Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Friday 15th May

14/05/2020 at 5:24 PM


Good morning everyone. There will be a new pack ready for you to collect this morning with resources for next week and the week beg 1st June. Next week we look forward to maths revision on multiplication and division and writing instructions in English. We also hope you will be able to join us in the Year 2 Lockdown Chocolate Factory project. Have you got your ingredients ready? (See previous blog post)

Today we have a maths lesson, English lesson and science investigation to try. Have a lovely day and a great weekend!


Today we finish our block of revision on Addition and Subtraction with lesson 4- Bonds to 100. You could also complete any of the other addition and subtraction resources that we sent home in the last pack. You can watch the video here:


Can you use your senses to describe chocolate? Start by thinking of words and phrases to describe how chocolate looks, tastes, smells and feels. Can you think of any similes eg. as smooth as silk or alliteration e.g. delicious, dreamy, delectable.

Here are some examples:

Here is a word bank to help you:

Task: To write your own poem about chocolate using your senses.

Try and structure your poem using this writing frame:

Chocolate smells


Chocolate looks


Chocolate feels


Chocolate tastes




Science Fizzy Fun!

To continue with our fizzy theme, we thought you might like to find out more about what is happening when something is fizzy! Watch the video and click on the link for more ideas.


Children being busy at school:

Children being busy at home:

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Wednesday 13th May

12/05/2020 at 4:55 PM


Good morning Year 2.

Please find activities below for Wednesday and Thursday:


The next two maths lessons are lessons 2 and 3 on White Rose Maths: Add 2-digit numbers and Subtract 2-digit numbers. Please refer to the calculation guidance given in your home learning books. Class teachers are talking through strategies for subtraction this week on google meet which should support the second lesson.

Both of the white rose lessons introduce formal column methods for addition and subtraction. We have not taught this at school yet. Some children may be ready for this if they have a secure understanding of using tens and ones. If children are finding this confusing, please just work through similar examples using the methods we have taught, outlined in the calculation guidance.

The worksheets to match these lessons are in your packs. Further activities can be found on the bbc bitesize daily lessons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1


Here are the answer sheets!


Task 1: By now you should have written the beginning and build up to your fizzy lifting drink stories. Today we will write the problem, resolution and ending.

Look back at your plan. What is the problem in your story? Do you fly to high and can’t get down? Do you hit or crash into something?

Here is an example:

I started to float towards the swirling puffs of white clouds. “How exciting this is!” I thought to myself. After a while, I started to enjoy myself twirling, spinning, soaring and somersaulting. I felt as free as a bird drifting and floating above the world.
After a while, I realised that I was slowly drifting higher and higher towards the sun. No matter what I did, I was unable to get down. I felt terrified… I had to get down!

The resolution is how the problem is solved. How do you get down?

Suddenly, I felt the bubbles start to rise up inside me and just then I let out an enormous burp!
Slowly, slowly I started to glide back down to Earth.

Try not to rush your ending. Think about how you can link it back to the beginning. What will you do with the fizzy lifting drink now?

Before long, I had landed back on the same golden, sandy beach where I had found the mysterious bottle. I still had the ancient potion in my hand. Quickly, I reburied the rest of the golden fizzy lifting drink in a deep, deep hole where no-one else would ever find it. Or would they?

Task 2: For the rest of the week, we would like you to read and perform some poems. You may have time to write some of your own!

Start by watching Michael Rosen perform his poem ‘Chocolate Cake’.

How does he entertain the audience?

We would like you to learn one of the poems below (or you can choose your own) and perform it to your family. Will you add actions? How will you use your voice?


Brazilian artist Romero Britto is famous for creating bold, bright modern images. Here is some of his artwork. Do you like it? How would you describe his style?

He uses thick, black lines to create the main images then fills the remaining spaces with colourful patterns. Here is a tulip image in the style of Romero Britto:

Can you make a similar picture? Draw a simple tulip image and repeat across the page. Then split the foreground and background into sections using straight lines. Colour in each section using bright colours and using patterns such as stripes, dots and swirls. Don’t forget to use a thick black pen to create the outlines.

Other activities to keep you busy!

  • PE activity:

Forward planning: Next week we would like you to design and make a box of chocolates (All instructions will be on the blog and in your next pack). If possible, please can you put some ingredients on your shopping list this week. White chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, mini bun cases (if you can find them) dried fruits such as raisins or apricots, crispy cereal, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, biscuits. Basically anything that you would enjoy smothered in chocolate!!!

