15/03/2019 at 1:28 PM
This week we have been getting to grips with understanding fractions. We have learned some new fractions including 1/3 and 3/4.
Here we are sorting images into those that show 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3.
Here we are finding 1/2, 1/4 3/4 and 1/3 of a tower of cubes.
In English, we read a story about a baby Lemur who had been taken from his home in Madagascar.
The children produced some lovely writing from the point of view of the lemur in the story, comparing his feelings from the beginning of the story to the end.
In topic this week, we discussed what it was like in Kenya. We sorted photographs of Kenya into urban and rural, discussing the human and physical features. We were quite surprised that there were cities in Kenya!
Next week, we are really looking forward to our visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Please remember that children need to wear their uniform, warm coats and suitable footwear for walking around outside. The children also need a packed lunch in a rucksack as they will need to carry this around with them.
08/03/2019 at 1:08 PM
It’s been a very exciting day today and everyone looked wonderful dressed as their favourite book characters. Thank you so much for all your efforts! We started the day with a special assembly then read and performed the story ‘The Ugly Five’ by Julia Donaldson. This afternoon, children enjoyed watching a performance from staff at The Rainbow Factory. Here are a few pictures:
Earlier in the week, we went on a journey to Africa (in the classroom!) We got our passports ready and looked at our world maps to track our journey from the UK to Kenya in East Africa. We then found out lots of facts about Africa. Did you know that The Nile river in Africa, is the longest river in the world?
In art this week, we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art. We created our own Tingatinga art through painting and printing.
Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
In English this week we have planned and started to write our own Tinga Tinga stories. We look forward to reading the finished stories next week! In Maths we have started to learn about fractions. We have learned that fractions are equal parts and have looked at the fractions 1/2 and 1/4 so far.
01/03/2019 at 1:43 PM
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.
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!
15/02/2019 at 1:46 PM
In English this week we used a film clip about imaginary planets to inspire our writing.
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.
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.
08/02/2019 at 1:48 PM
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!
01/02/2019 at 1:48 PM
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.