Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Monday 30th March

30/03/2020 at 7:29 AM

Good morning Year 2!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend at home. It still seems very quiet without you here and we miss you all. However, we do love reading the emails you have sent telling us what you have been up to at home, please keep them coming!

Below are some activities that we would like you to work on today and tomorrow.


Throughout this week in English, we are going to look at African animal poems. Can you guess what these animals are from the descriptions the poet uses?

Which was your favourite poem and why? Maybe you could perform your favourite poem to your family?


Think of an African animal and write down as many adjectives (describing words) as you can to describe your animal. Try to use words that describe what the animal looks like, how it moves, what sounds it might make or try to describe its characteristics. Can you think of words that start with the same sound (alliteration)? e.g. scary, scaly, skinny snake.


Writing Fractions

If you missed any of last week’s maths White Rose Maths has online lessons and activities.







In art we are going to paint some rainbow pictures to display outside school.

  1. First, draw your outline in pencil.
  2. Next, paint using rainbow colours.
  3. Finally, go over the pencil in thick black marker pen.


Please keep reading as much as you can. There are lots of ways you can read whilst at home.

  • Pick up your favourite book to read for enjoyment!
  • Read on bug club- everyone should have a new set of challenging reads. Email class teachers if you need this updating
  • Access reading comprehension materials in your SATs booklets. Also there is nothing to stop you downloading past papers now that we won’t be using them in school. We have already done the 2019 papers.
  • Sign up to the oxford owl website. This is free and has lots of useful ideas. There are free e-books to read on there (a bit like bug club) all linked to colour book bands/ages.


Thank you to everyone who has sent us emails of the children and their work. We have loved seeing what the children have been up to at home and it is so important that we stay in touch. Please keep sending us photos and updates. Here are our email addresses:

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Here are some photos of work that the children have sent in this week:

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Friday 27th March

27/03/2020 at 9:35 AM

Home Learning

Thank you to everyone who has been emailing us with their learning from home. Please continue to do this and we will share on the blog. Here a a few from this week:


Can you create a pic collage to show what you have learned about Africa?

PicCollage - Easy Photo Grid & Template Editor – Apps on Google Play

This is an App that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. The children are familiar with how to use it. Try adding some pictures from the web and then adding some text captions. You could then email these in to teachers and we can share them on the blog!


I hope you have been able to do some of the maths activities set. I know some people don’t have access to a printer so here are some ideas that you can do straight into your books.

Unit Fractions

  • Draw some shapes. You could draw around something if this helps.
  • Split the shape into equal parts. You could make 2, 3 or 4 equal parts.
  • Shade in 1 of the parts. Write the fraction you have shaded. e.g. 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4

Non-Unit Fractions

-Do the same as above but instead of shading just 1 part, shade more than 1 part to show 2/3 or 3/4

Some more maths to do!

Find 8 objects that you could use. If you have cubes at home or lego bricks, these would be perfect. How can we find 1/2 of 8? How can we find 1/4 of 8?

We can show fractions of numbers using a bar model, like the one above.

Can you make a bar model to show 1/2 and 1/4 of 12?

Challenge: How would you find 1/3 of 12?

Use the bar model below to help.

Purple Mash- message from Mrs Wilson

I have enjoyed looking at all the tasks the children have handed in from our Computing lessons over the last couple of weeks on Purple Mash. During the time your child is away from school I will regularly set more tasks. They just need to log into Purple Mash and then look at their 2Do’s. Some will have a hand in date and others will be left open for them to come back to.

Year 2 – Remember to save your progress when you exit and when you have completed a task you can hand it in. I would like it if you could add a comment about the work or about how you are getting on being away from school. I will look at your work and send comments back. I have set a pizza fractions maths game for you to have a go at this week. The tasks will vary, and I will give instructions about how to complete them where necessary.  I’ll make sure I set some tasks just for fun too! 

Enjoy Purple Mashing!

Mrs Wilson.

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Wednesday 25th March

25/03/2020 at 8:01 AM

Good morning everyone! We hope you are all safe and well and perhaps enjoying some of this lovely sunshine. We hope you have had chance to complete some of the activities we set on Monday. Here are a few more ideas to keep you going!


If you fancy being creative, try to create an African sunset silhouette! All you need is read and yellow paint to create the sunset. Once dry, draw on your foreground and some animals. Then colour in or paint in black!

Look at our blog from last year for ideas. http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/uncategorized/another-super-week-in-year-2-2/


Have you had a go at writing about Zebras? Maybe try writing about giraffes next…

Use this website for research: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/ten-giraffe-facts/

Here is an example: Can you spot the linking sentences? Once you have written one fact sentence, try to add more detail with another sentence that tells you more about the first fact.


Unit Fractions

When only 1 part of the whole is shaded such as the three fractions above, we call these unit fractions: 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 are all examples of these. The numerator is always 1.

Image result for numerator denominator unit fraction

Non-Unit Fractions

Non-Unit fractions are where the numerator is bigger than 1. 3/4 is an example of a non-unit fraction.

Use the bar model below to help you.

Hopefully, this week keep you going until Friday!

Stay safe everyone. Please send in any pictures of the children working from home. It seems very strange at school without everyone and we miss you all!

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Monday 23rd March

23/03/2020 at 12:12 PM

Good morning Year 2!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend at home. It seems very strange to be in school without you all today! We would like to keep you updated every few days via our blog so we can keep going with our learning and try to keep you busy. It would be great to see what you are doing at home too so please keep in touch with us by leaving a comment on the blog or via our email addresses.

[email protected]

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Maths this week

We are continuing our work on fractions. Last week we learned that fractions are equal parts and looked at the fractions 1/2 and 1/4. If you missed the lessons last week or would like a recap, you can log onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ There are 5 lessons on here with worksheets you can download. You may just want to watch the videos and have a go at the questions from your screen.

