Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Friday 5th June

04/06/2020 at 5:12 PM


Good morning everyone. Home learning packs for the next 2 weeks are now available to collect from school.

See below for activities for today:

  • Maths lesson 4- odd and even numbers.
  • English- bog baby hunt activity
  • Art- create a bog baby
  • Wild life Trust Challenge information- see packs for print outs.


Lesson 4 – odd and even numbers

Watch the video then answer the questions on the worksheet in your pack.

There are further resources on bbc bitesize: Please click on the link to see another video and 3 activities.


Can you create your own bog baby? What will your bog baby look like? Will it have wings and a tail? Maybe it will have tentacles or antennae? Will it be soft and squishy or have a hard exterior? Bog babies can look different to each other but remember, they live in boggy ponds so must have features that makes them suited to their environment!

You will need:

  • clay or play dough (recipe here)
  • sticks, twigs, grass and other natural materials.
  1. Make your bog baby’s body using the clay or play dough.
  2. Add features using any natural materials you can find.
Here are some of the bog babies we made in school last year.


Note for parents: You may want to do the art activity before completing today’s English lesson. Perhaps the bog baby might be hiding somewhere??

We would like you to go on a bog baby hunt! http://jeannewillis.com/BogText1.html

Read these instructions: http://jeannewillis.com/BogText2.html

Have you found one? Where did you find it? What does it look like? How did it move? What did it do? Did it make a sound? can you work out what it likes to eat?

Record all of your observations on the bog baby study sheet in your pack:

Next week we will be spending the whole week writing a report about our bog baby. This study sheet will need to be completed first.

30 days Wild


We have signed up to a challenge from the Wildlife Trust called 30 Days Wild. In your pack you have been given a calendar to record your random acts of wildness. There is a chart with 30 wild activities to try. For some of them, we will provide more detailed guidance and ideas. We have 30 school days left to do this (6 weeks x 5 days) so should complete all the challenges by the end of the year!

Photos from home

Samiya on her bike.
Shailen’s bee
Shailen’s description

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Wednesday 3rd June

02/06/2020 at 7:16 PM


Good morning everyone. We hope you have enjoyed the home learning so far this week. Has everybody listened to The Bog Baby story? Make sure you do this if you haven’t already.

Here are some activities for Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Maths lesson 3 – grouping
  • Maths extra challenge lesson – division with remainders. This is not a white rose maths lesson.
  • English- letter writing
  • Geography- compass points
  • PE- Golf Rolling game

lesson 3- Grouping

Extra challenge Lesson: Division with Remainders.

https://nrich.maths.org/2358 Click on this link to a fun problem solving activity.

Note for adults:
If children know that 2 × 2 =4 and 2 × 3= 6, can they explain that making pairs of socks from 5 identical socks will give 2 pairs and one sock will be left?

In your pack, there should be some division with remainders challenges:


We hope you enjoyed listening to the Bog Baby story. Thank you to those of you who have sent in your setting descriptions.

Today we would like you to start by improving these short, boring sentences. How could you make them more interesting?

We have received a letter. Please read it carefully:

Make notes or discuss what the professor needs to know, using your knowledge of the story.

Your next writing task is to write a reply to Professor Bigglesworth.

Here is an example:

Dear Professor Bigglesworth,

Thank you for your letter. I am pleased to be able to tell you that the creature you have found is called a bog baby.

A bog baby needs very special care. Ideally it should live in the wild in the woods. They love swimming and thrive in boggy ponds. They eat flies and other small insects that live in this habitat. They like to sleep in cool, damp places such as under fallen leaves. You can tell that a bog baby is happy when he sucks his toes and when he jumps up and down.

Bog babies hate to be put in small spaces. They do not like to eat human food like sandwiches or spaghetti. Do not give him cake crumbs as this will make him really poorly. If he turns pale and his wings droop, he may not survive. Has this already happened?

You need to return the bog baby to his home in the woods as soon as possible so that he can survive. I hope this helps and that the bog baby is healthy.

Yours Sincerely,
Year 2.


Learning Objective: use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Do you know the four compass points? Maybe you know a rhyme to remember them?

Naughty Elephants Squirt Water

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Task 1: Can you give directions to someone using N,S,E W?

Perhaps you could set out some cones or markers and follow some instructions like on the sheet attached:

Task 2: try this activity or create a similar one of your own on a grid.


Have a go at the activity below:

Photos from home

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Monday 1st June

31/05/2020 at 6:44 PM


Good morning everyone. We hope you have had an enjoyable half term break.

