Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School

Willow - Year 2

Willow Class

Welcome to our class page. It is intended to give you an insight in to all the fantastic things that we will doing in Willow this term, as well as to give you some more specific information about our class. 


In Willow you will find teachers Mrs Hamilton (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Chandler (Friday) and LSA Miss Cook (every day). 

 

Our topic for the next two terms is 'Are we nearly there yet?'. We will be learning about famous explorers, starting with Christopher Columbus, moving on to Scott of the Antarctic and ending with Sir

William Dampier, an explorer from Somerset.

 

Homework will be linked to either English or Quest or will be practising an area of the maths curriculum linked to our learning in class. It will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Monday. It will be set on google classroom which your children will be able to access at home. It can also be handed in here to minimise what is coming into school. 

 

We use Spelling Shed to practise our spellings. A spelling list will be put on Spelling Shed each Monday and there will be a copy of the weekly spellings in the children's spelling folders. Spellings will then be tested at school the following Monday.

 

Reading books will come home daily, with the expectation that the children will read to an adult each night.

 

We have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please could the children come to school in their PE kit on these days. I would suggest an extra layer might be advisable, as we will be outside as much as possible. Children also need to bring a coat to school with them each day, as we will aim to be outside for break come rain or shine.

 

If you need to contact me this term, please use my class e-mail, willow@eastsomersetfederation.co.uk and I will be happy to answer any questions or queries.

 

 

An overview of our intended learning can be found below.
Look at these fabulous self-portraits that the children have drawn. Can you guess who's who?
We have been learning about the continents of the world. Toby created this wonderful poster about South America.
​​​​​​Look at these fabulous Winter poems that the children created during their first week of home schooling.
        Happy Christmas from Willow Class.
It really feels like Christmas is here when we make our Christingles.
Today we had our Christmas lunch and it was delicious.
We had lots of fun at our Christmas Party.
We did an eggsperiment in Science to find out which material was the best for protecting an egg when it was dropped. We worked in groups and had to make sure that we carried out a fair test. Here are some photographs of us in action.

We had a fabulous morning with Knight Richard from the History Squad. We were able to see and touch real armour, weapons and shields. We built a Motte and Bailey Castle and learnt about how armies used to attack them. Richard told us some really interesting stories from the Medieval Period and he was able to answer all of our questions.

In Maths we have been subtracting two 2-digit numbers. We love using the dienes to help us.
We retold the story of Rapunzel in story circles and then enjoyed re-enacting it.

Rapunzel is our narrative text for this term. We are learning the story and had fun hot seating the characters today. 

 

 

In Maths we have used Dienes to help us to add two 2-digit numbers together.
We made a bonfire in Forest School. We enjoyed eating our snack around it and singing songs from the War.
We have made poppies to remember all those who have fought for us in different wars around the world.
Our half term challenge was to build a castle with a drawbridge that went up and down. The castle could be made out of any material. Here are some of our fabulous models.
Hetty visited two different castles during half term. It looks like she had lots of fun exploring them.
We made jam sandwiches to help us with our instructional writing.
This is how we made our sandwiches.
In Maths we have been checking calculations. We used bead strings and number lines to help us.
We used post-its to innovate our stories of Kassim and the Dragon.
We are making a story map of Kassim and the Dragon and are looking forward to innovating the story next week.
In English we have been learning the story of Kassim and the Ferocious Dragon. We had fun making the dragon's cave in Forest School. 
We are creating line drawings of sections of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Look at these fabulous collages of our planet that the children have made.
In Maths we have been working on place value.
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