Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Monday 1st June

31/05/2020 at 6:44 PM

Good morning everyone. We hope you have had an enjoyable half term break.

This half term our topic is based on habitats, mini-beasts and maps. We hope to do lots of outdoor learning and art too!

See below for some activities to work through over the next two days.

  • Maths lesson 1- 10 x table
  • Maths lesson 2- sharing
  • English Tasks- listen to the story, collect ideas and create a setting description
  • Reading and Spelling tasks can be completed at any time during the week.
  • Science lesson- work through the powerpoint and complete the suggested activities.


This week we will continue with our revision on multiplication and division. The worksheets and other resources needed are in your last pack. Remember, you can always check on BBC bitesize daily lessons for additional videos and resources to match the White Rose Maths lessons.

Lesson 1- 10 x table

Start by counting in 10s from 0 forwards and backwards.

Can children answer questions such as ‘What is 2 x 10?’

Can children count in 10s from any number? e.g. 6, 16, 26, 36 etc. When counting in tens, the ones digit always stays the same!

Watch the video and complete the worksheet in your pack. (Answers below).

Lesson 2 – sharing

It would be really useful for children to have some opportunities for practical sharing to support this lesson. Children could use their favourite toys or any small objects to create their own sharing stories.

e.g. There are 12 shells and 3 mermaids. How many shells do they each get if they share them equally?

Can children record number sentences to match?

Watch the video and complete the worksheet.


This week starts with a focus on the story ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. This story is about a magical creature that is found in the woods and taken from its habitat.

You can listen to the story here:

The children took the bog baby out of its habitat. What is its habitat like?

Task 1: Think of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe bluebell woods. Look at the picture carefully to look at all the features: bridge, blossom tree, pond, plants, flowers, trees.

One way to add detail to a setting description is by including prepositions.

Task 2: Write a detailed description of bluebell wood.

Here is an example:

Have you ever heard of the magical, dazzling place that is called Bluebell Woods? In the springtime, you can see a beautiful carpet of bluebells covering the ground. The ground is soft and squelchy beneath your boots.
There is a wonderful, mysterious pond and if you look closely you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a very rare and unusual creature called a bog baby. There are pretty blossom trees surrounding the pond and tall silver birch trees towering over the pond making a lovely shady spot.
There is an old, knobbly tree trunk leaning over the boggy pond.
If you want to fish in the pond, you can stand on the creaky, wooden bridge that goes across it.

Weekly Reading Tasks


This week we will be revising homophone spellings:

You will need to practise writing these in sentences and choosing the correct spelling of each one.

Watch this fun video and join in the moves! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/43210996

You could also look through the following slides.


Living things and their habitats: Living, dead or never alive.

Look through the slides below.

You could also watch the videos on this bbc bitesize lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82

Complete the two activities attached. If you are not able to print them out, just complete the activity straight into your book.

You could also go on a nature walk or look outside in the garden and around the house. Can you make a list, draw pictures or take photos of things that are alive, dead or never been alive?

We are looking forward to seeing your work this week. Please keep emailing teachers with your work and photos to show us what you have been doing. As always, if you need any help or guidance or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Friday 22nd May

21/05/2020 at 6:56 PM

Good morning everyone. Well done to all of you who made a box of chocolates this week. We have been so impressed with what you have produced- your finished products are definitely appealing!

This will be the final blog until Monday 1st June. Thank you all for your support and hard work this half term. We would like to wish you all a relaxing half term break.

Here are a few activities for today:


Lesson 5- 3 x tables and multiplication reasoning

You should have already completed the 4 White Rose Maths lessons for this week. Below are some further activities and questions to work through. Please check in your pack for any 3 x table activities.

Multiplication Reasoning: Think of a story and ask a question. Can you think of your own multiplication stories?

What do you know about times tables? Can you answer the following and similar questions?

Today we would like you to learn, practise and apply the 3 x table.

There are some activities in your pack to work through for the 3 x table. (See below)


Today we have received a letter from Mr Willy Wonka himself! Please read it….

Here is the recipe!!

Now it’s your turn to write the instructions for your own fizzy lifting drink!

Writing frame for extra support attached if needed:


Here is a funny story to read at home. Winnie and Wilbur are in lockdown too!

Photos from home

Photos from school

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Wednesday 20th May

19/05/2020 at 6:08 PM

Good morning everyone. Here are some activities for Wednesday and Thursday plus some other activities that you may want to try. There are lots of amazing photos to see too!


