Farsley Farfield Year 2

Join us on our learning adventures.

The Moon Landing, more 1960s and statistics

01/02/2019 at 1:48 PM

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The children have enjoyed further learning about the 1960s this week and have produced an informative non-chronological  report. They wrote super fact sentences, remembering to use conjunctions to add more detail, correct punctuation and used right choice topic words.

They found learning about the moon landing fascinating and were able to use a range of sources of evidence to support their learning.

We have also learned about the artist, Andy Warhol. Children enjoyed discussing his most famous pieces and we talked about how artists today are inspired by his work. We decided to create our own Warhol inspired artwork using our own self portraits and then using photographs of today’s icons and popular culture. We will continue to work on these next week.

In maths this week, we have introduced statistics; the children have learned how to create and interpret tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. We would like children to show us what they have learned in this week’s learning log.

Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 01.02.19

We would like you to collect some data at home and then present it as a tally chart, pictogram or block graph. You could also complete some of Section 5 in your maths reasoning book and look at this for further ideas.

To be handed in on Wednesday 13th February 2019

We look forward to seeing your work!

In Special Mention Assembly this week, Mrs Kenny presented some children with certificates and prizes for their hard work in maths and reading.  Well done to these children and thank you to Mrs Kenny for her hard work too!

Next week on Friday we are looking forward to taking part in a skipping workshop run by ‘skipping school’. This is an exciting workshop which will kick start our skipping skills which we will continue to work on throughout the school year. Some children will be selected to take part in a skipping competition later in the year! Please make sure children come to school in appropriate PE kit for skipping. Please note: This is also ‘Wear Red’ day.

 

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Moving Words and other news

25/01/2019 at 1:33 PM

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Moving Words Workshop

We had a fantastic time on Thursday in our 1960’s workshop. It was great to welcome Colin, Julie and Adam back to Farfield for the third year running. They led the children through an exciting journey of the 1960s through movement, sign language, music, dance and poetry. Thank you to those of you who were able to come along at the end of the day for the performance.

Parents Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Year 2 Assessment Meeting on Wednesday night.  We hope you found it useful and gave you a deeper insight into end of Key Stage One assessment.  Class teachers are happy to speak to any parent who was unable to make the meeting or answer any questions you may have.

Please find attached the supporting powerpoint presentation.

 

KS1 assessment and expectations 2019

 

Tonight, the children are bringing home a maths reasoning and a reading booklet.  For the maths, it would be helpful if you complete section 1 of the booklet but leave the other chapters until we have covered these concepts in class.  Please feel free to complete the reading booklet at your own pace.

 

 

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Finding out about the 1960s in Year 2

18/01/2019 at 1:42 PM

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This week we have been finding out all about the 1960s.

We looked at some objects and tried to work out what they were used for and what we use now instead. We then wrote some fact sentences to explain what we had learned.

We also found out lots of information about televisions in the 1960s. The children were amazed that there were only 2 channels and no remote controls!

This morning, we welcomed our visitors Pam and Martin (Mrs Loveridge’s mum and dad), who came to talk about their experiences of the 1960s. The children listened really well and asked some excellent questions.

We found out that in the 1960s many children walked to school on their own and that there were punishments if you were late or naughty! We also found out that school dinners were disgusting! We looked at some pictures of the desks and blackboards that were used.

The children really enjoyed listening to The Beatles on the record player and we all joined in with The Twist. Martin told us all about holidays to the seaside and Pam told us about the fashions and hairstyles she wore.

In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on division. Children have used maths stories to help them to understand division as sharing and grouping. For example:

Holly has 20 sweets. 

She shares them equally between 5 plates.

How many are there on each plate?

 

Harry has 10 counters.

He puts them into groups of 2.

How many groups are there?

 

Have a go at some at home…

We have also been looking at multiplication and division fact families.

You could use this activity to help create the 4 number sentences:

Choose either 2, 3, 5 or 10 in the Times by box:

Science

We have been investigating materials in our science lessons and thinking about their suitability. We have carried out two practical investigations to help us select the best material for a specific purpose.

2LO were finding out which was the best material to make curtains for a bedroom. They needed to block out as much light as possible. They tested four different fabrics and all found that felt was the best.

2LA were testing which material would be the best to patch up an umbrella. They used pipettes and made the test fair by only changing the fabric each time. They found that plastic was the best material as it didn’t let any water through.

Reminders for next week:

Please come along to our evening meeting for parents on Wednesday 23rd January at 5:30pm. We will be explaining end of Year 2 assessment and SATs.

On Thursday 24th January, the children are taking part in an all day drama, poetry and performance workshop. You are invited to attend our final performance at 2:40pm in the Infant Hall.

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Happy New Year, Year 2!

11/01/2019 at 2:19 PM

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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

This week in maths we have been learning about division. We have been using objects such as counters to solve division problems both by sharing and by grouping.

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.

 

Historical Enquiry

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!

We have been using different enquiry skills to learn all about the 1960’s.
A mysterious suitcase arrived this week full of artefacts. We used careful observation and thought of lots of interesting questions to work out what the artefacts were and when they were from.

Next week, we are looking forward to meeting the owners of the suitcase!

 

Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 11th January 2019

This half term we are learning about the 1960s. We would like you to find out what life was like in the 1960s. You could research toys, fashion, music or houses. If you know someone who remembers the 1960s, you could ask them some questions.

To be handed in on Monday 28th January 2019

We look forward to seeing your work!

 

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Seasons Greetings from Year 2!

21/12/2018 at 3:33 PM

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We have had a very merry last week of term with lots of exciting events and activities.

We really enjoyed our ‘Children of the World’ Christmas show. Thank you again for your support.

We have been busy making calendars, cards and hanging decorations too. We hope you like them!

Christmas Cards

Hanging Decorations

We had a fantastic party day. We made our own party food, played games and danced til we dropped! We had a very special visitor at the end!

Party food

 

Party Games

A special visitor

Thank you for all your support this half term.

You should have received two letters this week for events happening in January:

 

moving words letter 2019

y2 parent workshop letter 2019

 

Please can you return these as soon as possible when we return to school.

Have a wonderful break. See you all on Tuesday 8th January!

Best wishes from the Year 2 Team

 

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Year 2 News this week

14/12/2018 at 12:36 PM

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This week, we have enjoyed lots of different activities:

  • We have enjoyed watching the Foundation Stage and KS2 dress rehearsals as well as putting in lots of practise for our own!
  • 2La had their last visit to Gym Magic. Everyone in Year 2 has been fantastic on our visits there!
  • In maths we have been working hard on understanding the concept of multiplication. Children have investigated arrays, written and solved multiplication stories and have started to work out multiplication calculations on their own including those with missing numbers. Keep practising times tables at home- You can use Mathletics or TTRockstars to support this.
  • In English we read the story ‘ Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’ and have enjoyed discussion and writing activities from the book.
  • In topic this week, we learned about the town of Churchill in Canada. Children used maps to locate it and then researched interesting facts. Children made posters to show what they found out:

 

Reminders for next week:

  • A few children still do not have their Christmas Play costumes in school. Please can you make sure they have the appropriate clothing on Monday morning at the latest! Thank you.

Performance times in the Junior Hall:

Tuesday 18th December 2pm

Wednesday 19th December 9:30am

  • We are having our Christmas Party on Thursday. Please send in your £1 contribution. Children can come to school in their party clothes.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 2 Team

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