Year group: Year 2 Teacher: Miss Jarvis
In Forest School we looked for things that were alive ,have been alive or have never been alive. We found lots of flowers to press and enjoyed chalking flowers along the fence.
Today we had a visit from a group of doctors and trainee doctors who told us about the NHS. We had a great time trying on scrubs,using stethoscopes, bandaging each other and taking part in a quiz.
Science Week - In the last few days of term we did lots of science experiments .
. How shadows are made.
. We made huge bubbles using hoops.
. We made paper aeroplanes and looked at whose design flew the furthest.
. We made bridges to carry a small car.
. Made long runs with dominoes.
. Drew colourful rainbows using absorbent paper,felt tip pens and water.
It was great fun and we finished the week with a zoom call with Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow.
In Forest school today we continued to look for signs of new life. This conker is sprouting so we will plant it to see if we can grow a new Horse Chestnut tree.
The mushroom is growing on some dead wood. these type can not be eaten as they are poisonous.
We searched for worms and tried to encourage them to come to the surface by stamping( we were pretending to be a rain shower). Next we built our wormeries using sand ,soil, compost and leaves and added our worms.
In Forest school this week we looked at what makes up soil. We found it is formed from stones ,sand, clay ,leaves and bark.
We mixed sand, compost ,clay and water to made our own soil. We used it to make mud faces to stick on the fence.
Rabbits and Squirrels enjoyed a sunny, warm Forest school today. We looked for signs of spring around the grounds and found crocus, daffodils and blossom out already. This is great news for the bumble bees we spotted flying around.
We also collected a plant called Cleavers or Goose Grass which can be used to make a drink with apple juice. You have to wash it thoroughly, crush the plant in a pestle and mortar to extract the juice and then mix it with the apple juice.
It smelt like fresh grass ,some people tried it and thought it was delicious.
The children in Year 2 wrote letters to the staff at Great Western Hospital Emergency Department to thank them for all the work they are doing to help our community at this difficult time. The children were delighted to receive an email from the team, thanking them for their letters. They also sent photos of themselves with the letters and, although they are all wearing masks, it's clear to see they were very happy to receive the letters!