This week we will be learning about finding and recognising 1/3.

One third means 1 out of 3 equal parts.

Have a look at these questions:

Below there are two worksheets for finding a third. There is also a sheet with pictures to sort into 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3. Have fun!

Later in the week we will move onto finding fractions of an amount.

English this week

This week we are starting to write a non-chronological report about African animals.

Here is some information about zebras

Can you turn the notes into full sentences? e.g. Zebras live in the grasslands, savannahs, woodlands and mountains of Africa.

What else can you find out about Zebras?



  1. Read the facts on a zebra.
  2. Write zebra as a heading.
  3. Choose a fact and rewrite as a complete sentence.
  4. Check your sentence using the green and gold success criteria.
  5. Repeat for different facts to create a paragraph about your anim

Full sentences.
CL to start every sentence.
CL for proper nouns
FS to end every sentence.
Present tense
Some sentences joined with ‘and’ ‘so’

vary how sentences start
commas in lists
possessive apostrophes

You could choose another animal to research and write about too!


There are lots of ways you can read whilst at home.

  • Pick up your favourite book to read for enjoyment!
  • Read on bug club- everyone should have a new set of challenging reads. Email class teachers if you need this updating
  • Access reading comprehension materials in your SATs booklets. Also there is nothing to stop you downloading past papers now that we won’t be using them in school. We have already done the 2019 papers.
  • Sign up to the oxford owl website. This is free and has lots of useful ideas. There are free e-books to read on there (a bit like bug club) all linked to colour book bands/ages.



  • Joe Wicks is doing a 30 minute work out every morning on his you tube channel. This is a fun way to start the day.
  • Skipping- keep practising your speed bounce and double bounce. Can you master the side swing?

Please get in touch if you need any further clarification or guidance. We will add more on later in the week. Stay safe everyone.

The Year 2 Team

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African Animal Talk

20/03/2020 at 4:21 PM

We really enjoyed learning about African animals with Mr Dalton, who had spent time on an African game reserve in Namibia. He told us lots of amazing animal facts. We learned the differences between white and black rhinos. We also found out the names for groups of different animals e.g. a dazzle of zebras and a tower of giraffes. We also had a go a ‘pronking’ like a springbok!

Mr Dalton finished the session with a quiz where the children identified different African animals.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

20/03/2020 at 4:14 PM

We all had a fantastic time at Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday. The children learnt so much about the animals there and it was such an amazing experience to be able to see all the wonderful animals up close.

2LA’s highlights included:

  • seeing the joeys in the mummy wallabies’ pouches
  • finding out more about the animals at the park and their habitats
  • holding the giant African land snails and stroking the Madagascan hissing cockroach and bearded dragon.
  • watching the lazy lions
  • seeing the giraffes
  • having fun in the play area.

2LO’s highlights included:

  • Watching the cheeky lemurs being fed
  • Seeing the lions and polar bears
  • Watching the giraffes eating the delicious leaves
  • Meeting Spam the bearded dragon, Colin the Madagascan hissing cockroach and Sheldon the African land snail
  • Watching the beautiful giant river otters swim

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More about Africa… and 3D shape!

13/03/2020 at 1:18 PM


In English, we read a story about a baby Lemur who had been taken from his home in Madagascar.

The children produced some lovely writing from the point of view of the lemur in the story, comparing his feelings from the beginning of the story to the end.


In topic this week, we discussed what it was like in Kenya. We sorted photographs of Kenya into urban and rural, discussing the human and physical features. We were quite surprised that there were cities in Kenya!


In art, we finished our Tinga Tinga paintings. The children were so proud of their finished artwork!


In maths this week, we continued our learning about 3D shapes. The children used their knowledge of shape properties to describe and sort shapes.

Skipping Workshop

Today we took part in a skipping workshop with Leanne from Skipping School. We learned lots of skills that we will be practising for the rest of the year. If your child has a skipping rope at home that they would like to use at playtimes, please feel free to bring them in . (Clearly named.)

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Next Week!

Next week, we are really looking forward to our visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Please remember that children need to wear their uniform, warm coats and suitable footwear for walking around outside. The children also need a packed lunch in a rucksack as they will need to carry this around with them. Children must arrive at school for 8:15am so that we can get an early start!

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More Tinga Tinga, a trip to Africa and World Book Day!

06/03/2020 at 2:12 PM

World Book Day 2020!

Yesterday, we had a wonderful day becoming immersed in books! The children worked with all the KS1 teachers throughout the day:

We read ‘The Story Path’ with Mrs Loveridge then created their own story using props and objects.

We read ‘ An Incredible Journey’ with Mrs Lace. In this story, the characters use their imaginations to turn ordinary, boring things into something incredible. We then used our own imaginations to describe an everyday object.

In Mrs Galbraith’s class, we read ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’. This story is about a plastic bag who keeps being eaten by different animals on his journey across the sea. At the end of the story, a boy finds him and makes him into a kite! We then created our own characters using plastic packaging.

With Miss Pinnock we read a non-fiction book about plastic. We then created posters to encourage people to recycle.

We also met with our Reading Buddies to share our favourite books.

Thank you to everyone who sent in a ‘shelfie’, book review or completed the reading star challenge. It has been lovely looking at your ‘shelfie’ photos and they have really livened up our hall!


Earlier in the week, we went on a journey to Africa (in the classroom!) We got our passports ready and looked at our world maps to track our journey from the UK to Kenya in East Africa. We then found out lots of facts about Africa. Did you know that The Nile river in Africa, is the longest river in the world?


In art this week, we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art.   We created our own Tingatinga art through painting and printing.

Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

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