Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Friday 17th July

16/07/2020 at 5:16 PM

Message from the Year 2 staff team

Today is the last day of term of a very strange school year. We have loved working with you all this year and will look back with very happy memories of the year. We still feel very sad that this year was abruptly cut short but we know that every single one of you has worked hard during lock down and made the best progress you could. This is a truly lovely cohort of children and every single child helps make it the brilliant year group it is. Miss Ellis and Mr Beavers are so lucky to be teaching them next year.

The children have achieved so much in the first two terms of this year and we have some wonderful memories of this year. What are your favourite memories of Year 2? What have you enjoyed the most?

Here are some photos of this year’s highlights.

We are so proud of you all and wish you all the best for what we know will be a very successful Year 3. Keep working hard and keep being amazing! Year 2 2020 we shall miss you!

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Wednesday 15th July

14/07/2020 at 8:14 PM

Thank you for all your hard work so far this week. We hope you have enjoyed learning all about bees and are feeling confident telling the time.

Here are some activities for Thursday and Friday. There will be a blog post on Friday but this will be a celebration of the year; there will be no more work added for home learning. Enjoy your last few days of home learning!

Year 2 End of Year Awards

Please join us for a final celebration of the year on Google Meet this Thursday at 4pm in the 2LA or 2LO meet space. It would be lovely if you could all join us. We would like to be able to say something about each individual child and present them with a special award.

Maths

Here are the final two lessons on time. It would be great if you could all keep practising telling the time and discussing times with your child over the holidays too.

Lesson 3: Find durations of time

Lesson 4: Compare durations of time

English

Our final English lesson is writing a glossary. The following slides will explain what a glossary is and how to write one for your bee book.

The next few slides will give you a step by step guide on how to write a glossary:

Your book is now complete! Well done!

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Monday 13th July

12/07/2020 at 6:08 PM

Good morning. We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing weekend. As this is the final week of the current school year, this will be the the last week of blogs until September. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time teaching the children this year and we are very sad that we were not able to complete the year as we would usually like. We hope your child enjoys this last week of home learning and we look forward to seeing all the children again very soon.

Maths

White Rose Maths have produced some workbooks for parents that you can download at home or add to your kindle from amazon. Here is the link if you are interested: Workbook link

This week, we finish our topic on telling the time.

Lesson 1: Telling time to 5 minutes

Please spend a few days learning this. There are plenty of additional sheets and activities to practise in your packs.

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/fiveminutewordsint/fiveminwordsint.htm

Lesson 2: Hours and Days

English

In English this week we are putting the final finishing touches to our bee books. Over the next two days, we would like you to add an index to your book. Use the following slides to help you:

Other activities for this week

Listen to the story Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper then follow the recipe to make honey biscuits in your pack. Enjoy!

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Bread making in the Woodland Room Bubble!

10/07/2020 at 11:25 AM

So as part of our work on bees, the Woodland Room bubble decided to take advantage of being next to the kitchen area of the Studio and try to make bread using honey. Normally, bread recipes ask for sugar to be added to help feed the yeast but instead we decided to use nature’s sweetener, honey, to do the job!

We measured out the ingredients, using our measuring skills from last week’s maths, and mixed them together to make our dough. We then kneaded it for 10 minutes until it became stretchy and smooth. After that, we let it prove for 2 hours until it doubled in size. We thought it looked like a giant doughy-pillow!

Next, we knocked it back (punched the air out of it), cut it into 3 smaller loaves and shaped it to our liking. Then, we let it prove again for another hour before we slashed the top and baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes.

The smell was amazing and the finished bread looked so good! Finally, we bagged it up and took it home to devour! Great job Woodland Room!

Yummy!

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Friday 10th July

09/07/2020 at 6:54 PM

Thank you again for all your work so far this week. We are enjoying looking at your bee books!

Here are some activities for today:

Maths

There is no White Rose Maths lesson for today.

  1. Complete the measures assessment sheet if you haven’t already.
  2. Please look at the other time activities in your pack and complete the sheets for o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Next week we will learn how the tell time to the nearest 5 minutes!

English

There is a blank page in your bee book. What would you like to create a page about?

