ELM - Y2
We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Bubble Bach’ experience not only listening to the wonderful live music but also admiring all the different shapes and sizes of bubbles. They were an amazing rainbow colour too.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Elm class were very fortunate to have a visitor called Simon from Wiltshire Air Ambulance to talk to us about the amazing service they provide for people in Wiltshire. He also taught us how to do CPR and put someone in the recovery position. Using the ‘Baby Shark’ song helped us to get the right rhythm for performing CPR.
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.
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.
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.