# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Y2 news

###### Friday 10th February | 1 comment
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Goodbye 1960s

This week, we say goodbye to the 1960s. Our lovely display of Andy Warhol inspired artwork has come down in preparation for our new topic for after half term, Africa.

In topic this week, we enjoyed learning more about Martin Luther King, and wrote our own “I have a Dream” speech. We were so impressed with the children’s ideas. They showed their understanding of ‘Be Healthy’ and ‘Be a good citizen’ through many of their speeches. What a wonderful world it would be!

English

We read the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ which was first published in 1968. We mapped out the story on a story mountain and retold it with our partner.

We then planned and wrote our own versions. Some of the ideas included: The Bunny Who Came to Breakfast, The Lion Who Came to Lunch and the Skunk Who Came to Supper. The children tried really hard to add detail and description to their stories and many of them managed to include speech sentences.

Maths

Thank you for all the brilliant learning logs on fractions. It is clear that children have been enjoying the challenge and it has been great to see many of them using the bar models we have used in class.

This week we have been finding fractions of amounts and lengths, using the bar model to work out our answers. can you show your grown up how we use the bar model to work out these tricky fractions questions:

1/4 of  16 =

1/4 of ___ = 8

1/? of 15 = 5

I cut 1/3 of a piece of string. It is 4cm long. How long was my piece of string?

Spring 2

After the holidays our main topic will be Africa. This will be a geography and art based topic. What can you find out about Africa ready for our learning next half term?

And finally…

We promised to put the Y2 Assessment and Expectations powerpoint on the blog so that you could look at this at home. Here goes…

KS1 assessment and expectations 2017

Have a lovely half term break.

Best wishes from the Y2 team.

### One response to “Y2 news”

1. Sarah (Erin's Mum) says:

The 1960s topic has been brilliant and we have enjoyed all the interesting discussions at home about a very interesting decade. Erin has particularly enjoyed learning about the fashion and the music (especially spotting lots of 60s music in films released now).
Thank you!