07/09/2018 at 2:50 PM
Welcome to Year 2!
What a fantastic start we have had in Year 2!
We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes and how quickly they have got used to their new routines.
This week we have been thinking about class rules, the learning hives and how we learn. We have set ourselves some targets for the year linked to these. We created some wonderful personal art work.
In maths this week we have started to learn more about the place value of numbers.
In topic this week, we shared our holiday stories and used maps to find the places we have been to.
We enjoyed playing some games in PE.
In English we wrote letters to our class travelling bears telling them about where we have been in the world and where we would like to go. We did a great job!
We have done some amazing reading already too. We have used the reading dogs to help us answer different types of questions.
Can your child remember any of the characters?
Thank you for your support so far. We are looking forward to a really great year!
The Year 2 Team.
24/07/2018 at 3:55 PM
What a fantastic year we have had!
The children have worked so hard and grown up so much this year. All the staff are very proud of their achievements.
Yesterday, we celebrated 50 years of Farsley Farfield Infants School with a special assembly and then some activities. We played some maths games using the number 50, then completed a circuit of 50 second exercises in P.E.
We all gave Mr Little three cheers to say thank you for some fantastic P.E lessons and events in Year 2 this year. We will miss you!
Times Tables Rock Stars
We have sent home login details for a new online maths programme to support children’s times tables recall. It would be great if you could practise these over the holidays.
Today, we enjoyed the Leaver’s Assembly. It was great to celebrate the whole year and look back at all the wonderful special events and memories. The children’s highlights included skipping, Skelton Grange, Thackray Medical Museum and Florence Nightingale, the 1960’s workshop, Africa topic and World Maths day.
All the staff would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to parents and carers for their support this year and to the children for working so hard. We will miss you! Thank you so much for all the thoughtful gifts and kind words. It is much appreciated!
Have a lovely summer!
The Year 2 team.
20/07/2018 at 1:01 PM
We have enjoyed finishing our Bee books this week. We have written about how bees make honey, why bees are important and added a recipe for making honey biscuits. Finally we completed the contents, index and glossary!
We really enjoyed making the honey biscuits; they were a real success! We hope that you can follow the recipe and enjoy making these at home too.honey biscuits recipe
We have been consolidating children’s understanding of time over the last few weeks. Children have been introduced to digital time to prepare them for further learning in Year 3. Some of us are still finding this tricky!
Thank you to Year 3 staff and children for organising a lovely picnic yesterday. For those of you who missed out, here are some photos!
13/07/2018 at 12:51 PM
It was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents, carers and friends at our annual Sports Day on Wednesday. We were so proud of the children’s attitude, team spirit and behaviour. It was a lovely morning and the children had a great time. We hope you enjoyed it too.
The children really impressed us on Thursday with their maturity when they went to Key Stage 2 to meet their new teachers. They were very excited when they came back from meeting their new teachers and we hope that they are really looking forward to Year 3. Don’t forget that the Year 2/ 3 Transition Picnic is next Thursday on the KS2 field at 2pm – we are looking forward to seeing lots of you there.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
The Year 2 Team
06/07/2018 at 12:48 PM
This week we have started our mini topic on bees.
In English lessons we have started to make our own non-fiction books. So far we have designed our front covers, written an introduction, learned about the life cycle of a bee and labelled a bee. Today we had an amazing talk from Farfield’s beekeepers, Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie. The children listened well and asked some fantastic questions. Our visitors were so impressed! We also went to visit the bee hives. Next week we will continue writing some more chapters for our books.
We loved taking part in the skip-a-thon yesterday. Thank you so much for your sponsor money. We have already raised a fantastic amount for the British Heart Foundation; please send in any extra money next week.
We have also started to learn how to train like a jedi as part of the change for life campaign.
29/06/2018 at 12:46 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been learning more about mini beasts through our Art and English work. We have developed our drawing skills through looking closely at photographs of butterflies and then working with a partner to listen to feedback to improve. We enjoyed working outside in the shade!
In English we have written some lovely mini beast poems. Here are two of our favourites:
The Woodlouse by Vaughn
Cautiously creeping out of my home,
Like an armoured ant,
Slowly creeping away from predators,
Creeping on my six wire-like legs,
Rolling into a ball away from danger,
Look, leap, dash,
Back in my home.
The Spider by Matilda
Long, pipe-cleaner legs scuttling silently across its silver threaded web,
Working tirelessly on a see-through trampoline,
Greedily gobbling juicy black flies,
Black marble eyes glistening in the sun.
In Maths this week, we have been using number lines to answer multiplication and division questions. We are amazed at how well the children know their times table facts now!
Next week we are looking forward to our Year 2 skipping event on Thursday, plus we are starting a very special topic which begins with a visit to the Farfield bees.