Upton Snodsbury, Worcester
Worcestershire WR7 4NH
Tel: 01905 381288
To start of our topic for our last term we walked in to the classroom and found a pirate ship had taken
over our reading corner! All week we've been asking questions, wearing eye patches and completing
treasure hunts to find out more about pirates.
In computers we have been learning about emails, being safe on emails and how to use our school emails.
Then we received an email from Katie Morag asking all about what it's like where we live. It was so exciting!
This week we have been looking at different questions in maths and the best way to solve them.
We used our red robber subtraction and green greenhouse addition stickers to work out the problem.
We've started of the topic looking at a locality far away from us as we had a delivery
from a message in a bottle. It was Katie Morag! We have been reading her stories and
researching all about the Isle of Coll, where the stories are set.
This week we have been doing lots of investigations with our numbers.
Here you can see us playing the mystery calculator. I bet we can guess your number!
Wow, what a fantastic job we all did!
Everyone worked extremely hard to plan parts, design and make props and back drops, dance like an enchanted
woodland, sing beautifully and act and speak in a loud voice. A big well done to our class for showing their
confidence and love of Hansel and Gretel.
During science week, we have been learning about what a plant needs to survive. Does it need soil, we wondered.
To find out we planted cress on cotton wool. To end our science week we have been learning about food chains.
Here are a few of our food chains we thought of.
At the end of this half term, we have our Year 2 performance of Hansel and Gretel.
For this we have been designing our own props and backdrop. We can't wait to show you!
For our topic this half term, we are learning about the enchanted woodland.
In our classroom, we have our very own enchanted woodland reading corner that we love to read in.
We have even had some little visitors here. Can you guess who they might be?
Year 2 World Book Day
This week we have been writing, planning and preparing for our sharing assembly. We showed the school and our
family all about MRS GREN and habitats. We also had some fun reading out our fairy tale riddles for everyone
With the help of our adults, we started joining our materials together to make our puppets.
To do this we were sewing a running stitch around our fabrics. Thank you to those who came to help us :)
Thank you to all our parents for coming in to spend the morning playing our spelling games.
Here you can see us showing our family a range of spelling strategies to help us learn them at home.
This term we have learnt how to play the recorder. So far, we have learnt the notes B, A and G.
We have designed and started cutting out different fabrics for our Hansel and Gretel character puppets.
On Wednesday, we went on a visit to the Synagogue.
We explored this Jewish place of Worship and learnt lots about their symbols and important artifacts.
Here you can see us standing in front of the sacred Ark with the boys wearing kippahs on their head.
Once we investigated the classroom it made us think; could it be fairy tale characters?
To get more of an understanding of what they could have been up to in our classroom,
we sequenced and acted out traditional fairy tale stories.
As we entered the classroom this week we noticed lots of unusual items had been left. We found a
basket of food, a red ribbon, sparkly beans, three bowls of porridge and even bricks, sticks and straw.
This week we did a science investigation to find out if we could stop fruits from turning brown.
We had lots of fun doing our experiment and found the results very interesting.
In Maths, we have been exploring the classroom to find ways of showing halves and quarters.
Here you can see we shopped up fruit, used pencils and other pieces of equipment.
For our topic on food, we have researched where different fruits come from. We've drawn, molded clay and
painted fruit in art. Some of us hadn't even tasted fruits such as kiwi, mango and peach so we tasted them so we
could choose our favourite to make a fruit salad.
A big thank you to all of our parents who came to join us for our maths morning at school.
It was great fun to show our family our number skills through games.
In school we have had lots of fun in biscuit week.
We have been able to use our coins to buy biscuits and help other children to receive the correct change. Then
we had the opportunity to create two batches of gingerbread biscuits using plain flour and gluten free flour.
To start of our topic, we came in to the classroom to find clouds and laboratory!
This really didn't make sense until the next day. As we arrived into school and looked up,
there was giant meatballs and spaghetti hanging from the ceiling. From reading the story of
'cloudy with a chance of meatball' we now know to experiment with water into the FLDSMDFR.
This week in maths, we have been looking at different ways to make numbers through place value/number facts.
We loved building towers to make a total cost and challenged ourselves by making smaller and taller towers.
This week, to finish of our topic of old toys we have been following instructions to make a cup and ball.
Here you can see us reading and following it step by step to complete the finished product.
Through our memory box topic, we have been exploring and sharing our memory boxes.
From the story 'Elfa and the box of memories' we have sequenced and put ourselves in the characters seat
through hot seating.
This week in Forest School, we have been finishing off our wooden traditional toys. We made these using a bow
saw and palm drills to make wooden spinners for our Memory Box topic this term.
We have had a great first week in year 2.
We have been learning how to draw a self portrait looking at the size of our features. In maths, we have played
lots of fun games to help us with our place value of two digit numbers.