Here are some ideas:

  • Did you know facts
  • Other types of bees
  • Bee Pollination

Next week we will complete our books by learning how to create contents, index pages and a glossary.

30 days Wild

Have you completed the challenge yet?

You can download this certificate once you have completed all of the challenges!

Photos and video from school- Bee visit and workshop

On Wednesday we were extremely lucky to watch Nicole, our beekeeper, transfer a new colony of bees into our school bee hive. Mr Harris was kitted out in his bee suit to see this first hand and help. The children watched this from the safety of the ‘bubbles’ via video link. Here is the video:

The clip is about 20 minutes long. At 4 minutes, Nicole begins to transfer frames covered with bees from the temporary box into the new hive. At 11 minutes, they add some empty frames to fill the hive and at 14 minutes Nicole shakes out the rest of the swarm. They feed the new hive at 16 minutes. What do they feed it with?

Afterwards, Nicole talked to the children from each bubble up next to the apiary, showing them the equipment and telling them lots of interesting things about bees. The children were truly fascinated and asked some brilliant questions.

Here are some photos of us doing our art work:

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Wednesday 8th July

07/07/2020 at 3:38 PM

We hope you have enjoyed learning about bees this week. Thank you to everyone who is still at home who has sent their work in for us to look at.

Maths

We will be working on time now for the rest of the term. Do you have an analogue clock at home? You might like to use this teaching clock to show different times at home. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Lesson 3 o’clock and half past

Watch the video below then complete the activities in your pack to practise telling o’clock and half past times.

Lesson 4 Quarter past and quarter to

Watch the video below then complete the activities in your pack to practise quarter past and quarter to.

English

Over the next few days, we are going to be learning about why bees are so important. First we are going to do some reading and research. After that, we will write a report about what we have learnt.

Why are bees important?

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/0000014f-2de3-deef-a9ef-2fef955c0000

Task: Find out and make a list of which foods bees help to pollinate. What would happen to these foods if bees died out?

Why are bees in danger?

Read this information and make notes about why bees are in danger.

How can we help the bees?

Task: to write a report in your bee book about why bees are important, why they are in danger and how we can help the bees.

Use the following sub-headings to help you organise your writing:

Virtual School Games

Watch the video for information about some fun challenges to try at home:

Photos from school

The children at school really enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

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Monday 6th July

05/07/2020 at 4:09 PM

Good morning. We hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend. This week we are going to be learning more about bees, finishing our measures maths and starting some new maths all about telling the time.

See below for activities for Monday and Tuesday:

  • Maths lesson 1 litres
  • Maths lesson 2 temperature
  • English/topic lesson- how bees make honey
  • Reading and spelling for the week

Maths

Lesson 1 Litres

Watch the video and complete the worksheet.

Lesson 2 Temperature

Watch the video and complete the activities.

These lessons complete our work on measures. There is a measures assessment in your pack to complete.

English

Task: to write an explanation about how bees make honey.

Watch this video clip and look at the flow chart below to find out how bees make their delicious honey.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-how-honey-is-made/z7j76v4

Now we would like you to write this information up as an explanation. Look at this example to help you. Don’t forget to include:

A title

An introduction

Different subheadings

Time connectives

Conjunctions

Spelling

Reading

  • read your welcome letter from your year 3 teacher!
  • complete the reading comprehension on minibeasts
  • Listen to the The Beeman story below:

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Friday 3rd July

02/07/2020 at 7:55 PM

Good morning. Thank you for all your hard work this week. Today, you can collect your pack for the final two weeks. There is also some information from your Year 3 teachers!

Next week we will continue with our work on measures and we will still be working on our bee books. Here are some activities for today.

Maths

Lesson 5: Millilitres

Watch the video and complete the activities. If you have a measuring jug you could practise measuring out different amounts of water.

English-Bee Book

Task: The Hive

Types of bee in the hive:

Parts of the hive:

Photos from home and school

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Welcome to 2LA September 2020!

02/07/2020 at 12:34 PM

Welcome to 2LA! I am really looking forward to seeing you all in September in our 2LA classroom. We have lots of fun learning to look forward to after the summer holidays.

