Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Tales from Africa!

01/03/2019 at 1:43 PM

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This week we have enjoyed watching, reviewing and discussing some  Tinga Tinga Tales stories. Children have started to think about the structure of these stories. We have written descriptions of the characters at the beginning and the end of the stories to compare and have looked at the sequence of the stories when writing a retell.

If you have time this weekend, please watch some more Tinga Tinga episodes. We will be planning and writing our own stories next week and this would help the children with their ideas!

Next Friday we will be celebrating World Book Day. We will be continuing the theme of African stories so the staff will be dressing up as African animals! Children are welcome to come dressed as their favourite book character or they may wish to be African animals like us!

This morning, we have all logged onto Spelling Shed, a new website we have subscribed to. The children have practised some of the games and know how to navigate the site.

The user name and password is the same as their mathletics login.

https://www.spellingshed.com/

In maths this week, we have completed our shape topic. Children should now be able to sort and describe 2D and 3D shapes. Next week we move onto learning about fractions.

In geography this week, we have been looking at maps to locate the continents and oceans of the world. We have also looked at where Farsley is and have discussed the terms human and physical features. We will continue to use this terminology when we start to look at Africa.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed learning about invasion games with Maggie from PE Partners. The children practised a variety of different passing skills as well as enjoying some fun games!

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A busy final week in Year 2!

15/02/2019 at 1:46 PM

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In English this week we used a film clip about imaginary planets to inspire our writing.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sci—fi-shed.html

We decided to create our own strange planets and created some fantastic art work. We then used these to write a description and a diary entry.

In Maths this week, we have continued our learning about shapes. We have been drawing 2D shapes and identifying lines of symmetry. We have also been looking at the properties of 3D shapes and have learned the correct terminology – faces, edges and vertices.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-sorting

Can you find any 2D shapes or 3D shapes at home?

We will continue our shape topic after the half term break.

In topic this week, we have enjoyed listening to and appraising songs by The Beatles. Here we are playing along with instruments!

We have loved learning about the 1960s and it has been great to see how much the children have enjoyed and engaged with this topic. Next half term we are learning about Africa. We hope they enjoy this just as much!

 

Important dates and reminders for next half term:

World Book day Friday 8th March

Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Wednesday 20th March

Parents Evenings- 26th/27th March

Please log in to ParentPay to make your World Book Day contribution and for the trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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An adventure on the moon!

08/02/2019 at 1:48 PM

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This week’s learning started with an exciting journey to the moon! We built a rocket, packed our things and blasted off. Then when we were on the moon, we explored in lots of different ways. We took photographs, collected rock samples, zoomed around on our moon buggies and tinkered with our rockets. We met a very sad alien whose spaceship had crash landed and was now stranded. We did our best to help him get back to his planet by fixing his spaceship. Finally we got back in our rockets and blasted off back to Earth!

We were so impressed with the children and their fantastic imaginations!

2LA’s moon adventure:

2LO’s Moon adventure:

 

The children used the drama as a stimulus for writing their own moon adventure stories. They are brilliant!

In maths this week, we have been learning about 2D shapes. Children have learned the names of common 2D shapes and have described them using sides and vertices.

In history this week, we learned about the life and dreams of Martin Luther King. Children wrote their own speeches to say what they would change about the world. They showed that they were excellent citizens thinking about tackling pollution, homelessness and war.

We finished our Andy Warhol inspired portraits:

Today we welcome Jodi from Skipping School back to Farfield. She taught us some basic skipping skills including the double bounce and face to face skipping. At the end we all played run, jump, out with the long rope. We will continue to work on these skills in our PE lessons, then will see Jodi for another session after Easter. The top tips we learned were: arms wide at the side and click jump!

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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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