We will also be making a healthy smoothie- add bananas, frozen/fresh berries and milk or juice to your shopping basket too if you would like to join in!

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Monday 11th May

10/05/2020 at 4:19 PM


Good Morning Year 2! We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

This week we will be continuing our maths revision on addition and subtraction and we will be writing our flying stories in English. There will be lots of other activities too to keep you all busy!


We would like you to do Week 3 Lesson 4 on White Rose Maths- Add and subtract 1s. You will find the accompanying worksheet in your pack. There are additional resources, videos and games on bbc bitesize daily lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vm6v4


The next lesson is Week 4 lesson 1. Adding and subtracting tens. Watch the video then complete the worksheet in your packs. For further resources click on the next link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbypscw



Last week we asked you to plan a fizzy lifting drink flying story. Please look at the previous blog for further information.

Today we would like you start to write your story. Start by reading through your plan:

You should be ready now to write the beginning of your story. Here is an example. The beginning of the story should set the scene. Where are you? Who are you with? What are you doing? How do you find the fizzy lifting drink?

One hot, sunny day I was at the beach with my family. I was having a lovely time building a sandcastle when suddenly my spade hit something
buried in the sand.
“What’s that? ” I wondered to myself. I quickly dug at the soft, golden sand and to my surprise I pulled out an mysterious glass bottle. The bottle was a bluey-green colour. It had an ancient handwritten label stuck on the front and it had an old, brown cork stuck in the top. I couldn’t quite make out what the label said as it was so dusty from the sand. As I carefully wiped the label clean, it revealed the words: Fizzy Lifting Drink.
“How strange!” I thought, “I wonder what a fizzy lifting drink is?”

Now you have a go at writing the beginning of your story. Here are some sentence starters to help:

One sunny day
After a while
When I
Just then

Next you can write the build up part of your story. This should include starting to fly. Here is an example:

Slowly and carefully I pulled the old cork out of the bottle with a pop! The golden liquid inside started to fizz up to the top so I quickly put my mouth over the top and started to drink the golden liquid. It had a strange, peculiar taste – a bit like apples and strawberries. As the bubbles hit my tummy, I could feel them popping and fizzing. Suddenly, I felt very strange and light headed. At that moment, my feet started to lift off the ground and I started to hover and float in the air.

Remember to add lots of detail to describe how you feel. You should try to use all of your senses too. What does the drink look like? smell like? taste like?

Lucy’s In Lockdown

This is a brilliant ebook that you may wish to share with your children. It is a story that explores how children might feel during the current lock-down and explains that it is natural to have negative feelings. It helps children understand that many other people are feeling the same way.


In science this week, we would like you to investigate which chocolate would be best to build Prince Pondicherry’s chocolate palace from: plain chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate? You may want to watch the video again from last week which talks about how each type of chocolate is made.

Here is a work sheet if you wish to record your investigation.


The spelling pattern and rule the children are learning this week are words with the suffixes ness and ment. The children are going to learn that when adding ness to a word ending in y, the y changes into an i.

Here is an activity to help you practise this week’s spellings:

Reading Challenges

Photos from school:

Photos from home:

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Wednesday 6th May

05/05/2020 at 5:00 PM


Good morning everyone! This is the last blog for this week. We hope you enjoy a lovely relaxing day with your families on Friday. Let’s hope the sun shines!

Here are some activities for Wednesday and Thursday:


We have noticed that the White Rose Maths videos are now available on the bbc bitesize daily lessons website. There is extra guidance and further sheets to download! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Lesson 3 – Estimation. (There is not a White Rose Maths worksheet or video for this lesson)

What is an estimation?

We made estimations when we were measuring lengths. It is a sensible guess. In this lesson we are going make an estimation to check that answers to a calculation are correct. For example: I know that 25 + 23 will be less than 50 because I know 25+25 = 50.

Have a look through the powerpoint attached. Work through each question.

Now have a go at the estimation questions in your pack. They look like this:

WRM Lesson 3 – Related Facts


Watch the video and answer the questions on the worksheets. Children will use facts they already know to derive new facts.

We are not setting any more maths this week due to the bank holiday on Friday, although you could do the next White Rose Maths lesson if you wish. Make sure that you have done the length and height assessment in your packs too.

Next week, we will carry on with more addition and subtraction revision.


Watch the video for the story Some Dogs Do by Jes Alborough.

How is this story like the fizzy lifting scene from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Film?

