Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Wednesday 1st July

30/06/2020 at 6:49 PM

We hope you are having a good week so far. Are you a bee expert yet?


There is a great game to play online to practise reading scales: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

Lesson 3: measure mass in kilograms

There are other mass activities in your pack to complete. Feel free to complete these as you wish.

Lesson 4: compare volume

Find some different containers. How much water do you think each will hold? Which will hold the most/least? Fill up each container and pour into a measuring jug to find out?

Watch the video and complete the activities.

English- Bee book

Task 1: Labelling a bee

Label the bee and write an explanation about each part.

Task 2: Life cycle

Watch the video of a bee life cycle. Warning- it’s a bit gross!

Create your life cycle diagram. Then write an explanation of each of the four stages under headings.

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Monday 29th June

28/06/2020 at 10:53 AM

Good morning. We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Today we welcome many children back to school but we would like to reassure families at home that we will continue with home learning and support for you where needed. Please keep sending in your photos!

This next three weeks will concentrate on a mini topic all about bees. Children have been given a booklet in their packs that we will fill in over the next few weeks. There will be lots of information on the blogs to work from.

Maths this week will be mass and capacity. Have you got your measuring equipment ready?


Lesson 1: Compare Mass

In school we use balance scales to compare mass. Try this activity to understand the concept of equality:

Watch the video and complete the activity. (Apologies as the WRM worksheet was missed from your packs- don’t worry if you are unable to do this.)

Lesson 2: Measure mass in grams

Watch the video and complete the activities below:

Watch the video and complete activities. There are a number of supporting activities in your pack to choose from.

English- Bee Book

Task 1: Design a front cover.

Look at the books below. What features are on the front cover?

Our book is going to be about honey bees. What will you put on the front cover?

Task 2: Write an introduction page

Read the information on the powerpoint and watch the video:

We need to have an introduction at the start of a non- fiction book in order to introduce and tell people what the book is about. Look at this example. Make sure that your introduction is general not specific!!!



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Friday 26th June

25/06/2020 at 8:09 PM

Thank you for all of your hard work this week. Next week, lots of you will be in school but for those of you staying at home, please be reassured that we will continue with our home learning which will be in sync with the lessons taught at school.

There are some maths and English activities to try at home today. If you are coming back to school next week, there is some additional information which may help the children prepare.


Complete the position and direction assessment from your pack. There is also an additional statistics lesson below if you have time!

Copy and complete the missing number calculations in your book. Choose going for green or gold!

Look at the following information and answer the questions:

Complete the activities on the attached word document. This can be completed straight into your books.


Edit and improve your poem from yesterday and copy up in your neatest handwriting. You could add some illustrations too!

If you are coming back into school next week, you could bring your poems in for adding to a display in your new bubble classrooms.

Returning to school?

Lots of you will be feeling different emotions about either coming back to school or about staying at home. It would be useful to talk through how your are feeling; Are you worried, excited, happy or sad? Maybe you are feeling all of these emotions at the same time?

Children returning to school: Please take some time to watch the video about what school is like. Make sure you have read the new rules to keep everyone safe. Perhaps you could practise ‘If you use it, wipe it!’ at home?

Also: Please remember to bring a packed lunch!

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Wednesday 24th June

24/06/2020 at 6:53 AM

We hope you are enjoying this week’s home learning so far.

See below for some activities for Wednesday and Thursday:


Lesson 3: Describing movement and turns

Extra challenge:

Lesson 4: Position and Direction in football BBC Bitesize lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvgn9q


Furry pipe cleaner legs,
Scuttling softly along its silver threaded web,
Fast as a cheetah, it scurries along,

For further ideas and explanation about similes see this Year 3 lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmpscw

Task 1: Add some similes to your pictures from yesterday.

Here are some for a ladybird:

Last year we turned our ideas into a class poem.

Task 2: Write your own mini-beast poem.


Using your drawing skills from last week, we would like you to make a drawing of another minibeast:

Do Dragonflies Eat Mosquitos? - How to Attract Dragonflies
California street shut down after 40,000 bees swarm from hotel ...
Slugs and Snails - Treatment & Control | Love The Garden

If you are coming back to school next week, you might want to bring in your art work to display in your new bubble classroom space!


