in English this week. We look forward to reading your healthy recipes!