Farsley Farfield Year 2

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TV clips from the 1960s and 70s.

29/01/2014 at 6:08 AM

At our museum we have displayed a QR code that visitors can scan with the iPads. The QR code will bring them to the blog so that they can look at the work we have already posted here about the 1960s and 70s but we thought it would be fun to also show a few clips of TV programs from this time.

Here is a clip from Blue Peter in the 1960s starring the Daleks from Dr. Who. You can see that the program was in black and white and the quality is not very good. Colour TV was not invented until 1967 and then it was BBC 2 which first showed programs in colour while the other two channels were still black  and white!

At the museum you will see that we have a fabulous collection of toys which are vehicles from the popular shows of the 1960s and 70s. Toys such as the vehicles from Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90, all programs written by Gerry Anderson and made using puppets. These programs are still popular today. Here is the beginning of an episode of Thunderbirds from 1967, one of the first children’s programs in colour.

In 1969 Neil Armstrong was the 1st man to walk on the moon and in this video you hear him say the famous words, “One small step for (a) man and one giant step for mankind.” Today we have more computer power in our mobile phone than they had in the whole space ship!

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2F’s Groovy 1960s and 70s Museum.

27/01/2014 at 8:45 PM

This Wednesday (January 29th) we will be opening our classroom up as ‘2F’s Groovy 1960s and 70s Museum!

Parents will be able to come in for a sneak preview before school starts and then we will open the doors early at the end of the day, (3.00pm) so that they can come in and find out more. During the day we will have visits from children in Reception, year 3, 5 and 6!

We will also open the Museum again on Friday afternoon for 1GJ and at the end of the day (3.00pm) for parents and families to get another chance to view it.

The children have learned lots of facts about the 1960s and 70s and we have some wonderful artefacts for you to see. Come and see toys, records, games, clothes and books from this groovy era. Listen to music being played on a record player and even sniff ‘Old Spice,’ the scent which men wore then. We can show you how to hand jive and twist and sing a Beatles song for you!

Watch these videos to hear some of the amazing facts we will share with you and to see some of the artefacts we have.
Our Top Facts about the 1960s and 70s.

Some of our artefacts.

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Singing and dancing from the 60s.

23/01/2014 at 6:12 AM

In PE we have been learning to twist and hand jive. We have watched some clips of dances from the 60s and the children have chosen moves that they thought looked good, so together we have put a sequence of moves together and have begun to practise them. Enjoy the video and come to our Museum next week to get a demonstration and have a go yourself!

In music the children have enjoyed learning a famous Beatles song from the 1960s. Here they are performing ‘She Loves You!’

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Symmetry and Co-ordinates.

18/01/2014 at 1:22 PM

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Here are some links to sites about Symmetry and Coordinates, which we will be learning about next week in Maths.(click on the pictures to link)

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Pop Art

18/01/2014 at 11:07 AM

We found out about Andy Warhol and looked at some of his Pop Art pictures and learned that he wanted people to see beauty in everything around them and that he wanted to make art colourful, more fun and less serious. Using an app on the ipad called Cameras we were able to pretend that we were using a Polaroid Camera from 1965 to take photos of each other. The children even had to waft their iPads as if they were drying the picture and could see how the picture would have developed.

We then used an app called Pop Art Me to turn our photograph into a Pop Art masterpiece in the style of Andy Warhol! Saving is not straightforward on the app do we screen captured the image and then opened it up in iPhoto. In iPhoto the children learned how to crop an image. Having done all that, they then repeated the process to make a Pop Art picture of their partner. Having made two masterpieces the children then opened Pic Collage, which the children are now getting quite confident at using and created a Pop Art Poster.

Pop Art Me also has an online widget which you might enjoy using at home. Click on the image below for the link.

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The Art Club also made a handprint Pop Art picture and then they helped to show the rest of the class how to create the picture. We had seen how Andy Warhol repeated images in his work, so the children drew round their hands and ct them out 4 times. We looked at his use of colours and the children selected bright and contrasting colours for the hands and background. Hand prints were used as we had learned that Andy Warhol used printing methods to make his repeated images.

We watched this video to help us find out more about Andy Warhol.

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Maths for Breakfast.

18/01/2014 at 10:11 AM

We have had lots of fun estimating how much a bowl of cereal weighs and then carefully weighing the cereal in grams. We estimated how much milk went on a bowl of cereal and then used the measuring jugs and cylinders to find out how many millilitres we actually used. The children then ate the cereal and measured the milk left. We used rulers to explore the height and width of the different boxes. Everyone filled in a voting slip about their favourite cereals and the children used this information to create tally charts and bar charts. On the final day of our project  we weighed all the cereal we had left over and then the children enjoyed some cereal together. We then worked out how much cereal we had left at the end of the project. We’ve learned a lot about measuring and the different units we use.