Have a go at this fun game:

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Monday 22nd June

21/06/2020 at 5:51 PM

Good morning everyone. We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

This week we are learning about position and direction in maths; this fits in well with the map work we have been doing in geography. We are going to continue with our work on minibeasts and in English, we will be looking at minibeast poems.

See below for activities for Monday and Tuesday:

  • Maths lessons 1 and 2
  • English Poetry lesson
  • Science, reading and spelling for the week.


This week in maths, we are learning about position and direction. This is the alternative plan on the White Rose Maths Home learning website.

To continue to practise number skills this week, you could play this game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Lesson 1: Describe Movement

Watch the lesson video and complete the worksheet in your pack:

Extra challenge: clue- look at the way the horse is facing to determine left and right.

Lesson 2: Describing Turns

Extra challenge:


Lesson 1:

Can you guess which creatures the following poems are describing?



Answers 1. dragonfly. 2. ladybird.

Task: There are 4 poems in your pack. Read each one and make notes about the following:
a) What mini beast is your poem about? What clues can you find?
b) Pick out phrases which show how the minibeast looks, moves and sounds.
c) Explain what the descriptive phrases are describing.
d) Choose favourite description and explain why.

Lesson 2:

Watch this video:

Think of words and phrases to describe how the butterfly looks, moves and sounds. Focus in on different areas of the butterfly – eyes, wings, legs, antennae, flight…



You can read the colour book banded books as e-books by signing up for free access to oxford owl and collins big cat. Here are a few to try which link to our current learning:


How many random acts of wildness have you completed so far?

Why not try this one today:

Feel like a challenge? You could use IT to create an online quiz using a website such as kahoot. It’s free to create an account and players just need to download the app to play!

Here is another idea for a fun activity to look after and spot minibeasts in the garden:

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Friday 19th June

18/06/2020 at 5:08 PM

Good morning Year 2. The home learning packs for the next two weeks are ready for collection this morning. Next week we will be learning about position and direction in maths and minibeast poetry in English. The following week we will start our mini topic on bees. There are some sheets that will make up a booklet all about bees in the back of your pack (you may want to staple these together or put them in a folder or ringbinder!) See below for some activities to try today. Have a great weekend!


We have completed the white rose lessons for this week. Here are some ideas for further activities:

  • Make a shape picture or pattern
  • Make a model using 3D shapes or construction
  • Make a symmetrical pattern or picture
  • Symmetry challenges (see below)


Life cycle of a Frog

Many of you have visited ponds recently and found tadpoles! Today we would like you to find out about the different stages of a frog’s life and create a life cycle.

Check out this lesson on BBC bitesize to find out what a life cycle is and try the interactive activity to learn about the life cycle of a frog.

You could watch this video clip or find your own.

Read the information on the attached powerpoint to find out more.

Task: Use the words and pictures below to create your own lifecycle and write a sentence to explain each stage.


Skipping, jumping or bouncing challenges:

  • If you have a skipping rope, challenge yourself to do as many skips as you can. How many can you do in a minute? Try some different skips that we have learned at school.
  • If you have a trampoline, challenge yourself to do as many seat drop bounces as you can. How many can you do in a minute?
  • How many different types of jump can you do? Star jumps, twist jumps, squat jumps, even frog jumps! How many of each can you do in 30 seconds or 1 minute?
  • Can you jump over a rope or marker from side to side?
  • Plan a jumping routine or make up a jumping game for somebody else to follow!

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Wednesday 17th June

16/06/2020 at 5:31 PM

Thank you for your work so far this week. We hope you have enjoyed the superworm story and mini beast hunting!

See below for activities for Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Maths Lesson 3
  • Maths Lesson 4
  • English: Superworm character description
  • Geography- using a key
  • Art- observational drawing


Lesson 3: Sorting 2D and 3D shapes

Children could collect shapes from around the house and sort into their own groups. 2D / 3D. Curved faces/flat faces. Cuboids/cylinders. In school we used venn diagrams to sort.

Lesson 4: Making patterns with 2D and 3D shapes.


