Farsley Farfield Year 2

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Who was Florence Nightingale?

Friday 25th September | 1 comment

History and English

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 evidence to try and tell her story.

Over the course of the week we have been trying to answer three key questions: Who was she? Why should we remember her? Where can we see her legacy today? We used the attached podcasts to develop these ideas. Have a listen if you want to learn more! (You may recognise past Farfield teacher Mr Tiffany!)

Children’s written work this week has focused on writing sentences about Florence Nightingale. We started by writing questions about what we wanted to know. We wrote sentences to compare nursing in the past and nowadays. We then wrote sentences to explain what the problems were with the hospitals before and how Florence changed them. Can your child tell you what Florence found when she arrived at Scutari hospital during the Crimean war?

Polite Reminder- Workshop next week.

Next week on Thursday we are looking forward to our Florence Nightingale workshop. Children will be given the opportunity to learn more about Florence’s life and work through the use of drama, role play and looking at artefacts.

If you haven’t already paid, please do so by Monday at the latest if you can. Unfortunately, we have about half of the payments still outstanding and may not be able to go ahead with the workshop unless we have most of the monies paid. Thank you.


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:


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!


In PSHE, we have continued our work on ‘Being Healthy’ by learning about why exercise is important and the benefits that exercising brings. We had a go at performing some different types of exercises and seeing how many we could perform in one minute. We thought about the changes in our bodies and how exercising made us feel.

Learning Log Homework

Please check book bags for this week’s learning log homework.

Over the next couple of weeks, Year 2 are learning about being healthy.  For your Learning Log we would like you to tell us how you keep your body healthy.  Ideas could include: pictures, photos, diary account or labelled diagrams. To be handed in on Wednesday 7th October. We look forward to seeing your work!

Reading Books and Library books- Fridays every week.

Fridays are our changing book days. Please make sure that your child has their reading books to return and their reading record has been signed every Friday.

We are also now having a library session on a Friday too! Please read these books together and also return it next Friday.

It is great to hear that children are also reading their bug club books or oxford owl books online. See below:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login Your child has been allocated books for their current book band.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ There are a large selection of e-books to read on here linked to the colour book bands. Create your own login and password for free.

Happy reading!

One response to “Who was Florence Nightingale?”

  1. Marion Allen says:

    We enjoyed looking at Mr T’s podcasts together. Thanks for a great week in Y2.

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