Upton Snodsbury, Worcester
Worcestershire WR7 4NH
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This week we have been reading the story of The Great Kapok Tree. From this story, we have been discussing,
acting and writing reasons why it is important for people to stop chopping down the trees in the
Amazon Rain forest. Here you can see us acting as a different animal in the rain forest and persuading
the lady to put down her axe and think about what she's doing.
In our first week, we used books and iPads to help us research and find information about the
Amazon Rain forest. We then created posters focusing on animals, weather and food and presented our
posters to the rest of the class.
How and when did dinosaurs become extinct?
This week we were lucky enough to visit Year R/1 so we could hold their new chicks.
We had to make sure we were silent so we didn't scare them.
We have had a week all about 2D and 3D shapes. We discussed similarities and differences
and were then using a venn diagram to sort our shapes into their properties.
This week we were lucky enough to go to the Think Tank in science week. We had lots of fun with Year 1
exploring the different areas of the think tank. Our favourite was the outside science garden.
For science week we had our parents and adults in to help us participate in different investigations.
Wow, what a start to the year! As we walked into the classroom we discovered a dinosaur egg! There
has been a different discovery every day this week and we're now writing to the paleontologist asking for help.
Is living in a castle better than a house?
Year 2 should be extremely proud of their selves. We have been practicing hard for this week's performance
on Jack and the Beanstalk. At the start of the half term, we planned what we wanted to make for our set and
props. We then printed and painted our scenery, learnt a beanstalk dance using our own knowledge of
germinating, practiced different songs and performed the story fantastically in order to put on a great show
for our school, family and friends.
What an incredible time we had at Warwick Castle! We had so much fun exploring the features and
rooms outside and inside the castle. Whilst we were there we went in the gaol, saw the portcullis, watched the
birds of prey, explored the horrible history maze and listened to a story from the princess.
We have been learning lots about castles whilst learning about subordinating conjunctions.
Here you can see us sorting sentences and matching them up to the correct sentence.
After a lot of persevering, we have completed our puppets.
We are now using Imovie on the Ipads to create a puppet show.
As a class, we have decided what props are needed for our big performance of Jack and The Beanstalk.
Here you can see us painting Jack's house and sponge printing to create a castle brick effect.
World Book Day! We all had a fantastic morning sharing our story characters.
Can you guess what story books we're from?
We had the pleasure of having the author and illustrator Shoo Rayner in our class for reading week.
In Year 2, he read Monster Boy to us and demonstrated how to draw the main characters.
It was so much fun!
What do living things need to survive?
We did a fantastic job showing our school and parents what we have learnt this topic.
Here you can see us all asking our audience whether the items we show them are living, non-living or dead.
This week we have been designing and planning our own hand puppets that we will then be able to act out
as a class. We chose our characters and have started cutting out fabrics to bring our puppets to life.
What a fantastic job we're doing!
On Monday, we came into school and during our lessons a note had dropped from the top of our beanstalk!
It must have been from the giant because the paper and writing was huge!
Here we are acting out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
We have been reading lots of different fairy tales so we can understand the five part sequence.
Can you guess what story we are acting out?
We came back to school and saw that something had happened over the Christmas holidays.
We noticed porridge, golden eggs, gingerbread men, high healed shoe, basket and beans!
We wonder what happened?
As you can see from our faces, we were extremely excited about seeing and tasting snow for the first time!
We have been using the ipads for our new favourite app, Kahoot!
We've been answering questions on explorers and competing against each other to win.
During maths this week we have been learning about fact families. To do this we investigated
making different towers that had to cost a certain amount. To challenge ourselves we had to make a taller
tower that went over 2 cubes.
We had a fantastic time watching Stick Man at the Malvern Theatre!
During forest school we even created our very own stick man.
What do animals and humans need to survive?
To finish off our topic we shared what we had been learning in front of the
rest of the school and our family and friends.
We had a fantastic time at Aston Hall Farm this week.
We had a tour of the farm on a tractor ride, saw the cows and their calves, horses and their foals and
even some sheep.
Using our understanding of making a cat mask, we then wrote instructions on how to make another animal mask.
We then followed our friend's instructions to see if they'd work.
Do you know who took the chocolate and biscuits?
Well, we found out by investigating and measuring the teacher's feet in our school.
This week we have been learning about instructions.
We started by following instructions to make a cat mask like Mog from our story.
Before our food, from the harvest service, went to the food bank we learnt about different food groups.
For our harvest service, we all donated lots of different food to be sent to the food bank. Year 2 have
been writing acrostic poems for our harvest service where some of us read them out in church.
This week we have learnt how important it is to know our alphabet and how to put words in alphabetical order.
This has now helped us to become more independent and use a dictionary for our spellings.
This week we have been planning and writing our own alternative story for Mog and the Vee Ee Tee.
We will then be editing and writing these up to go in our first class book.
This week we voted for our school and eco council representatives.
This week we had lots of fun during arts morning. We learnt all about how to draw self-portraits
and the features of our face. Here you can see us trying surrealism style.
This week in Forest School we have been learning how to use pen knives.
We also really enjoyed using the extended mud kitchen!