25/09/2020 at 1:52 PM
History and English
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.
Over the course of the week we have been trying to answer three key questions: Who was she? Why should we remember her? Where can we see her legacy today? We used the attached podcasts to develop these ideas. Have a listen if you want to learn more! (You may recognise past Farfield teacher Mr Tiffany!)
Children’s written work this week has focused on writing sentences about Florence Nightingale. We started by writing questions about what we wanted to know. We wrote sentences to compare nursing in the past and nowadays. We then wrote sentences to explain what the problems were with the hospitals before and how Florence changed them. Can your child tell you what Florence found when she arrived at Scutari hospital during the Crimean war?
Polite Reminder- Workshop next week.
Next week on Thursday we are looking forward to our Florence Nightingale workshop. Children will be given the opportunity to learn more about Florence’s life and work through the use of drama, role play and looking at artefacts.
If you haven’t already paid, please do so by Monday at the latest if you can. Unfortunately, we have about half of the payments still outstanding and may not be able to go ahead with the workshop unless we have most of the monies paid. Thank you.
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:
We have also started to look at number sequences counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please practise this at home over the weekend if you have time!
In PSHE, 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.
Learning Log Homework
Please check book bags for this week’s learning log homework.
Over the next couple of weeks, Year 2 are learning about being healthy. For your Learning Log we would like you to tell us how you keep your body healthy. Ideas could include: pictures, photos, diary account or labelled diagrams. To be handed in on Wednesday 7th October. We look forward to seeing your work!
Reading Books and Library books- Fridays every week.
Fridays are our changing book days. Please make sure that your child has their reading books to return and their reading record has been signed every Friday.
We are also now having a library session on a Friday too! Please read these books together and also return it next Friday.
It is great to hear that children are also reading their bug club books or oxford owl books online. See below:
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login Your child has been allocated books for their current book band.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ There are a large selection of e-books to read on here linked to the colour book bands. Create your own login and password for free.
18/09/2020 at 5:23 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!
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!
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 art and craft, children have made feelings monsters
- In library session, children have made bookmarks and enjoyed a story.
- You should have received a letter about our Florence Nightingale workshop which is taking place on Thursday 1st October. Please make your contributions on Parent Pay.
- Please ensure children have their correct PE kit in school. 2LO need this on Monday and Wednesday. 2LA need this on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you.
- Also please remember that we are now changing home readers once a week on Fridays. We have set children up with new books on bugclub too. Please read as much as you can at home.
Have a lovely weekend.
the year 2 team
11/09/2020 at 3:19 PM
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
Children have adjusted to their new classrooms and forward facing desks. They have been very good at keeping their own equipment and working from their desks rather than in groups or on the carpet. The adults are still getting used to this!
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.
We have enjoyed finding out about our class animals. We are all excited about being Year 2 foxes and squirrels!
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have also talked about our new rules for keeping safe in school.
We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to our learning hive. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers. We have shown what we know about numbers by drawing them in tens and ones, using a part whole model, writing the number one more and one less and also writing any interesting facts. We have practised writing numbers using both numerals and words. Today we looked at some different ways of representing 2-digit numbers using tens frames, base 10, straws and place value counters. Can your child show you how to represent a 2-digit number using these?
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
In English we wrote letters to Farsley Fox and Farsley Squirrel telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job! We learned about using capital letters for proper nouns and using question words and question marks. The children used the question words on the wall.
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.