# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Another busy week in Year 2!

02/07/2021 at 1:27 PM

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We have enjoyed lots of activities this week including some local geography, measuring in maths, Superworm writing, a visit to the bees and more Chance to Shine Cricket.

## Geography

We have been learning about compass directions and using these to navigate our school grounds. Here we are using an aerial photograph of the junior grounds and farm from Google Earth. We had to keep rotating the photograph to make sure it was facing the correct direction.

## Measuring in Maths

We have been learning all about comparing and measuring mass this week. The children have used the balance scales to compare, using the vocabulary heavier and lighter. They then progressed to using dial scales to weigh different objects in the classroom. It would be great if you could do some more weighing at home! The children always find reading the scales tricky, especially when they are in different intervals or if they need to estimate the weight because the dial is pointing between two points!

## Cricket

We are really enjoying these sessions and children are really developing their skills. This week, we played a simple game.

## Visiting Bees

Yesterday we had a fascinating talk from our beekeeper Mrs Gilhooley. The children enjoyed visiting the bees and learning lots of facts. This has kick started our mini topic on bees and we have started to produce our own book. This will keep us busy for the rest of term!

### 2LA Sam’s Safari

25/06/2021 at 8:27 AM

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Yesterday we had an excellent workshop run by Sam’s Safari. The children learned all about different types of animals. They were introduced to amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and were told lots of interesting facts. For example: Did you know that the difference between lizards and snakes is that lizards have earholes but snakes don’t?

It was great to see them using their knowledge to answer questions. They were all extremely enthusiastic and very brave!

### 2LO’s Super Safari

24/06/2021 at 4:11 PM

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2LO had a wonderful time this afternoon meeting all the animals from Sam’s Safari. Sam and Georgie were fabulous and we loved listening to all their animal facts! The children were so sensible when handling the animals and no-one screamed when we were introduced to the snake!

### Another busy week in Year 2

18/06/2021 at 2:44 PM

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We had a great time on our trip this week but we still managed to keep busy in school! We have continued with our work on the Bog baby story from last week, making our own clay bog babies and going on a bog baby hunt in our school conservation area. In maths we continued our arithmetic work and the children have completed a past SATs paper. We also started some work on position and direction, using language such as left, right, forwards, backwards. We will build on this next week in maths and in geography. Today we have written a recount of our trip to Skelton Grange. The children had so much to write about after such a busy day out!

Bog Baby Hunting!

Earlier this week, we went on a bog baby hunt in our own magical woods, the Conservation Area. We were extremely lucky to find some very strange creatures! We will continue to use this idea in our English work next week where we will be writing reports about our own bog babies.

Making Clay Bog Babies

We have designed and made our own bog babies in clay and decorated them with natural materials. We think you’ll agree that they are amazing!

Mountain Challenge

We have updated the Year 2 chart with the miles we have completed in school. Many thanks to everyone for your efforts and support with this. We hope the weather is lovely this weekend so you can complete your miles!

### 2LO’s trip to Skelton Grange

17/06/2021 at 4:31 PM

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What a fantastic day we have had at Skelton Grange today! The children were absolutely brilliant; we were so proud of them. They behaved amazingly well, got involved in all the activities, asked insightful questions and impressed the Skelton Grange staff with their knowledge about minibeasts. Here are some photos of our day:

### 2LA Visit to Skelton Grange

15/06/2021 at 3:34 PM

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We have had a fantastic day today at Skelton Grange. The children have enjoyed all of the activities and joined in with interest and enthusiasm. We were so impressed with their minibeast knowledge and their questions. Well done everyone!

They have explored three different habitats: meadow, pond and woodland. Whilst exploring each area, we found lots of minibeasts and enjoyed learning about each habitat through a range of hands on games and activities. Here are some photos of our day….