Farsley Farfield Year 2

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World Maths Day – Tuesday October 13th

02/10/2015 at 5:42 AM


Together, we count and make a difference.

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Together the children in the School Council have helped to organise a fabulous day of events to help us ‘Be Great Learners’ and also ‘Be Good Citizens.’ Here is a brief outline of the day…

On Tuesday 14th October, everyone at Farsley Farfield Primary School will be taking part in a very special day. Together we will be using a book called 365 Penguins to inspire Maths activities in every class. Dress up as a penguin, or in black and white for the day!

While this story is about 365 penguins who leave their home because it is in danger and seek to find a new place to live together, we will also be thinking about the millions of children and their families who are leaving Syria to try and find a safe place to live. Together, we will be raising funds for Unicef to help the plight of Syrian refugees.

Here is a video produced by Unicef about the life of a Syrian child refugee.

Numbers help us to do so many things, but look at these numbers and think about what they tell you…



As well as doing lots of penguin themed maths activities, all the children from Years 2-6 will be taking part in the Mathletics World Maths Day challenges. School will open early for Breakfast Mathletics and the after school Mathletics clubs, attended by over 100 children, will run on until teatime! On the World Maths Day challenges, children can earn Unicef points, which Mathletics and 3P learning will turn into money donated towards Unicef and their ‘School-in-a-box’ project.

Children will also have their own sponsorship forms and can choose to collect sponsors for their weeks score on Mathletics. This money will all go to Unicef to help them with their work supporting Syrian refugee families.

We have also set up a Just Giving page, so donations can be brought into school, or brought in by your penguins!

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 05.29.53 Click to link to FFPS JustGiving page.

At the end of the day, there will be a family event, watching ‘Happy Feet.’

A letter will be going home, along with a sponsorship form for children in Years 2-6. A copy will also be embedded here soon.

It’s going to be a brilliant day! We’ll be stretching our brains and challenging ourselves, while raising money for Unicef and Syrian refugees together.

Be great learner +Be good citizen=World maths day_1



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2C visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

01/10/2015 at 4:58 PM


Today was 2C’s turn to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and again we had a fabulous day. The mist lifted as we made our way down the field and looked at different Henry Moore statues. Again, the children sat and carefully drew their own interpretation of the Poppy:Wave sculpture. After our lunches they enjoyed looking at the Octopus and the Night and Day mosaic sculptures by Marialuisa Tadei.


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2F’s trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

30/09/2015 at 7:56 PM


What an amazing day we have all had together at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We went to the park to see some of the sculptures by Henry Moore and also to see the Poppies:Wave sculpture by the artist Paul Cummin and the designer, Tom Piper. The children all sat on the edge of the lake and sketched the poppy sculpture and added colour using water colour pencils. Members of the public stopped to chat with the children about their work and commented on how the children were really concentrating on their pictures. Tomorrow we are going to continue with the pictures and add water to turn the pencil colour into paint.

Here is the leaflet about the Poppies :Wave at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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We were able to enjoy our picnic in the sunshine, before visiting some more sculptures. I wonder what was your favourite? Tomorrow 2C are going to the park and it is forecast to be another beautiful day.

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The Dot takes over the dining room!

27/09/2015 at 7:04 AM




Art work inspired by the wonderful book, ‘The Dot,’ by Peter Reynolds is now on display in the North Dining Hall. The pictures have been created by children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We hope that each day when we see the pictures, they will remind us of the message in the story; to know that when things seem impossible, we just need to make a start. To know that we can help each other achieve and to know that each one of us, with practise and determination can achieve. Most of all, I hope it makes you smile and want to get creative!



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Another busy week…

27/09/2015 at 6:57 AM


In addition to all our baking and visiting our trees, we have continued our work on place value and enjoyed problem solving using a fabulous book, called ‘One is a snail and ten is a crab!’  Ask your child what it was all about! Can they explain how we made numbers like 5,7 and 9?

The Mathletics Club started on Tuesday and we have over 30 children attending the club. If your child doesn’t attend the club, we do have a few more spaces as we work in the dining hall and can use the iPads as well as all the laptops and computers. We are delighted to have over 100 children across school, now attending Mathletics Clubs. On Friday 2F managed to get onto the Top 50 classes in the UK Leader-board and went up to number 9. This leader-board is based on the average points for the class over the week, so it requires everyone in the class to do their best, so well done to you all.

Pareen also managed to get to number 10 on the Top Students in the UK Leader-board. This board works on the children’s daily totals and not their weekly total.

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Our Mathlete of the week achieved over 4,000 points and here she is proudly holding the trophy. Well done!



Spelling / Handwriting homework was sent home last week. Please support your child in learning to write numbers as words. In handwriting we have been focusing on the size of letters, particularly making sure that tall letters, like b,d,f,h,k,and l are tall and that t is slightly shorter, with it’s cross in line with other lower case letters.

Here are 2F’s Special Mentions. Everyone in class has really been working hard, but these children have been showing a Growth Mindset, by persevering and challenging themselves to work independently. Well done.

Pictures from 2C will be added very soon.

Finally, we have been working on designing a logo for Mrs Gilhooley to use on her jars of Farsley Farfield Honey. Here are some of the 2F designs. I think it’s going to be a very difficult decision, deciding on which to use!

Next week 2F go to Yorkshire Sculpture park on Wednesday and 2C go on Thursday. Much of the trip will be outdoors, so please ensure your child has good working shoes or boots and is warmly dressed. ( not school uniform ) Many thanks to the parents who have volunteered to support us on the trip. Mrs Cuthbert and I visited the park yesterday to do the final risk assessment and plan out route, so we know what an amazing time you will have…

Learning Logs are due back next Tuesday.

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27/09/2015 at 6:22 AM


In year 1 the children adopted some trees and visited them through out the year, observing the changes in each season. In year 2 we will continue to visit these trees and each class has adopted another 3 trees.

Here are the children in 2C with their trees when they were in 1S.

Here the children are with their trees and their newly adopted trees in 2C.

Here are the children in 2F with their trees when they were in 1GJ, last November.

Now see us with our trees and our newly adopted trees.

Can you spot the changes? Can you identify our new trees?

In 2F we printed out pictures of our trees over the year, taken in 1GJ and also the pictures from our latest visit. With a partner we put the pictures in order, thinking about the clues to the changing seasons. We were very proud of our finished posters.

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