This half term our topic is based on habitats, mini-beasts and maps. We hope to do lots of outdoor learning and art too!

See below for some activities to work through over the next two days.

  • Maths lesson 1- 10 x table
  • Maths lesson 2- sharing
  • English Tasks- listen to the story, collect ideas and create a setting description
  • Reading and Spelling tasks can be completed at any time during the week.
  • Science lesson- work through the powerpoint and complete the suggested activities.


This week we will continue with our revision on multiplication and division. The worksheets and other resources needed are in your last pack. Remember, you can always check on BBC bitesize daily lessons for additional videos and resources to match the White Rose Maths lessons.

Lesson 1- 10 x table

Start by counting in 10s from 0 forwards and backwards.

Can children answer questions such as ‘What is 2 x 10?’

Can children count in 10s from any number? e.g. 6, 16, 26, 36 etc. When counting in tens, the ones digit always stays the same!

Watch the video and complete the worksheet in your pack. (Answers below).

Lesson 2 – sharing

It would be really useful for children to have some opportunities for practical sharing to support this lesson. Children could use their favourite toys or any small objects to create their own sharing stories.

e.g. There are 12 shells and 3 mermaids. How many shells do they each get if they share them equally?

Can children record number sentences to match?

Watch the video and complete the worksheet.


This week starts with a focus on the story ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. This story is about a magical creature that is found in the woods and taken from its habitat.

You can listen to the story here:

The children took the bog baby out of its habitat. What is its habitat like?

Task 1: Think of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe bluebell woods. Look at the picture carefully to look at all the features: bridge, blossom tree, pond, plants, flowers, trees.

One way to add detail to a setting description is by including prepositions.

Task 2: Write a detailed description of bluebell wood.

Here is an example:

Have you ever heard of the magical, dazzling place that is called Bluebell Woods? In the springtime, you can see a beautiful carpet of bluebells covering the ground. The ground is soft and squelchy beneath your boots.
There is a wonderful, mysterious pond and if you look closely you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a very rare and unusual creature called a bog baby. There are pretty blossom trees surrounding the pond and tall silver birch trees towering over the pond making a lovely shady spot.
There is an old, knobbly tree trunk leaning over the boggy pond.
If you want to fish in the pond, you can stand on the creaky, wooden bridge that goes across it.

Weekly Reading Tasks


This week we will be revising homophone spellings:

You will need to practise writing these in sentences and choosing the correct spelling of each one.

Watch this fun video and join in the moves! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/43210996

You could also look through the following slides.


Living things and their habitats: Living, dead or never alive.

Look through the slides below.

You could also watch the videos on this bbc bitesize lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82

Complete the two activities attached. If you are not able to print them out, just complete the activity straight into your book.

You could also go on a nature walk or look outside in the garden and around the house. Can you make a list, draw pictures or take photos of things that are alive, dead or never been alive?

We are looking forward to seeing your work this week. Please keep emailing teachers with your work and photos to show us what you have been doing. As always, if you need any help or guidance or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Friday 22nd May

21/05/2020 at 6:56 PM


Good morning everyone. Well done to all of you who made a box of chocolates this week. We have been so impressed with what you have produced- your finished products are definitely appealing!

This will be the final blog until Monday 1st June. Thank you all for your support and hard work this half term. We would like to wish you all a relaxing half term break.

Here are a few activities for today:


Lesson 5- 3 x tables and multiplication reasoning

You should have already completed the 4 White Rose Maths lessons for this week. Below are some further activities and questions to work through. Please check in your pack for any 3 x table activities.

Multiplication Reasoning: Think of a story and ask a question. Can you think of your own multiplication stories?

What do you know about times tables? Can you answer the following and similar questions?

Today we would like you to learn, practise and apply the 3 x table.

There are some activities in your pack to work through for the 3 x table. (See below)


Today we have received a letter from Mr Willy Wonka himself! Please read it….

Here is the recipe!!

Now it’s your turn to write the instructions for your own fizzy lifting drink!

Writing frame for extra support attached if needed:


Here is a funny story to read at home. Winnie and Wilbur are in lockdown too!

Photos from home

Photos from school

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Wednesday 20th May

19/05/2020 at 6:08 PM


Good morning everyone. Here are some activities for Wednesday and Thursday plus some other activities that you may want to try. There are lots of amazing photos to see too!


