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.


Our topic for this term is, 'London's Burning' and you will find an overview of our intended learning below.


Our PE days are a Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays.  PE kit needs to be in school every day and I would suggest an extra layer might be advisable,  as we will be outside as much as possible.


Homework in Willow will come home on a Thursday to be returned on a Monday. It will either be linked to our topic work or will be an area of the maths curriculum linked to our learning in class. We use Spelling Shed to practise our spellings and the spellings will be given on a Monday, to be tested the following Monday. We expect the children to read at home every night.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.


We have had a lot of fun this week carrying out different scientific investigations. Our first challenge was ‘The largest hand holds more ....’ We worked in groups to find an answer. 


Our next challenge was to make a filter to clean dirty water.

We had fun trying to make a cuboid shaped bubble, but found it impossible ..... however we did make some fabulous spherical bubbles.


Retelling the  story of ‘The Magic Brush’ in story circles.

                     Happy World Book Day!

This year we dressed as characters from traditional tales. Can you guess the stories that we are from?

We enjoyed sharing books with our buddies from Acorn Class on World Book day.
We enjoy practising our tables on the iPads.
Look at the glasses we made in Science. We had to read and follow a set of instructions to make them. We then looked at different objects with and without the glasses and we talked about our findings.
Here we are with our Tudor houses.
We had fun designing and making our Tudor houses during our Family Learning morning. Here are some photographs of what we got up to.
We used an internet search engine to research facts for our non-chronological reports.
We worked together to identify the key features of a Non-Chronological Report.
               Happy Christmas
We had lots of fun making Christingles on the last day of term.
We enjoyed meeting Father Christmas at our Christmas Party. We had fun choosing different activities to do in both Willow and Acorn Class and loved the party food. Do you like our party hats?

We have had so much fun performing our Christmas play, The Landlord’s Cat. Here we are in our costumes.

In art, we studied paintings by the artist Wassily Kandinsky. We mixed primary colours to make secondary colours for our concentric  circle paintings.

We had so much fun on our Outdoor Learning Day. We went for a wonderful walk in our wellies, followed by a delicious hot chocolate when we got back to school. After that we joined with Beech Class to create Remembrance Day images from natural resources.

In Maths, we used the dienes to help us to work out 2-digit subtraction.

Mr Calver came to talk to us about how cheese is made. We learnt about the soil and the grass that is needed to feed the cows. We then found out about what happens to the milk to turn it into cheese. It was really interesting and we loved tasting some of the Caerphilly and Cheddar cheese.

We drew maps of our walk around Upton Noble.

We love to share our reading books.

We carried out an investigation to find the best material for an umbrella. We found out that plastic was the best material that we tested.

The Year Two children had fun reading with their buddies in Acorn Class.

Our first English task was to write about the story Willy the Dreamer by Andrew Browne.

In Maths we grouped object into tens to make it easier to count them.

We made banana milk shake and had great fun using the bike to blend the ingredients.

Our focus in Maths is place value. We used different apparatus to represent 2-digit numbers.