# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Remembrance week in 2H

###### Friday 14th November | 2 comments
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This week in literacy and topic, we have been learning all about WW1.

We  read the book  ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ which is a lovely story about two friends who fought in the war. We had lots of discussions about what soldiers were like and the children each created a poster to persuade soldiers to come and fight.

On Tuesday, we had a lovely walk  to the War Memorial on Farsley Town Street. The children were very respectful and enjoyed placing the poppy wreaths we had made.
A big thank you to Rhys and his Mum who brought in some WW2 medals that a family member had been given for great service. It was really interesting hearing his Great Grandad’s story about how he obtained the medals.
Yesterday, the children pretended that they were soldiers who had been living in the front line trench for three weeks. The scene was set as the curtains were shut and a thundery soundtrack was playing in the background. The children each wrote a diary entry and they were encourage to use powerful adjectives to describe the conditions in the trench as well as how they were feeling. Some examples:
The children have also produced a painting in the style of Claude Monet’s ‘Poppy Fields’. We discussed how the painting made them feel and this lead to discussions about why poppies are sold. Some examples:
In numeracy, we have been learning what the word inverse means. The children have been completing addition and subtraction questions and have been using ‘Mr and Mrs Inverse’ to help them solve subtraction questions with the help of addition.
Below are some examples of addition and subtraction worded problems.
Answers worked out using equipment.
Using the inverse to work out the answer on a drawn number line.
We have also been learning the 2,5 and 10 times tables. The children have made a poster for each of the three tables reminding them of strategies and techniques to help remember them. For example, 2 x is the same as doubling, 10 x all end in a 0 and 5 x end in 5 or 0. We have also been looking at the relationship between multiplication and division. Some children already know the multiplication and division facts for the 2x and 10x tables, which is fantastic!
In guided reading, we have been encouraging the children to read using expression and intonation. To show this, the children watched a video of the famous author Michael Rosen performing a poem called ‘Chocolate Cake’. The children absolutely love it and ask to watch it every day, so I promised them I would put it on here. It is sure to make you laugh!

Thank you for all you for all the money and cakes that have been brought in today!

Have a great weekend.

Miss Hutchinson

### 2 responses to “Remembrance week in 2H”

1. Laura says:

Chocolate cake is the best poem ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Mrs Lambert says:

Wow, 2H you have been so busy! I particularly love your paintings in the style of Claude Monet. Michael Rosen is one of my favourite authors too so I loved watching your video. It sounds as though you have all been great citizens this week. I hope you enjoyed coming over to the south building to draw your pictures and to give your silver coins for Children in Need.

Have a lovely weekend,
Love from Mrs Lambert.