# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### A Super First Half Term in Year 2

22/10/2021 at 2:19 PM

It’s been a super first half term and we have been so impressed with how well the children have settled in. Thank you for all your support at Parents’ Evening- it is very much appreciated!

Maths

We have continued our work on addition and subtraction in maths this week. We have started to look at strategies for adding and subtracting ones and tens to a 2 digit number. We enjoyed using stories to help us understand what the numbers in the calculation represent.

Can you think of a story and ask a question?

Can you make up your own stories to add or subtract ones or tens?

## History

This week we have been looking at old photos of Farsley. We went on a walk around Farsley to see if we could find any. We stood in the same spots to look for similarities and differences. We used our 1894 maps to find them too.

Back at school, the children created posters using photographs and captions to show what they had learned.

We also did some observational drawings of the buildings in art.

### A Super Week in Year 2!

15/10/2021 at 1:26 PM

## English

This week we have enjoyed reading and discussing the story ‘Supertato!’ The children have written some fantastic reviews of the story, using right choice adjectives to persuade. We used words such as humorous, hilarious, brilliant and fabulous!

We wrote character descriptions and used right choice adjectives to describe what Supertato looks like and what his personality is like. We then decided to create our own super veggie or veggie villain by adding masks, capes and other accessories. This inspired us to write descriptions to match our new characters; we will finish these next week.

## History

This week, we started to think about what Farsley was like in the Victorian times when Florence Nightingale was alive.

First we looked at modern maps to see what Farsley is like today. We used tracing paper to draw on the main roads and significant places. We then looked at a map of Farsley from 1894. By placing our tracing paper on top, we could see what Farsley was like in Victorian times.

## Maths

In maths this week we have continued to use our number bond knowledge to make links.

We have been learning about fact families. We have used bar models and part whole models to find all the different addition and subtraction sentences.

Can you make a fact family to match this part whole model?

Here is a link to a fact families lesson on BBC Bitesize if you would like some more practise! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkd98xs

## Homework

Thank you for the amazing healthy recipe instructions sent in last week. we really enjoyed reading them!

Over the past week, we have been learning how to use our number bonds in different ways.  Once you know your number bonds to 10, it can help you with lots of other addition and subtraction facts – including pairs of numbers which make up different multiples of 10 and even 100!

We would like you to show us everything you know about number bonds.

To be handed in Monday 1st November 2021.

## Reminders

• Reading Books to be in book bags on Fridays. Please note, we do not listen to children read their home reading book at school as we are listening to them read different books in school in small groups.
• PE kits need to be in school 2LO- Mondays and Wednesdays 2LA- Tuesday and Wednesdays. Please make sure children have a pair of suitable trainers and a hoodie. Thank you.
• Parents Evening next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. We look forward to speaking with you about how the children have settled in to Year 2!
• Spellings Please find some time during the week to look at spellings at home. We do an informal spelling test on a Monday. Here are the words/spelling pattern for this week:

## Truman Books

Have you visited the lovely new book shop in Farsley? They are really keen to work with local schools and with the local community. You may have seen their competition that we shared through school a few weeks ago. We had a few Farfield winners including Isabel in 2LA! Well done!

Our school has a loyalty account with them. Please mention that your child is a pupil at Farsley Farfield when you buy a book from there and we will get points to spend on books for school.

### Florence Nightingale Workshop

08/10/2021 at 12:25 PM

Yesterday we had a lovely time learning all about Florence Nightingale. The children took part in a workshop where they learned all about Florence’s life and work. They enjoyed a number of activities including sorting objects into those that would be found in the dirty hospital before Florence arrived, and those that would be found in a clean hospital. They also used a timeline to find out about things that Florence would have known about and things that she wouldn’t; this really helped them to understand chronology. They loved dressing up as porters and nurses and were very enthusiastic about cleaning Scutari hospital and looking after the wounded soldiers!

Here are some pictures:

# Parents’ Evening

Remote Parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 19th October (3.40-6.00) and Wednesday 20th October (3.40-7.00).

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### Being Bossy in Year 2!

01/10/2021 at 1:39 PM

It has been lovely to welcome back the children in 2LA this week. Thank you for all your hard work at home.

## English

Earlier in the week we wrote out stories based on the Little Red Hen. Children worked hard on this both at school and at home. We are working on becoming more independent writers in Year 2 and it was great to see how children had a go at writing their own stories.

Yesterday we started our new writing topic on instruction writing. Our first task was to write some instructions for making a healthy sandwich. We learned all about imperative (bossy) verbs and showed that we could choose a precise ‘right choice’ verb when giving instructions both verbal and in writing. Ask your child what happened when they said, ‘Put the butter on the bread’.

Next week we will be writing some more instructions based on our Be Healthy topic.

## Maths

In maths this week we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and demonstrating our understanding by completing sequences and patterns. We started to learn how to count in 3s. Can you practise this at home?

We have now finished our place value unit and will build on this with our next topic, Addition and Subtraction.

## History

This week we have been learning more about Florence Nightingale. We have found out about her time in Scutari hospital and how her work there changed peoples lives at the time and how her work continued to change lives.

Next week we are looking forward to our workshop in school. We had asked that the contributions for the workshop were paid by today. Please make your contributions via Parent Pay if you have not done this yet. Thank you.