Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Basic Loom Maths

10/06/2014 at 7:08 PM

In Maths we have been making basic loom bracelets. We measured our wrists and then worked out how many bands we needed to make the bracelets. In the basic bracelet each band is folded over and measures slightly less than 1cm, we worked out that for ever 5 centimetres we would need 6 bands. Our bands are based on the colours of the World Cup country we are learning about. We all tried to create a pattern which was more interesting than a basic single repeated pattern. Just like when we learn to do other things in Maths, there are different ways to create the bracelet. Mrs Fisher demonstrated how to use a hook to create them and Finn showed us how to use your fingers to make them. Some of us found it extremely tricky, others found it easier and were then able to help a friend. Lots of us experienced what it was like in the ‘learning pit,’ but we persevered and kept trying. Next we are going to learn how to create the fishtail bracelet and then we are going to start to work out the costs of making the bracelets, as well as creating loom maths problems.

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Loom Maths!

07/06/2014 at 3:47 PM

I have noticed that many of you are really keen on making loom bracelets at the moment! So next week we are going to use them to help us in our Maths.

Here is a quick problem to get you thinking. I have created the sum on the looms and then moved one band. Now the sum is wrong! Can you work out the band I moved and the correct sum?

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We will be creating more Maths problems like this and also designing bracelets for our World Cup teams!

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Symmetry, shape and logical thinking.

23/05/2014 at 6:10 AM

It’s been a really busy week with lots of interesting booklets for the children to complete. The children have worked incredibly hard and they should all be feeling proud of their efforts and achievements.

In the afternoons we enjoyed PE outside in the sunshine and our tennis skills are improving with practise.

We also enjoyed an afternoon of Maths activities, exploring symmetry, shape and logical thinking. In the video below, you will see the circuit of activities we followed.

  • Building using straws and plastic connectors, looking at 2D and 3D shapes and working together to create a final huge shape sculpture.
  • Creating a symmetrical picture using 2D shapes and flipping them over the line of symmetry.
  • Using LEGO to create symmetrical sculptures.
  • Playing Rush Hour, a brilliant game for developing logical thinking. ( See the link in a previous post and also available as an iPad app)

I hope everyone has a brilliant Half Term holiday. I am not sending home the Learning Logs as I know quite a few of the children are going away on holiday; however, please do try to read daily, achieve your weekly Mathletics Certificate and enjoy Bug Club and Purple Mash, especially if you get a rainy morning or afternoon! You can post comments on the blog or email me, if you want to tell everyone about what you have been busy doing.

Have a wonderful break. From all Team 2F 🙂

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Everyone joins together to make Pudsey’s Penny Path.

16/11/2013 at 10:41 AM

2F all dressed up and ready for a brilliant Children in Need day!

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Everyone brought their loose change to school and came out to lay their coins along a chalk line across the path which joins the North and South Building. Watch this video and see the amazing line grow and grow until it joined all the doors of both building together, crossing not only the path, but both playgrounds too!

This speeded up video follows the line from the OFfice door all the way across to the Year 1 entrance!

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Maths for Pudsey.

16/11/2013 at 10:09 AM

In maths this week we had a go at estimating the length of the path and the amount of money we thought we would raise for Children in Need. At first we had estimations from 15centimetres to 10 miles! So we went outside and used the metre rulers to draw a metre on the path. We saw that 100metres was a much better estimate. We estimated that we would raise some where between £40 and £100 doing the Penny Path. We placed pennies along the metre line we had drawn and counted them – 52p. So we thought our estimate for the money at £40 was low, but that our estimate at £100 might be a bit high! What we hadn’t realised was how far the line would end up going!

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