Do you know your times tables? Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. You can answer questions on TTRockstars to learn the facts or play games like hit the button. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

White Rose Maths Lesson 3- The 2 times Table

White Rose Maths Lesson 4- the 5 x table


Watch Mrs Lace making a smoothie:

Now we would like you to have a go at making your own smoothie. As you are making it, think about each instruction. How will you make your recipe clear for someone else to follow?

Watch this video now. It shows how important it is to listen to instructions!


If you aren’t able to make your own smoothie, don’t worry, you can write the instructions using Mrs Lace’s recipe. There is a writing frame in your packs if you need to use it.

Look at the recipe in your chocolate factory booklets for how to set it out. Can you include an introduction and something to try next time as well as your ingredients list and step by step instructions?

We can’t wait to see your recipes!

Reading Challenges


This week’s spellings: words ending -al

Can you make 3 lists of words. Words ending el, words ending le and words ending al?

Other activities to try

  • PE this week

Message from Mrs Wilson

Thank you to all those children who are completing the range of tasks on Purple Mash. I have been really impressed with the Fair Trade posters I’ve seen and they have encouraged me to shop for more Fair Trade products. Lots of you have tried the coding games so I have set a new one for you to try and there is also a fun activity for you to design some new chocolates for Wonka’s factory. I know that lots of you have been reading whilst at home so I have added a book review task. Write a review of a book you have recently enjoyed. I will read the reviews and then share some of your recommendations on the blog. I really enjoy reading your messages and recordings when you hand your work in and I always make sure to reply. Keep safe and keep smiling.

Photos from home

Lockdown Chocolate Factory at home:

Photos from school

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Monday 18th May

17/05/2020 at 5:47 PM

Good morning everyone! Thank you again for everyone’s efforts in continuing with the home learning activities.

We are looking forward to seeing you all this week via google meet. Please refer to your emails for this week’s schedule and activities.


This week we start a new topic on multiplication and division. Please refer back to your home learning book for calculation guidance.

This is mostly revision but there may be some new strategies and question types to look at in the White Rose Maths lessons.

Lesson 1 looks at using the x symbol. All children should be familiar with this symbol and will understand it as meaning ‘lots of’ or ‘groups of’. How many different ways can children represent a given multiplication? See below

Please watch the video and complete the questions on the worksheet from your pack.

Lesson 2 is using arrays. Can you find any real life arrays at home?


This week we will be reading, writing and following instructions in our English lessons as well as through our Lockdown Chocolate Factory project.

Start by watching this video about instructions. Can you remember how to create a command sentence using bossy (imperative) verbs? You may want to create a list of imperative verbs….


There are also some videos to watch on bbc bitesize which may support children’s understanding of the features of instructions.


There are no written tasks for today because we would like you to start work on your Lockdown Chocolate Factory Project over the next few days.

Lockdown Chocolate Factory

Learning Objective: to design appealing products for themselves and others based on design criteria

We would like children to design and make a box of chocolates. There are 2 parts to the project: designing and making the chocolates and designing and making the box. These could be completed on two separate days. Ideally, children will need to create their chocolates first.

You should have a booklet in your pack which you can use to complete all your chocolate factory activities. Have you got your ingredients ready?

Task 1: Investigating flavour combinations/Tasting!

What flavour chocolates do you like?

Collect together some tiny pieces of each of your ingredients. Put different ingredients together to try. Which ingredients do you like together?

Complete Task 1 in your booklet.

Task 2- Designing your chocolates

Here are some from last year in school. Which ones look most appealing? You can see that as well as putting ingredients inside their chocolates, children thought carefully about how they wanted them to look. Some have sprinkles, chocolate drizzle or chopped fruit on the top!

Once you have decided which flavours you like, decide which chocolates you would like to make. There is space in the booklet for 3 different types of chocolate.

Complete Task 2 in your booklet.

Making your chocolates

Watch this video about how chocolates are made:


Read the recipe in your booklet and get busy!

If you haven’t got mini cases like the ones in the picture, you could use full sized bun cases or perhaps use a mould like an ice cube tray?

Task 3- designing your box

Complete Task 3 in your booklet and make your box using the template provided.

Task 4- Menu Card

You may also want to make a menu card to go with your box of chocolates.

Have a look at the descriptions of the chocolates on the menu card below. Which words and phrases do you like? How would you describe your chocolates?

We liked these phrases:

Complete Task 4 in your booklet

When you have completed all the tasks and your box of chocolates is ready, it is important to evaluate your product.

Complete Task 5 in your booklet

We really hope you enjoy this project and would love to see your final products. Please send in your photos via email.

Photo Gallery:

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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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