Read the character description below. What makes this a good character description. Which features have been highlighted?

Now let’s think about Superworm. How can we describe him? What does he look like? What is his personality like? What do others think about him?

You can use the ideas from the character description above to set out your description of superworm.

  1. Introduction
  2. Describe his appearance
  3. Describe his personality
  4. Conclusion- what do you and others think about him and why.


Can you see the pictures and symbols on the map below? There’s a footprint, a telephone and a letter P. What could they mean?

Did you see any of these:

(Answers: Wind turbine, hospital, woodland, campsite, picnic area)

Here is a map of the school farm and junior outside areas. Can you see the key at the side? It helps you to recognise different places on the map.

Your task: Can you draw a map of your house and garden or local park? Make a key to explain what is on your map!


LO: to use drawing to develop and share ideas; to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Look at the instructions for how to draw a butterfly here. Have a go!

Now choose one of the pictures below (or find your own). Look carefully at the butterfly and draw it carefully.

After you have done your first draft watch the following video. It talks about how feedback helps you to improve. Ask someone to give you some clear and specific guidance on how to improve your picture.

What is Austin’s first drawing like?
What is his last drawing like?
How does he improve?

Now have another try at your own butterfly picture!

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Monday 15th June

14/06/2020 at 6:58 PM

Good morning everyone. We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

This week we will be reading the story ‘Superworm’, revising 2D and 3D shape, finding out about micro-habitats and minibeasts and doing some observational drawings of minibeasts too.

See below for Monday and Tuesday’s lessons:

  • Lesson 1 Maths
  • Lesson 2 Maths
  • Superworm book review
  • Science, Spelling and Reading for the week.


This week will be a revision of 2D and 3D shapes. Can your child go on a shape hunt around the house?

When discussing the properties of 2D shapes, we look at sides and vertices (corners). In school we also introduced the term right angle and looked at lines of symmetry.

Lesson 1: Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes. Watch the video and complete the worksheet.

Lesson 2: Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes. Watch the video and complete the worksheet.

When discussing the properties of 3D shapes, we talk about faces (flat or curved), edges (straight or curved) and vertices (corners).


How many new words can you make by adding suffixes?

This week we will be listening to and discussion the story, Superworm.

Task 1: Discuss a story

Task 2: To write a book review

Here is an example:

Now have a go at writing your book review.


This week we are going to find out more about micro-habitats and the minibeasts you can find. Fingers crossed for some nice weather to get out on a minibeast hunt!

Start by looking through the lesson powerpoint.

You may wish to use the sheets attached below but could easily complete the activities straight into your books.

We would like you to choose two micro-habitats to explore. What are these habitats like? Which minibeasts did you find there.

If you like, you could create your own bug hotel! Click on the weblink for ideas.


Create a FREE account and log in to Classroom Secret Kids.

Find the woodlands habitats reading comprehension by selecting Year 2/Reading.

There are lots of other brilliant games and activities to support maths, reading, spelling and other subjects too. We hope you enjoy this resource.

Book Bands

Are children still reading their school reading books? Remember you can find book banded books online using bug club and oxford owl. Why not try the next level up? Contact class teachers if you need further clarification.


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Friday 12th June

11/06/2020 at 5:36 PM

Thank you again to everyone for all your support with home learning.

See below for some activities for today:

  • Maths lesson 4- Two-step problems
  • English- complete your bog baby report. Add a paragraph on ‘Interesting Facts’, then edit and improve your work.
  • DT- can you make a bog baby shelter?


Lesson 4- Two- step problems


Read through your report so far. Is there anything else you want to tell the reader about your bog baby? Complete a paragraph under the heading ‘Interesting Facts’.

When you have finished your report, check it using the going for green and going for gold. Are there any parts you need to improve?


With all this rain lately, the bog baby needs somewhere to stay warm and dry. Can you make a shelter for your bog baby?

Can you use sticks and twigs to make a frame? Maybe you have some other materials around the home such as straws, lolly sticks etc. How will you join your sticks to make a strong frame?

