ELM - Y2/Y3
Elm class had a visit from Palaeo archaeologist James at the start of their new topic ‘Tribal Tales’.
“He said in the Old Stone Age they wore simple clothes and he held up the roughest clothes I had ever seen! Callie had to wear them and she looked really weird.” Robert
“I can’t believe the Old Stone Age was 13,000 years ago!” Eddie
“The Middle Stone Age people stayed in one place, were good at fishing, had store houses and lived by lakes. I wouldn’t like to live in this age.” Niamh
“He told us about our first ancestor called Lucy. She was a bit hairy so then I decided that I did not want her to be my ancestor! Noooooo!” Josie
“The Palaeolithic people had to follow animals around because they were their prey and James called them mobile Tescos. I found it really funny.” Francesca
“We tried to hit a chair which had a mountain goat fur on with a javelin. I hit it two times.” Xavier
“James told us that Stone Age people used to chew up charcoal and it made black paint, they used it for cave paintings! ‘Urgh!!!’ all the class said” Martha
Gods and Mortals
We had lots of fun activities linked to our topic of 'Gods and Mortals' such as creating our own God top trumps, designing a Greek pot, finding out about Greek soldiers and writing our own Greek myths. We finished the term with a class assembly where we performed a play based on the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse.
We had fun making skeleton models of 3D shapes with jelly sweets and cocktail sticks. We were able to describe the shapes using the language of faces, edges and vertices.
Innovate Week - Sewing
During innovate week, we learnt how to sew 2 pieces of fabric together to make a fish to go in our river. This was very challenging for some of us as we had never sewn before. However, this brought out the best of our learning skills - we showed resilience, peer support and determination. Each one of us made a lovely fish, some independently and some with support. Photos of the finished fish will be posted soon.