Today we are going to plan our own story about flying.

Task 1: Use your story mountain planning sheet from your pack to plan your own story. Use the questions below to help you plan each part.

Other ideas for activities to try:

  • Have a go at following a recipe for your favourite treat. This is a great chocolate chip cookie recipe:
  • Try this jumping activity for PE this week:

Science/Purple Mash

Please remember to keep checking purple mash for further activities from Mrs Wilson. Remember you can record your plant diary on here too:

VE Day

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. If you would like to find out more about this significant historical event, see the links below:



Many of us would have been celebrating this event with street parties and putting up decorations. You may wish to make some bunting to display in your window to mark the occasion and honour the men and women of WW2:


Some photos of learning at home:

Being busy at school:

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Monday 4th May

03/05/2020 at 5:35 PM


Hi Everyone! We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Hopefully, you will now have your packs from school with printed resources to support the home learning activities we will be putting onto the blog.

Thank you again for those of you who were able to join us on Google Meet last week. This week, the meets will be more of a lesson rather than a chat with a focus on strategies for written addition and subtraction. Please join a meeting at the times specified by class teachers via email.


This week’s maths topic is Addition and Subtraction. This is mostly a revision of the work we did in the autumn term. Please refer to the calculation guidance sheets in your home learning books for an explanation of written methods already taught for addition and subtraction of two 2-digit numbers. If children haven’t already had a go at the examples given, they may wish to do these this week. We will go through some examples during our Google meets.

Lesson 1 Fact Families- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/


This White Rose Maths lesson is a revision lesson on Fact Families. Children will need to apply their understanding of known addition and subtraction facts within 20 to identify all the related facts.

Further questions to try:

Lesson 2– Compare Number Sentences


This White Rose Maths Lesson is a revision on comparing number sentences. Children will need to understand the symbols = < > .

The symbol = means equal to. Children need to recognise that both sides of the = sign need to equal the same. It doesn’t just mean ‘makes’ or ‘the answer’!


20 = 18 + 2

10 + 10 = 18 + 2

20 = 22-2

If both sides are not equal we can use < or > to show which is greater/less than.


This week we will be developing our story writing skills. We will be writing in past tense so it is important that children can spell different regular and irregular past tense verbs. You could use this game to practise: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/pastTensePenguin.html Remember to use your free login: March20 password: home

In the 1971 film, Charlie and Grandpa Joe drink some of Mr Wonka’s fizzy lifting drink. Watch the film clip if you can- there are some on youtube if you can get them to open!

The fizzy lifting drink makes them fly. At first they feel a bit nervous and worried but after a while they start to enjoy it. They do somersaults in the air and zoom around. Then they realise that they are flying too high. They become scared because they are going to hit the fan! Just then Charlie burps! This makes him start to float gently back down to the ground. They are both glad when their feet touch the floor!

Think of words and phrases associated with flying:


The spelling pattern and rule the children are learning this week are words with these spelling patterns: OR sound. Spelt ‘a’ before -l and -ll and ‘ar’ after w-

Talk through the slides:

You could make lists of words for each pattern. Use the examples on the powerpoint plus the ones in the table. Can you find any others?

Reading Challenges

Topic Challenge for this week

We would like to you to find out how chocolate is made.

Here are some video clips to watch:

What have you learned? Maybe you could create a flow chart using pictures to show this?

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Friday 1st May

30/04/2020 at 5:25 PM


Hi everyone! Here are a few activities to keep you busy today!


Problem Solving Today’s lesson includes a range of different problems to solve. Watch the video and complete the worksheet to match.


You could also have a go at this quiz:

We have also attached the end of block assessment which completes the work on length and height. (There will be a copy of this in your new packs).


Today we would like you to write a character description for Veruca Salt.

Task 1: Think of as many words and phrases as you can to describe her. Think about how she looks and behaves.

Here are a few you might have thought of: spoilt, bossy, rude, pretty, has tantrums when she doesn’t get her own way.

Read the following description. What makes this a good character description? Look at the going for green and going for gold further down the page.

Task 2: Now use your ideas to write a character description.


Have you managed to plant your marigold seeds? Have you noticed anything yet?

Record your observations for each of the pots. You could draw a picture or take photographs.

What happens if your seeds don’t get any sunlight or water?

You may enjoy reading the Plants for Dinner ebook on oxford owl. Remember you need to create a free log in first: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26361.html

Or you could create your own plant using the sheet attached.

Some photos from school this week:

Some photos from home:

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