Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Saviour Pirotta

12/02/2016 at 11:04 AM

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Last Friday, KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from the author Saviour Pirotta.  The children loved listening to his amusing stories and were thoroughly entertained throughout the session.  We were very proud of the children’s reaction to Saviour.

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This week in Year 2

05/02/2016 at 9:45 AM

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It’s been a crazy week in Year 2!  We have been sooo busy!  Monday morning kick started with a drama trip to the moon where the children met a friendly alien whose spaceship had broken down.  Together the children solved the problem and returned the alien back home.   I have attached some photos at the end of this blog for you to look at 🙂

Later in the week we looked at the book ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers.  The children deepened their understanding of the story’s character through drama and interview questions.

way back home

The children continued to use this book to help them write space settings.  They had to remember to use exciting adjectives, interesting sentence starters and conjunctions to extend their sentences.

In History,  the children have learnt all about Neil Armstrong and the lunar landings.  The time machine delivered an extract from Neil Armstrong’s diary and the children then thought about the other ways we could find out about the first man on the moon.  Funnily enough, my mum and dad were tidying up their loft this week and came across some old newspaper articles of the lunar landings.  They emailed them to school for the children to see!

moon

In Maths this week we have been learning about money.  We have been adding amounts together, working out how much we can buy with a certain amount and we also learnt how to give change from a certain amount.  Here is a game you can play at home to help support your child.

money

We were very impressed with the quality of the Learning Log homework.  The children have obviously spent a lot of time researching the 1960s.  Well done everyone!

Spellings for this coming week are: ‘o’ sounding like ‘u’ e.g. mother, brother etc.  and the long ea grapheme e.g. cream, steam

Tricky words this week are: saw, there, their and busy

Many thanks for your continued support with your child’s learning.

The Year 2 Team.

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This Week in Year 2

26/01/2016 at 10:38 AM

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The children have made a fantastic start to the week!

This week in Maths, we are busy learning about measures and will be covering length (cm, m and km), capacity (ml, l) and weight (g, kg).  The children will be undertaking lots of practical activities as well as solving problems and comparing lengths, weights and capacities.

In literacy, we are continuing our work on reports and information texts.  The children will be writing their own report on the 1960s.   In Grammar, the children are continuing their work on apostrophes.

Spelling this week is looking at adding a suffix to a verb where you have to double the last letter (if the short vowel comes next to the letter – exceptions are if the word ends in x e.g. mix).  We are also recapping alternative ways of spelling ir, er, ur.

We continue to have daily Guided Reading sessions but please remember that your child is free to change their home reading book at the beginning or the end of the day.

Many thanks for your continued support with your child’s learning.

Mrs Loveridge  and Miss Cuthbert

 

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2C’s Trip to York

22/01/2016 at 4:35 PM

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We had a great time at York yesterday. The children were very well behaved and they seemed to enjoy our 1960s workshop. They particularly seemed to enjoy the dressing up and they also spontaneously began dancing on a number of occasions. Later, we visited the Victorian street scene and the children particularly enjoyed being locked up in the police cell!

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2L’s Trip to Castle Museum York

20/01/2016 at 6:35 PM

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We had a ‘groovy’ time today on our trip to the Castle Museum.  We were very proud of the children’s participation in the workshop and of their behaviour throughout the day.  The children had a great time this morning learning about how people lived in the 1960s: we listened to music, dressed up in ‘fab’ 60s outfits, learnt about the Lunar Landing and learnt about how lived their day-to-day lives.  In the afternoon, we visited the old Victorian street.  The children loved exploring and learning about the old Victorian shops and houses.  Here are just a few snap shots of the day:

 

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This week in Year 2

18/01/2016 at 7:49 PM

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In Year 2 this week we are learning more about fractions.  The children are finding thirds of numbers, lengths and objects by using dividing circles and the bar method.  Can your child show you these strategies?  The children are also solving real life problems such as

Amy has 27 pets in her pet shop. One third of the pets are dogs and two thirds are cats.

How many dogs does she have?

How many cats does she have?

In mental maths the children are learning to count in the three times table.  Here is a song which can help :

3 x table

In Literacy, the children are continuing their work on non-fiction texts.  They have written some great paragraphs of what TV was like in the 1960s.  Here are the clips we watched in class to help inspire our writing:

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Just a brief reminder that the Year 2 trip to York Castle Museum is this week.  Thank you to all parents who have returned the permission slip and monetary contribution.  2L will be going on Wednesday and 2C are going on Thursday.  It is going to prove to be a great trip and we are really looking forward to the 1960s workshop.

Thank you to all the parents who continue to support us by reading with their children at home.  Your child does read to the teacher or LSA twice a week in school, but hearing your child read at home has proven benefits in the progress they make.

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