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Wednesday 10th June

09/06/2020 at 4:50 PM

Good morning everyone. It has been great to hear that some of you have been getting out in the wild! There are some great photos to look at below. Lots of you were lucky enough to find bog babies too; we are looking forward to reading your final reports on Friday. Please email these to class teachers.

See below for the home learning activities for Wednesday and Thursday this week.

  • lesson 3 maths- finding change
  • lesson 3b – problem solving (not WRM)
  • Bog baby report paragraphs on habitat and diet.
  • PE activity
  • Geography- map skills


Lesson 3- Finding Change

When we completed this learning in school earlier in the year, we did lots of work on number bonds. If children know their number bonds to 10, they can easily find change from 10p. If children know their number bonds to 20, they can find change from 20p etc.

Here are some activities to try first:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Choose number bonds- Make 10, Make 20 or Make 100 games.


Watch the video below and complete the worksheet in your pack.

Lesson 3b- Problem solving


Look at the items above and answer these questions:

  1. Find 2 items that total £1.
  2. Find 3 items that total £1.
  3. Find 4 items that total £1.

Challenge 1:

Challenge 2:

Reasoning Challenge:


Re-read the habitat and diet paragraphs in the example report.

Habitat Paragraph:

Where does your bog baby live in the wild? What is it like? What other creatures live there? What plants grow there?

Make a list of words and phrases then write your paragraph.

Diet Paragraph:

What does your bog baby eat? How does it find its food? How does it eat it? What happens if it eats the wrong food?

Here are some sentence starters to help you:

Bog babies eat…
They catch…
They eat them by….
They should not eat….
_ is dangerous…
If they eat…..


Task 1: Can you remember the names of the continents and oceans? Play these interactive games:



Task 2:

Can you locate your home on a map? Use google maps or google Earth to explore your local area. Can you find school?


Task 3:

Create a map of your local area. What will you include?


Encourage your child to take part in this football themed Super Movers! There are two levels – Super Movers are a great way to keep active and have fun! Try Go Noodle and dance along to one of their routines – there’s plenty to choose from and the whole family can join in!

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Monday 8th June

07/06/2020 at 6:32 PM

Good morning. We hope you have all had a lovely weekend despite the wetter weather!

This week, we are continuing our learning on habitats, the bog baby story and revising money in maths. We hope you have already started to think about the 30 days wild challenge. Have you been able to complete any random acts of wildness yet? We can’t wait to hear about and see pictures of you in the wild!!

See below for Monday and Tuesday tasks:

  • Maths lesson 1- find the total
  • Maths lesson 2- find the difference
  • English lesson 1: write the introduction to your bog baby report
  • English lesson 2: write a paragraph on appearance
  • Spelling, reading and science for the week


This week we will be revising money. Children will be adding money as well as finding change. Make this practical if you can. Encourage children to set up a shop and role play buying items and giving change.

Lesson 1: Find the total

Lesson 2: Find the Difference


Have you been on your bog baby hunt yet? Have you completed the study sheet? If not, check Friday’s blog to do this activity first.

This week we will be working on writing a non-chronological report about our own bog baby. We will aim to write a new paragraph every day and will provide lots of examples to help you.

Mon– Introduction Tues- Appearance Wed-Habitat Thurs-Diet Fri- Interesting facts

Lesson1: Report writing and Introduction

In your packs, you should have an example of a report to look at:

We will be following the same structure to write a report for the bog babies that the children have found!

Writing an introduction

Now have a go at writing your introduction. Remember: This should only include general information about bog babies not specific details.

Lesson 2: Appearance paragraph

Make some notes about what your bog baby looks like.

Now write your own paragraph. Don’t forget to underline your sub-heading!

Science and Geography

Local Habitats

Activity 1: Watch the lesson presentation and complete the activity.

Activity 2: You could also look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvmt39

Can you find out any interesting facts about a pond habitat? Which species live there? Perhaps you could draw or make your own pond habitat? See below for ideas:



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Friday 5th June

04/06/2020 at 5:12 PM

Good morning everyone. Home learning packs for the next 2 weeks are now available to collect from school.

See below for activities for today:

  • Maths lesson 4- odd and even numbers.
  • English- bog baby hunt activity
  • Art- create a bog baby
  • Wild life Trust Challenge information- see packs for print outs.


