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2F, Getting on – our 1st week in Autumn 2.

Sunday 9th November | 2 comments

This half term the SEAL theme is ‘Getting on and falling out.’  This week we focused on ‘Respect,’ and the children wrote acrostic poems about ‘Respect,’ in their teams and performed them in assembly on Monday.

Here are the acrostics which the children read in assembly together.

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On Monday we welcomed Catherine Monaghan to our class and to Farsley Farfield. Mrs Monaghan is the class teacher of our blogging buddies at Middleham Primary. Through out the year we will be corresponding and sharing our learning with the children in her class. Soon we are going to do a Mathletics Challenge together and we are planning to welcome some of the children from Middleham Primary to Farsley, and we hope to visit their school too. Link here to link to their blog, or use the Blogging Buddies tab.

The children have learned about the history behind Bonfire Night and explored the story of Guy Fawkes. They have started to write poems based on Fireworks and will continue this at the beginning of next week too. In ICT we learned how to use an art program called Revelation Art, and the children used a range of tools to create a firework background and then added onomatopoeia words. These are words which sound like their meaning, for example – crash, bang, pop and sizzle.

In Maths we have been learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Click below to link to a visual we used in class and some links we will use next week.

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The children worked with images of flip flops, football boots, wellington boots and motorbikes to create their own 2x table posters and then used hands for their 5x tables. On Friday they worked in pairs and created posters to show all they had learned about either their 2 or 5 times tables. They have shown the pattern on the 100 square, looked at jumps along a number line, drawn arrays, used pictures and written the table out. Here are a couple of examples.

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Learning Logs will go out on Monday – to be returned by Nov 20th and the work will be to practise times tables. Use your imagination… create posters, make games, sing songs, photograph arrays. Our Maths Passport challenges are to learn both the multiplication facts and then the division facts for the 2,5 and 10x tables.

The Special Mentions this week were for excellent ICT work and we chose Lauren and Elliot. Be a Great Learner.

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The Mathlete of the Week was Maroop, with a brilliant score of over 3,400 points, achieved over Half Term.

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This week the class was No.13 in the Top UK classes on Mathletics. Well done, everyone 🙂

Next week is going to be another amazing week.

Tuesday is Remembrance Day and the children will be learning about why we wear poppies. There is a special assembly planned and the class will walk to the War Memorial together. Thank you to parents who have offered to accompany us on our walk. If any one else would like to join us, please just let me know.

Next weeks phonics is on the Phonics, Handwriting and Spelling Page. Scroll down to Week 8.

Friday is Children in Need. We have a brilliant day planned.

  • Non uniform day. Pudsey related outfits would be brilliant.
  • Silver Trail. Save your silver coins, bring them to school and help create a ‘silver trail’ between the North and South buildings. Along the trail we will also create a stunning chalk artwork, with everyone’s names, positive messages and images.
  • The Big Bake Off. Bake for Pudsey – there will be prizes for the best entries in the North and South Buildings. All entries will be sold after school. Weather permitting there will be a ‘Cake Sale Trail,’ along the path.
  • Pudsey Badges. Mrs Lambert is creating Pudsey badges which will be available for sale all week at £1 each.
  • Sing and Strum for Pudsey. The ukulele group will ‘busk’ at the ‘Cake Sale Trail.’ Come and sing along.

Don’t forget to follow the blogs to see photos, videos and read about these events next week.

2 responses to “2F, Getting on – our 1st week in Autumn 2.”

  1. Husain says:

    Before I looked at the blog I did not know anything, however now I know lots of things about Guy Fawkes.

  2. Mrs Monaghan says:

    Dear 2F
    Thank you for welcoming me into your classroom last week – I had a lovely day and it was super to meet you all. Now I can REALLY enjoy your blog because when I read your Mathlete of the Week and Special Mentions, I know you all! Well done, Manroop, Lauren and Elliot. We’re looking forward to meeting you on Mathletics soon…
    I really enjoyed reading your RESPECT poems again – you read them out so beautifully in your assembly, with lots of confidence.
    It looks like we’re going to be doing some of the same things this week, even though we are in different schools, because we will be marking Remembrance Day on the 11th and our school is holding a Talent Show to raise money for Children in Need.
    I hope you have a wonderful week in 2F,
    Your blogging friend,
    Mrs Monaghan
    A Room with a View

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