As part of PSHE, Class 2 are learning about How to keep Healthy. Today the children enjoyed a visit and talk from one of our mum’s who is a nurse at Taunton, working on the childrens day surgery.
The children learnt about the different major organs, what they do and how we keep them healthy. They listened carefully and wrote up lots afterwards.
The children looked at the folders used in hospital to welcome children and prepare them for a stay in hospital. Elmer is used to show children what to expect and where the ‘magic’ cream is used and to see a cannula.. The most exciting part was listening to their heartbeat through the stethoscope which all children had a turn at.
This morning, Middle Class set off for Exmoor alongside KS2 from East Anstey. We were lucky enough to be visiting Haddon Hill to further our Topic work on the Stone Age. As soon as we got there, we set off on a hike to stretch our legs. There were lots of Exmoor ponies around and we were lucky enough to see some of the new foals!
Once we had reached the top of the hill, our guide Sophie told us all about the local area and what it would have been like during the Stone Age. We thought about how settlements might communicate with each other across long distances and tested some of our previous knowledge on our Topic.
After hiking back down the hill and an early lunch, we were ready for our afternoon activities. First, we made our way to a woodland area to build Stone Age shelters. Children were allowed to use any natural materials that they could find to make a shelter big enough for their whole group to fit inside. Each group worked well together to decide on a design, find the materials that they needed and then build their shelters.
Once we had built and tested our shelters, it was then our turn to make some clay pots and sculptures. Our guide Willow explained to us how people would have made clay during the Stone Age and we thought about what they might have used clay pots for. We worked hard to create our clay pots and sculptures, using natural materials around us to make patterns and even to add to our pots.
We then started the journey home, transporting our clay pots safely until they dried. It was an excellent day with beautiful weather, great activities and fantastically behaved children as usual!
On Wednesday, Middle Class decided to make the most of the weather and take our learning outside! We have been learning about Celtic roundhouses as part of our topic, what they look like and what would have been inside. Miss Jones took the children onto the playground to draw outlines of Roundhouses, thinking about their size and shape.
In middle class, we have been learning about Stonehenge as part of our Stone Age to Iron Age topic. We have looked at how it was built, why it was built and how it has changed over the years. On Tuesday afternoon, we decided to build our own models of Stonehenge using clay. Children had to work together in their table groups to study the shape and look of Stonehenge and try to replicate this in their models. The results were fab!
This afternoon, Middle Class planned an investigation to test which of the balls in the PE shed was the bounciest. Children decided how they were going to test this, wrote their method, made a prediction and designed their own results table. We had lots of fun carrying out our investigations (just what we needed after a busy morning!)
This term we have been taking part in Yoga Club, trying to relax ourselves at this very busy time of year! Today, some of the Year 4 girls decided that they wanted to lead part of the session, modelling the poses for the rest of the group. I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to get some photos!
Only a quick blog post from me as I know Mr Scandrett has been blogging each day with the exciting things that we have got up to!
I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to all the children for making it such an enjoyable residential and for embracing the whole experience. All of the children had a go at every activity even if they weren’t sure! They were perfect representatives for our school and we are very proud of all of them.
I hope the children enjoyed the trip as much as the members of staff did, and I hope that you all have a well deserved rest ready for Monday!
This morning, Class 2 had a very exciting visitor. An archaelogisit called Faye came to talk to us about the excavation project happening at South Molton Rugby Club. She brought lots of exciting artefacts for us to hold and look at.
These included a bronze axe, a deer pelt, arrow heads and a giant horn from a cow! The children really enjoyed holding all these objects and talking about the Bronze Age.
Faye then dressed Iris up to look like someone from the Bronze Age. She used a wool blanket and a brooch.
The children filled in fact sheets about their favourite item that Faye had brought. Class 2 had a brilliant morning and are hoping to be able to visit the excavation in South Molton soon!
Today we had our second visit from Jo for another exciting Space day! After an assembly to introduce the day, Class 2 went back to our classroom to complete an experiment about meteors and craters. First of all, Jo had given us some real meteorites to hold and have a look at!
We then had to use marbles and rocks to investigate meteors. We dropped them in sand and measured the craters that they left behind to find out which weight or size meteor made the biggest crater.
In the afternoon, we went back to the hall for an investigation about rockets! We were using long balloons to see how far they would go depending how much ‘fuel’ they had. This involved measuring the distance, time and making sure it was a fair test each time.
Class 2 had a great day and enjoyed all the science activities that we did! I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thankyou to the parents that joined us for this exciting day!
Today in Class 2 we had a wonderful day for World Book Day. The children enjoyed dressing up, sharing their favourite stories and discussing their favourite characters. We also had a book scavenger hunt where we hunted for words in our book corner and we even had a book quiz to test our knowledge! In all the excitement of the day, I forgot to take any photos of the amazing costumes!
We are also looking forward to an exciting Science Day tomorrow with lots of activities going on, and will hopefully have lots of photos to share.