You will be getting a welcome booklet from me soon with photographs of the classroom and entrances so that you can look at it over the summer holidays.

What will it be like in Year 2?

Some things will be the same…..

You will still be with all of your 1P friends:

You will still play in the same playground that you use in Year 1:

Some things will be a little bit different….

You will come in the 2LA entrance and use the 2LA cloakroom and toilets:

The Year 2 classrooms look a little bit different to the Year 1 classrooms. There are tables and chairs, a book corner and storage for all our equipment. We still have a few toys and games to play with when we have choosing time or wet play such as lego, puzzles, top trumps and other games. We have special chair sacks on our chairs to keep all our things in so we don’t need trays.

At lunchtime, Year 2 eat in the dining room:

Staff in Year 2

There will be some familiar and some new grown ups working in Year 2:

  • Mrs Wilson teaches the class every Tuesday. She generally teaches the class science, computing, RE and some PSHE lessons.
  • Mr Durkin supports all the lessons in 2LA in the mornings. In the afternoons, he works with both Year 2 classes teaching phonics and working with small groups and individuals on interventions. He also runs a Year 2 after school craft club.
  • Mrs Lace is the main class teacher and Assistant Headteacher.

Year 2 Learning

We do lots of the same lessons in Year 2 as you already do in Year 1. We love reading stories, drama and hands on learning in Year 2 so try to do this as much as possible.

You could look at our September blog from last year to see some of the fun and exciting things we get up to:

Getting Ready for Year 2

We know that this year has been very different so our first priority in September will be to make sure that children are happy and settled. We will be doing lots of work on basic skills at the start of Year 2 and it would be helpful if you could start thinking about some of these over the long summer holidays.

To get ready for Year 2 learning, it would be great if families could work on the following things:

  • counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • number bonds to 10
  • Writing full names
  • Practising reading and writing Y1 common exception words

I am really looking forward to being your Year 2 teacher and I hope you are looking forward to being in 2LA in September too!

from Mrs Lace

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Welcome to 2LO September 2020!

02/07/2020 at 12:33 PM

Welcome to 2LO! I am really looking forward to seeing you all in September in our 2LO classroom. We have lots of fun learning to look forward to after the summer holidays.

You will be getting a welcome booklet from me soon with photographs of the classroom and entrances so that you can look at it over the summer holidays.

What will it be like in Year 2?

Some things will be the same…..

You will still be with all of your 1G friends:

You will still play in the same playground that you use in Year 1:

Some things will be a little bit different….

You will come in the 2LO entrance and use the 2LO cloakroom and toilets:

The Year 2 classrooms look a little bit different to the Year 1 classrooms. There are tables and chairs, a book corner and storage for all our equipment. We still have a few toys and games to play with when we have choosing time or wet play such as lego, puzzles, top trumps and other games. We have special chair sacks on our chairs to keep all our things in so we don’t need trays.

At lunchtime, Year 2 eat in the dining room:

Staff in Year 2

There will be some familiar and some new grown ups working in Year 2:

  • Mrs Wilson teaches the class every Monday. She generally teaches the class science, computing, RE and some PSHE lessons.
  • Mrs Kenny supports all the lessons in 2LO in the mornings. In the afternoons, she works with both Year 2 classes working with smalll groups and individuals on interventions.
  • Mrs Loveridge is the main class teacher.

Year 2 Learning

We do lots of the same lessons in Year 2 as you already do in Year 1. We love reading stories, drama and hands on learning in Year 2 so try to do this as much as possible.

You could look at our September blog from last year to see some of the fun and exciting things we get up to:

Getting Ready for Year 2

We know that this year has been very different so our first priority in September will be to make sure that children are happy and settled. We will be doing lots of work on basic skills at the start of Year 2 and it would be helpful if you could start thinking about some of these over the long summer holidays.

To get ready for Year 2 learning, it would be great if families could work on the following things:

  • counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • number bonds to 10
  • Writing full names
  • Practising reading and writing Y1 common exception words

I am really looking forward to being your Year 2 teacher and I hope you are looking forward to being in 2LO in September too!

from Mrs Loveridge

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