Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Numberetti! What’s the biggest number you can make?

22/05/2013 at 8:31 PM

What a brilliant team challenge! Each team had a tin of ‘Numberetti’ and the challenge to find the total of the pasta digits in their tin. We discussed how to do the challenge and decided to sort the pasta first. Each team worked quickly and the pasta was sorted, grouped into 5’s and then counted. With the information recorded the teams worked in pairs to make block graphs and one pair in each team began the calculations. We remembered that zero multiplied by any number equalled zero, so that was an easy sum, but other calculations we much trickier! Finally we found out that the Fantastic Friend’s tin had the biggest total – 1074!

We then looked at this You tube video and found out a different way to solve the problem!

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Trip to Blackhill Woods.

20/05/2013 at 4:50 PM

All KS1 went on two double decker buses to Blackhill Woods. We had a wonderful day out together. The children in 2F went on a walk with compasses and maps first and had to find a series of clues to help them eventually find some treasure.  Then we spent some time looking for minibeasts. A variety of worms, beetles, ants, spiders and slugs were found! After that it was time for a rest and our picnic together.

In the afternoon the children enjoyed taking each other on a blindfold story walk. In pairs, one child wore a blindfold while the other child guided them along, holding on to a string tied between trees. As they walked they made up a story for the child with the blind fold to listen to. We had some amazing stories about dinosaurs, fairies, princesses and queens! Finally the children got to make some clay creatures and then designed homes for them.

It was a brilliant day!

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Nocturnal Animals.

19/05/2013 at 7:10 PM

We have been learning lots of interesting facts about some of the Nocturnal Animals that live in the United Kingdom. When we had learned about the owl, fox, bat and hedgehog we also enjoyed making clay models of the owls. We painted these with stunning metallic paints and then the Art Club members used the paints to paint lots of different nocturnal animals. They then also helped all the children in class with more paintings of the night creatures.

The soundtrack to the Animoto is a song we all enjoyed singing about Nocturnal Animals!

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Make you own ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire Game!’

15/05/2013 at 5:57 AM

Here is the link http://www.superteachertools.com/millionaire/editgame.php

If you make a game, ask you parents to email me the web address it gives for the game when you have completed it so that I can post your game for you. Remember to check it carefully!

Here’s a link to a Maths game. millionaire

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What is the biggest number you can make?

11/05/2013 at 9:15 AM


Next weeks Maths puzzle is going to be based on Numberetti! What’s the biggest number you can make?

If you have any ideas before we do the challenge together, post them as comments!


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Brainstorming bats.

11/05/2013 at 9:11 AM


What facts do you know about Bats? Use the links to Nocturnal Animal websites at the side of the page to find out more and then post your fact on the Padlet below. If it difficult to view the Padlet on the blog – click HERE to link directly to it.

Here are some more links for information about bats. bats4kids.       kidszone Bats.

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Echolocation Song!

11/05/2013 at 9:04 AM

Here is the song about ‘Echolocation!’ (click for more information)


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Nocturnal animals on Spelling City.

11/05/2013 at 8:52 AM

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Click on the link above to play some games with spelling about Nocturnal Animals.

If you would like a real challenge click HERE for Nocturnal WOW words.

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Are you a nocturnal animal expert yet? UPDATED!

11/05/2013 at 8:32 AM

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If you played this game and got to $500,000 and then lost it all, even though you gave the right answer! Apologies! I had not selected any of the answers but hopefully I have learned from my mistake and have corrected it now! 

Click on the image above to play the ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire game.’ All the questions are about nocturnal animals.

Think of some more questions and post them as comments so that we can make another game together.


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Fascinating Fox Facts!

09/05/2013 at 7:54 PM

Friday is going to be fascinating fox facts finding day! Add the facts you find to the Padlet board below.

If it doesn’t show up properly on your computer click HERE for the link.

This link has some fascinating facts and pictures of foxes.

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Bollywood Dancing.

09/05/2013 at 7:39 PM

As part of our India topic we have all been learning a Bollywood Dance to music from the famous Bollywood film ‘Om Shanti Om.’

We all enjoyed learning the different moves and have been practising in our PE lessons.

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Share the facts that you know about Hedgehogs.

09/05/2013 at 8:34 AM

Post the facts that you know, and when I’ve checked your posting it will appear on the wall. If it is hard to view the Padlet page on your blog screen then click here for the page link.
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Owl Facts.

08/05/2013 at 6:29 AM

Share the facts that you know about owls and learn the facts that your friends have discovered. If it difficult to view the |Padlet board on the blog page click here to see the full Padlet page.

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One grain of rice.

07/05/2013 at 8:20 PM

Today in Maths we looked at this beautiful Indian story about a clever girl called Rani.rice

She gathers up the rice falling from a basket and returns it to the Raja.

The Raja promised to give her one grain of rice on the 1st day, and then every day for 30 days he will double the number of grains from the day before. We tried to estimate how many grains of rice she would receive on the 30th day, but none of us realised quite how high the number would be! We know that puzzles can be tricky and this one certainly challenged us all but we didn’t worry. If we felt we were stuck we just practised our doubling strategies for a while and then came back to the problem.

Today some of us managed to get as far as the 15th day and we are still working on the puzzle. How far can you get? Post a comment to let us know!

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Thank you, Deeva.

05/05/2013 at 8:29 AM


We had a wonderful walk down Farsley Town Street as part of our topic work comparing life in Farsley with life in the Himachal Pradesh region of India. The sun shone and we enjoyed looking at all the different buildings and thinking about how different the town of Kangra looked in the photographs we had seen in class. The highlight of our outing was a visit to Deeva, the Indian Resaurant, where we asked the owner, Joe, our questions. We learned lots of interesting facts about India from him.

After lunch we all shared some delicious food that had been cooked for us by the chefs at Deeva.







In our Maths lesson we found which food everyone had liked best and made a tally chart and block graph and used them to answer some questions about the information.









In Literacy and ICT we wrote thank you letters to Joe at Deeva. Click on the ebook below to see some of our  work.
Thank you letters to Deeva.

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