Do you know your times tables? Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. You can answer questions on TTRockstars to learn the facts or play games like hit the button. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

White Rose Maths Lesson 3- The 2 times Table

White Rose Maths Lesson 4- the 5 x table


Watch Mrs Lace making a smoothie:

Now we would like you to have a go at making your own smoothie. As you are making it, think about each instruction. How will you make your recipe clear for someone else to follow?

Watch this video now. It shows how important it is to listen to instructions!


If you aren’t able to make your own smoothie, don’t worry, you can write the instructions using Mrs Lace’s recipe. There is a writing frame in your packs if you need to use it.

Look at the recipe in your chocolate factory booklets for how to set it out. Can you include an introduction and something to try next time as well as your ingredients list and step by step instructions?

We can’t wait to see your recipes!

Reading Challenges


This week’s spellings: words ending -al

Can you make 3 lists of words. Words ending el, words ending le and words ending al?

Other activities to try

  • PE this week

Message from Mrs Wilson

Thank you to all those children who are completing the range of tasks on Purple Mash. I have been really impressed with the Fair Trade posters I’ve seen and they have encouraged me to shop for more Fair Trade products. Lots of you have tried the coding games so I have set a new one for you to try and there is also a fun activity for you to design some new chocolates for Wonka’s factory. I know that lots of you have been reading whilst at home so I have added a book review task. Write a review of a book you have recently enjoyed. I will read the reviews and then share some of your recommendations on the blog. I really enjoy reading your messages and recordings when you hand your work in and I always make sure to reply. Keep safe and keep smiling.

Photos from home

Lockdown Chocolate Factory at home:

Photos from school

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Monday 18th May

17/05/2020 at 5:47 PM


Good morning everyone! Thank you again for everyone’s efforts in continuing with the home learning activities.

We are looking forward to seeing you all this week via google meet. Please refer to your emails for this week’s schedule and activities.


This week we start a new topic on multiplication and division. Please refer back to your home learning book for calculation guidance.

This is mostly revision but there may be some new strategies and question types to look at in the White Rose Maths lessons.

Lesson 1 looks at using the x symbol. All children should be familiar with this symbol and will understand it as meaning ‘lots of’ or ‘groups of’. How many different ways can children represent a given multiplication? See below

Please watch the video and complete the questions on the worksheet from your pack.

Lesson 2 is using arrays. Can you find any real life arrays at home?


This week we will be reading, writing and following instructions in our English lessons as well as through our Lockdown Chocolate Factory project.

Start by watching this video about instructions. Can you remember how to create a command sentence using bossy (imperative) verbs? You may want to create a list of imperative verbs….


There are also some videos to watch on bbc bitesize which may support children’s understanding of the features of instructions.


There are no written tasks for today because we would like you to start work on your Lockdown Chocolate Factory Project over the next few days.

Lockdown Chocolate Factory

Learning Objective: to design appealing products for themselves and others based on design criteria

We would like children to design and make a box of chocolates. There are 2 parts to the project: designing and making the chocolates and designing and making the box. These could be completed on two separate days. Ideally, children will need to create their chocolates first.

You should have a booklet in your pack which you can use to complete all your chocolate factory activities. Have you got your ingredients ready?

Task 1: Investigating flavour combinations/Tasting!

What flavour chocolates do you like?

Collect together some tiny pieces of each of your ingredients. Put different ingredients together to try. Which ingredients do you like together?

Complete Task 1 in your booklet.

Task 2- Designing your chocolates

Here are some from last year in school. Which ones look most appealing? You can see that as well as putting ingredients inside their chocolates, children thought carefully about how they wanted them to look. Some have sprinkles, chocolate drizzle or chopped fruit on the top!

Once you have decided which flavours you like, decide which chocolates you would like to make. There is space in the booklet for 3 different types of chocolate.

Complete Task 2 in your booklet.

Making your chocolates

Watch this video about how chocolates are made:


Read the recipe in your booklet and get busy!

If you haven’t got mini cases like the ones in the picture, you could use full sized bun cases or perhaps use a mould like an ice cube tray?

Task 3- designing your box

Complete Task 3 in your booklet and make your box using the template provided.

Task 4- Menu Card

You may also want to make a menu card to go with your box of chocolates.

Have a look at the descriptions of the chocolates on the menu card below. Which words and phrases do you like? How would you describe your chocolates?

We liked these phrases:

Complete Task 4 in your booklet

When you have completed all the tasks and your box of chocolates is ready, it is important to evaluate your product.

Complete Task 5 in your booklet

We really hope you enjoy this project and would love to see your final products. Please send in your photos via email.

Photo Gallery:

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