ELM - Y2
Trip to Lower Moor Farm
Elm class had a fantastic sunny trip to Lower Moor Farm Nature Reserve in Somerford Keynes. We found different minibeasts under logs, in the tall grass and by pond dipping. We used charts to identify them and then recorded how many of each minibeast we had found.
We enjoyed our lunch sat in the cool Round House.
After lunch we had an interesting walk through the nature reserve to the woods collecting different coloured natural things we found on our way. Once in the woods we played the minibeast game. Then once we had listened to a story about ‘Boggarts’ we made our own ‘Boggart’ from clay.
Random Acts of Wildness
The children have been designing and painting their very own Victorian Portrait. They were inspired by Henry VIII’s portrait and learnt about Victorian clothes and looked at how the frame enhances the picture. The children choose a mixture metallic colours and watercolours to create their portraits.
Egg Box Dragons
We finally got to make our egg box dragons after starting them in January, and I'm sure you will agree they look fantastic.
Happy Easter from Elm Class
Our Spring inspired daffodil canvas art work.
Red Nose Day
We enjoyed sharing our jokes throughout Red Nose Day and hearing new ones!
Elm Class’ Science Week
We participated in the Science Farm Live STEM lesson on Future farming Robots. We found out about different types of soil and what autonomous machines were. By doing some precision weeding we were able to design a machine to weed a field.
We had fun with the Dyson science challenges and found out that yes raisins can dance! We also explored how ping pong balls can float in the air but unfortunately our floating paper clip investigation didn’t work!
Our second Science Farm Live STEM lesson asked the question ‘Which came first the chicken or the egg?’ We saw some chicks being born and then learnt how to tell the difference between boy and girl chickens.
We finished our Science week by designing our own Robo-bug. We thought about the amazing features that insects have and how we could use them to solve challenges eg. how to rescue someone or give someone medicine.
As part of the Christmas crafts funded by BEDSA, Elm class created these colourful reindeer by using decoupage
Elm class have enjoyed their lacrosse lessons, learning how to control, pass and score with the ball.
Hand Of Kindness
We have created our own heart of kindness since returning to school. We have also been practising Mindfulness every day, exploring different breathing techniques. We have found it makes us feel: calm, happy, relaxed and like we are at home!
Here We Are
We are using the book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers for all our work this term. We painted pictures of what Earth looks like to us using watercolours along with writing guides about Earth for any visitors to our planet to read!
We enjoyed a forest school morning as part of finding out about our outside school environment. We explored, discovered and created lots of different things which helped us to understand the world we live in and the world around us.