I’m sure the children have been exploring the weight, length and capacity of items at home to complete their Learning Log tasks.

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Be amazing!

15/01/2014 at 7:14 PM

Our SEAL theme this half term is ‘Going for Goals.’ We have all thought again about the jobs we would like to do when we grow up and how being the best we can be at school, everyday, is really important. Everyone thought about steps they could take to help them reach their goals and we put the steps on our our target bees.

If you click on the bees in the spiral, the picture enlarges so that you can read the words on the bee. Enjoy the music too, we sang it together in assembly.
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Amazing Gymnastics!

15/01/2014 at 4:12 AM

The children have been learning gymnastics with Mrs Loveridge. They have learned about balances, rolls and jumps and have put together their own sequences of moves with a partner. Mrs Loveridge recorded these videos so you can see  how much the children have learned and how well they have worked with their partners.

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Maths for Breakfast!

11/01/2014 at 6:30 AM

Did you know that Kelloggs Variety pack was launched in 1963!
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In our Maths lessons we did all voted on our favourite cereal from the Variety Pack and we are making tally charts and bar charts using the voting slips. We are also using the cereal to help us learn all about measures.

Did you know that the biggest Cornflake box weighs 1kg? We have estimating how much we think a bowl of cereal weighs and then pouring it into the weighing scales and weighing them in grams. Other children have been estimating how many millilitres of milk they pour on their cereal and then pouring it into a measuring jug to find out. Then they pour the milk on, eat the cereal and estimate how much milk is left in the bowl! This they then pour into the measure jug and measure too. Other groups have used the cereal boxes to become experts at using rulers and measuring in centimetres. When we have finished our ‘Maths for Breakfast’ project we will be having a class breakfast, we will weigh all the cereal and see how much the class can eat together! Can you estimate how much that will be?

In ICT the children used the ipads to photograph the work they had done in Maths and have made some great posters about measuring and data handling.


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Twisting and hand-jiving in PE!

10/01/2014 at 6:23 AM

As part of our topic on the 1960s and 70s we have been looking at the dances from the 1960s in PE. The children had a lot of fun learning to twist and hand-jive! Here are the links to some of the music we used, I know the children were keen to practise their dance moves at home! I am sure you will enjoy watching them and will want to get up and join in with them.
Please, if you have any photos or memorabilia from the 1960s or 70s could you let your child bring it in to show. We are all fascinated by the things that have stayed the same or similar, like the cereals and sweets and the things that have changes a lot, like television, computers and telephones.

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In Music with Mrs Loveridge the children have also enjoyed learning some of the songs from the 1960s, like ‘Yellow Submarine’ and they also listened to music from artists such as the ‘Beatles.’

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Going for Goals in 2014.

02/01/2014 at 9:22 AM

The new SEAL theme for this half term is ‘Going for Goals.’

Following our Farsley Farfield Learning Code encourages us to always be the best we can be. By learning about ‘Being a Great Learner,’ we know the importance of practise, learning from our mistakes and never giving up.

What we will be thinking about is what we would like to achieve by following the code.

What is your ambition? What do you dream of achieving or doing? Everyone has different aims, but we can all support  and encourage each other.

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In our assembly we will look at the life of a young girl from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai. Her ambition is to become a doctor and to achieve that she knows she needs to learn at school. Her determination to go to school, in a part of the world where girls are not encouraged to go to school, resulted in her being shot. She survived and now she is even more determined to help other girls get an education.

Watch this film (from 20seconds) and think about her determination to achieve her dream.

Here is a poster to remind you of the final words in the video about Malala.


We will also look at this video which reminds us that to achieve our goals we need to keep going and take one step at a time.

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How much?

02/01/2014 at 8:57 AM

How much does it weigh? How long is it? How much is in there? We are going to be asking questions like this and we will need to learn all about measure to answer them!

We are going to look at breakfast, as it is the meal that fuels our brain up and gets us ready to learn. How much cereal is in your bowl? How much milk is on your cereal? We will ask lots of questions and find out the answers by measuring in grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres and in millimetres, centimetres and metres! We will use rulers, weighing scales and measuring jugs to answer different questions.

Here are some links to games that will help you learn all about measures.

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