ELM - Y2
'While we can't hug' helps to explain to children why things are different and might be nice for parents to share with their children.
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World Book Day
Elm class came dressed as a variety of different characters from their favourite books as part of world book day.
We were very fortunate that Mr Ridgway was able to come in as an RNLI volunteer to tell us all about the RNLI and the important job they do with all their volunteers to keep us safe at the seaside and when we go in the sea. Elm class found out lots of amazing facts which they put into their fact files and some of us also got to dress up as RNLI Lifeboat people and Lifeguards.
Sue Lovejoy took Elm class for a ‘Calm Kids Yoga’ lesson. We all found it very relaxing and learnt a lot about how to use our breath to calm our bodies down.
Beat Band Boogie
As part of their topic this term called ‘Beat Band Boogie’ Elm class are learning how to play the Ukulele. They will be performing with their Ukuleles' during their class assembly at the end of the term.
Rocktopus rocked the school when they visited KS1 on Tuesday 7th January. Armed only with an electric guitar, drum kit, microphones and some clever recording equipment they worked with all the KS1 classes to write, produce and record songs. It was an amazing day and everyone enjoyed sharing the songs they had helped to write at the end of the day.
“I liked how they used our ideas to expand them into a song.”
“They were really good at music, putting the songs together and remembering them.”
“I went home and tried to make my own song with my guitar.”
“They were amazing!”
Elm class have really enjoyed learning how to play lacrosse this term with Steve from Advanced Sports despite the weather!! They have learnt how to pick up, throw, score with the ball and how to play a lacrosse game.
Elm class had a visit from a firefighter who told them all about how to keep safe and what to do in the event of a fire. They learnt how often to test fire alarms, what to do if there is smoke and to ‘Stop, drop and roll’ if their clothes are on fire. Some of them even got to try on the firefighters special clothing they put on to fight fires.
Trip to Malmesbury
On Wednesday 6th November Elm class visited Malmesbury. First we walked up the steep steps. Next we went to the Birdcage, the monument in the High Street. We looked at all the shops in the high Street. Next we went to the Library and met Carolyn. She told us about the library and we had to find books. We went to the Abbey and met Andrew. There we found out about the Abbey and had our lunch. Afterwards we walked to the Athlestan Museum. I saw lots of interesting things and liked it in the museum. I saw a picture of how the Abbey used to look. We went on the bus on the way home and we walked along the river and saw the old railway tunnel before we left. By Leo
Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Elm class have been exploring their new topic of 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures' through trying foods from around the world, making and tasting fruit smoothies and carrying out different science investigations looking into melting and mixing.