Farsley Farfield Year 2

Reception visit our Learning Games Arcade.

13/06/2013 at 8:54 PM

What a brilliant afternoon we had today! Thank you to Reception and all their staff for visiting our arcade this afternoon. We really enjoyed explaining how the games worked and helping you play them. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

2LS visited our Learning Games Arcade.

13/06/2013 at 8:31 PM

We had lots of fun when 2LS came and played our games. We listened to their feedback about the games and have tried to improve them using their suggestions. We also had a brilliant time going to their class and playing their fantastic games. Thank you 2LS visiting our arcade and for letting us come to see yours too. We hope you enjoy this video of you playing in 2F and us visiting your classroom too.

Making our Cardboard Arcade!

08/06/2013 at 5:49 PM

Inspired by Caine’s Arcade we designed our own games. We decided to design our games so that they would be fun to play but would also help us stretch our brains and learn at the same time! Some of us chose to work independently, while others worked in pairs or in groups of three, helping each other. We gathered together lots of empty boxes and packaging and began to build our games. Outside in the brilliant sunshine we painted our games. In ICT we have designed signs to go on our games and this coming week we will complete the games by sticking on the labels and instructions and making the tickets. Now we just need some people to come and play the games! Please send us a comment if you would like to play our arcade games!

Maths in the sunshine!

08/06/2013 at 5:42 PM

We have done all our Maths outside this week in the glorious sunshine. We set up circuits of Maths activities and each team worked their way round the games challenging themselves and helping each other. We took numicon out and created symmetrical pictures. We took metre sticks out and measured the length and width of the KS1 playground. We used the new markings on the playground to give us hoops for playing a game with bean bags, scoring hundreds, tens and units. As we hopped on the hopscotch we counted in jumps of 2s, 5s and 10s and then challenged each other to count in different steps. We used sand timers and pedometers to see how many steps we could do in 1 and 3 minutes. It was so brilliant to be able to practise all our learning, enjoying the sunshine and our wonderful playground.

Enjoy this video of us playing all the different games!

Our Learning Journey together continues….

01/06/2013 at 2:10 PM

I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday and finding out about what you have all been doing this week. I’ve been busy thinking about where our Learning Journey will take us over the next few weeks.

We will be thinking about ‘Changes’, preparing for the exciting move you will make from KS1 to KS2. This Half Term you will get  some opportunities to play in the KS2 playground and on their field. We will explore the building at the North Side and the grounds together and will get to spend some time in the Year 3 classrooms.

We are going on a trip to Skipton Castle soon and we will be learning all about ‘Castles’, their design, how they were built, who lived in them and what it must have been like. You can click on some of the ‘castle’ links at the side of the page to begin to find out information. Later this half term we will enjoy some stories about the mythical creatures that used to live in castles! DRAGONS!

Continuing with the work we have done on our ‘Fantastic Elastic Brain,’ we will be stretching our ‘imagination’ and will be designing our own games and ‘LEARNING ARCADE!‘ Watch this short video about a boy called Caine, who made a cardboard Arcade and imagine what we could build together!

Caine was asked to list the things he had learned through creating his Arcade. He wrote his ideas on a bag when he was flying to France to talk about his achievements. Look at the one he has underlined and circled!

He wrote – 1. Be nice to customers.  2. Do a business that is fun.  3. DO NOT GIVE UP!  4.Start with what you know.  5. Use recycled stuff.

Here is the Learning calendar for June. I’m really excited about the next part of our Learning Adventure together and I know that everyone will be using 10++ effort in everything they do.

Celebrating Success.

01/06/2013 at 8:54 AM

On the last afternoon before we broke up for our Half Term break we had a very special afternoon, celebrating everyone’s successes and talents. Everyone designed their own special Gold Medals and then in our Golden Circle Time we gave them all out. We shared with each other our talents, successes and the things we felt proud of. Together we clapped, cheered and enjoyed special ‘Gold’ biscuits!

25 children have achieved their Gold Mathletics awards! An amazing achievement because it requires 20 weeks of practise, with over a 1000 points being scored each week. We have mounted the certificates on gold card and have proudly displayed them in class as well as taking one home. We had many other reasons to celebrate, we talked about the importance of being good friends and working hard in all that we do. Polly showed us her trophy that she had been awarded at ballet for being the most improved student; we were all very proud of her.