# Farsley Farfield Year 2

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## History

Earlier this week, a mysterious suitcase arrived in our class. The children had to look at the objects and artefacts contained within the suitcase and work out who the case belonged to. After we realised that it belonged to Florence Nightingale, we had to piece together the sources of evidence to try and tell her story. We thought about which of the sources were the most important and provided us with the most information. Over the next few lessons, we are going to answer the enquiry question: Who was Florence Nightingale and why is she a significant person?

## Maths

In maths we have continued our work on place value looking at comparing and ordering numbers.  Can you explain how to use the symbols < > = to an adult? We have also been putting numbers in order. You could play this game at home to practise:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

We have also started to look at number sequences counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please practise this at home over the weekend if you have time!

## English

In English we read the traditional tale ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have looked at the alternative version ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’.  We found out that in both stories the main character wanted to make something but their unhelpful friends refused to help them.  The children have planned their own version of the story today and will write these next week. They came up with some amazing ideas!

## Art

The children really impressed us with their creativity this week, designing and making some realistic food plate art. The children made their foods using tin foil, cardboard and tissue paper.