# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Willy Wonka came to visit in 2H!

###### Friday 12th June | No comments yet
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This week, we have continued our learning around the story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

In literacy, we have been thinking about describing settings and have particularly focussed on how authors create tension and suspense. The children had a special visit from Mr Willy Wonka himself who took the children on an adventure to ‘The Chocolate Room’. All the children invented their own setting and wrote a description of the setting from an author’s point of view. The children were asked to include commentary to make their writing lively, for example ‘Augustus couldn’t believe his eyes…’ and were also asked to use adverbs to create more tensions and excitement. For example, ‘Slowly, Charlie walked towards the chocolate river’.

In numeracy, we have been looking at different fractions and have been finding fractions of numbers. Some children have started looking at equivalent fractions and have been using a fraction wall to help with this. We have also started collecting some data about what our favourite chocolate bars are. The children collected data using a tally and will be choosing the most appropriate way to represent their findings next week.

In science, we have been investigating with chocolate. During the lesson we had two investigations taking place. The first investigation was to discover how long it took for a tray of ice cubes to melt in the sun. The children took it in turns to monitor the temperature outside and described what was happening. It took about 30 minutes for the ice to melt completely. Alongside this, the children predicted and timed how long it took for a piece of chocolate to melt in their hands. They then wrote a description about what happened including  reference to solids, liquids and gases. The children were very interested in the changes in the state of material and we had a very interesting discussion about the water cycle.

Year two have a trip to Goole coming up. 2H will be going on Monday 6th July. A letter will be going out on Monday.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Hutchinson