# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Happy New Year

###### Friday 5th January | 1 comment
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What a fantastic start to the New Year we have had!

The children have worked so hard and produced some great work this week.

Maths

In maths we have been practising adding two 2 digit numbers. We have focused on partitioning and have recorded our learning using tens and ones grids and have started to use the expanded written method.

1. We used bundles of straws to add tens and ones.
2. We used base 10 to record practically.

3. We used lines and dots to represent the tens and ones.

4. We used base ten in columns and recorded our calculations using the expanded written method for addition.

This method precedes the formal column addition method that is taught in year 3.

English

This week we read the story The Tiger who came to Tea. We looked at the story sequence and enjoyed making a story mountain. Next we planned our own story using a different animal and a different meal using the same story mountain. Today we started to write our stories which we will finish next week.

History

Before starting our learning about the 1960’s, we looked at important events in history and placed them in order, making a class timeline. We started by working in pairs to put just a few events in order and built up the timeline by joining with another group, then another!

You should have received a newsletter this week to tell you what is coming up this half term. It promises to be another busy and exciting few weeks!

Have a great weekend,

The Year 2 Team.

### One response to “Happy New Year”

1. Zoe Webb says:

Jack and I have just been reading this together. He’s just completed all the maths questions on here. He got them all right. He says he’s had a great week.