Lesson 4 – odd and even numbers

Watch the video then answer the questions on the worksheet in your pack.

There are further resources on bbc bitesize: Please click on the link to see another video and 3 activities.


Can you create your own bog baby? What will your bog baby look like? Will it have wings and a tail? Maybe it will have tentacles or antennae? Will it be soft and squishy or have a hard exterior? Bog babies can look different to each other but remember, they live in boggy ponds so must have features that makes them suited to their environment!

You will need:

  • clay or play dough (recipe here)
  • sticks, twigs, grass and other natural materials.
  1. Make your bog baby’s body using the clay or play dough.
  2. Add features using any natural materials you can find.
Here are some of the bog babies we made in school last year.


Note for parents: You may want to do the art activity before completing today’s English lesson. Perhaps the bog baby might be hiding somewhere??

We would like you to go on a bog baby hunt! http://jeannewillis.com/BogText1.html

Read these instructions: http://jeannewillis.com/BogText2.html

Have you found one? Where did you find it? What does it look like? How did it move? What did it do? Did it make a sound? can you work out what it likes to eat?

Record all of your observations on the bog baby study sheet in your pack:

Next week we will be spending the whole week writing a report about our bog baby. This study sheet will need to be completed first.

30 days Wild


We have signed up to a challenge from the Wildlife Trust called 30 Days Wild. In your pack you have been given a calendar to record your random acts of wildness. There is a chart with 30 wild activities to try. For some of them, we will provide more detailed guidance and ideas. We have 30 school days left to do this (6 weeks x 5 days) so should complete all the challenges by the end of the year!

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Samiya on her bike.
Shailen’s bee
Shailen’s description

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Wednesday 3rd June

02/06/2020 at 7:16 PM

Good morning everyone. We hope you have enjoyed the home learning so far this week. Has everybody listened to The Bog Baby story? Make sure you do this if you haven’t already.

Here are some activities for Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Maths lesson 3 – grouping
  • Maths extra challenge lesson – division with remainders. This is not a white rose maths lesson.
  • English- letter writing
  • Geography- compass points
  • PE- Golf Rolling game

lesson 3- Grouping

Extra challenge Lesson: Division with Remainders.

https://nrich.maths.org/2358 Click on this link to a fun problem solving activity.

Note for adults:
If children know that 2 × 2 =4 and 2 × 3= 6, can they explain that making pairs of socks from 5 identical socks will give 2 pairs and one sock will be left?

In your pack, there should be some division with remainders challenges:


We hope you enjoyed listening to the Bog Baby story. Thank you to those of you who have sent in your setting descriptions.

Today we would like you to start by improving these short, boring sentences. How could you make them more interesting?

We have received a letter. Please read it carefully:

Make notes or discuss what the professor needs to know, using your knowledge of the story.

Your next writing task is to write a reply to Professor Bigglesworth.

Here is an example:

Dear Professor Bigglesworth,

Thank you for your letter. I am pleased to be able to tell you that the creature you have found is called a bog baby.

A bog baby needs very special care. Ideally it should live in the wild in the woods. They love swimming and thrive in boggy ponds. They eat flies and other small insects that live in this habitat. They like to sleep in cool, damp places such as under fallen leaves. You can tell that a bog baby is happy when he sucks his toes and when he jumps up and down.

Bog babies hate to be put in small spaces. They do not like to eat human food like sandwiches or spaghetti. Do not give him cake crumbs as this will make him really poorly. If he turns pale and his wings droop, he may not survive. Has this already happened?

You need to return the bog baby to his home in the woods as soon as possible so that he can survive. I hope this helps and that the bog baby is healthy.

Yours Sincerely,
Year 2.


Learning Objective: use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Do you know the four compass points? Maybe you know a rhyme to remember them?

Naughty Elephants Squirt Water

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Task 1: Can you give directions to someone using N,S,E W?

Perhaps you could set out some cones or markers and follow some instructions like on the sheet attached:

Task 2: try this activity or create a similar one of your own on a grid.


Have a go at the activity below:

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