21/09/2018 at 12:13 PM
Yesterday we had a lovely time at the medical museum, learning all about Florence Nightingale. The children took part in a workshop where they learned all about Florence’s life and work. They enjoyed a number of activities including sorting objects into those that would be found in the dirty hospital before Florence arrived, and those that would be found in a clean hospital. They also used a timeline to find out about things that Florence would have known about and things that she wouldn’t; this really helped them to understand chronology. They loved dressing up as porters and nurses and were very enthusiastic about cleaning Scutari hospital and looking after the wounded soldiers! We spend the rest of the day exploring the galleries, learning more about being healthy. A big thank you to our parent helpers.
Here are some photos of our day:
18/09/2018 at 4:17 PM
What a brilliant day we have had today learning about Florence Nightingale’s life and about how she changed the face of nursing. The children were brilliant: well behaved, polite and very enthusiastic to learn!
First, we explored the gallery and learnt some interesting facts about the human body – most children liked learning about how their food was digested the most!
After lunch, we learnt how Florence Nightingale changed nursing by cleaning up the hospitals. We had to look closely at, and sort lots of different artefacts into whether we thought they belonged in hospitals before or after Florence Nightingale arrived in Scutari Hospital. There were lots of very stinky smells from the dirty hospitals!
Finally we pretended to visit Scutari Hospital in Turkey. The boys were porters and the girls were nurses. When we were at Scutari Hospital, we had to scrub the walls, clean the bandages and nurse the wounded soldiers.
14/09/2018 at 1:24 PM
This week in Year 2, we started our new topic “Be Healthy”. We talked about what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy. We thought about what we typically eat and drink in a day and if we choose ‘5 a day’. We are sending home a learning log today: How do you keep healthy?
In English this week we have been using our senses to help us generate vocabulary for poetry. We particularly enjoyed using our senses to write a poem about different fruits! Can you guess which fruit we thought was sour?!
We have also started reading the story ‘The Twits’ as a class. In today’s English lesson, we used adjectives in a list poem about what is in Mr Twit’s beard. We also introduced the term possessive apostrophe.
This week in maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. We used part whole models to show how to partition a number into tens and ones.
We have thought about different ways to partition numbers. For example:
36 = 30 + 6
36 = 20 + 16
36 = 10 + 26
We used this activity in class today to practise partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones.
- Please ensure that you have a full PE kit every Monday and Wednesday (2LO) and Tuesday and Wednesday( 2LA).
- Reading books can be changed any day. Please aim to be changing books at least twice a week.
Don’t forget it’s our Thackray Medical Museum trip next week.
2Lo- Tuesday 18th September
2La- Thursday 20th September
Please come in school uniform as normal. Don’t forget a packed lunch.
We will be starting some artwork next week and would like you to bring in any spare collage materials you may have at home. in particular, we would like tin foil, sponges, sponge cloths, wool and bubble wrap.
07/09/2018 at 2:50 PM
Welcome to Year 2!
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to these. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers.
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
We enjoyed playing some games in PE.
In English we wrote letters to our class travelling bears telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job!
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.
24/07/2018 at 3:55 PM
What a fantastic year we have had!
The children have worked so hard and grown up so much this year. All the staff are very proud of their achievements.
Yesterday, we celebrated 50 years of Farsley Farfield Infants School with a special assembly and then some activities. We played some maths games using the number 50, then completed a circuit of 50 second exercises in P.E.
We all gave Mr Little three cheers to say thank you for some fantastic P.E lessons and events in Year 2 this year. We will miss you!
Times Tables Rock Stars
We have sent home login details for a new online maths programme to support children’s times tables recall. It would be great if you could practise these over the holidays.
Today, we enjoyed the Leaver’s Assembly. It was great to celebrate the whole year and look back at all the wonderful special events and memories. The children’s highlights included skipping, Skelton Grange, Thackray Medical Museum and Florence Nightingale, the 1960’s workshop, Africa topic and World Maths day.
All the staff would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to parents and carers for their support this year and to the children for working so hard. We will miss you! Thank you so much for all the thoughtful gifts and kind words. It is much appreciated!
Have a lovely summer!
The Year 2 team.
20/07/2018 at 1:01 PM
We have enjoyed finishing our Bee books this week. We have written about how bees make honey, why bees are important and added a recipe for making honey biscuits. Finally we completed the contents, index and glossary!
We really enjoyed making the honey biscuits; they were a real success! We hope that you can follow the recipe and enjoy making these at home too.honey biscuits recipe
We have been consolidating children’s understanding of time over the last few weeks. Children have been introduced to digital time to prepare them for further learning in Year 3. Some of us are still finding this tricky!
Thank you to Year 3 staff and children for organising a lovely picnic yesterday. For those of you who missed out, here are some photos!