Muddy Jo, Sam the Van, Craig the Carpenter, Pretty Polly and Jolly Jon came in from Greener Growth, to help us make the nature area more, friendly for the wildlife. First of all we watched Sam and Craig build a nature hotel on the wall for the birds, bats and other creatures. It was made out of treated wood shaped in a hexagon.
Next to the pond we built a wooden pyramid out of sticks, logs and Silver Birch. We built this because in the winter all the animals have to have somewhere to live. We had to make sure there is enough holes so that the animals can climb into the nest.
Last of all we planted 2 different types of Willow, the reason we planted it in autumn is because Willow is dormant in this season. Firstly we had to lay down a black weed suppressing membrane so that the weeds don’t take all of the nutrients from the Willow. Two volunteers helped to poke holes in the membrane with bamboo sticks so that we could plant in the Willow. The Willow must be in the ground firmly.
By Millie and Aimee.
This week we had a visitor in Squirrel class, Jo (Muddy Jo) from Greener Growth. She brought in some bean pods that we opened and inside were some beautiful beans. We are going to dry the beans and let them harden so that we can take them home and plant them in our gardens.
By Aimee and Rhys
Have a fantastic break and we will see in a week refreshed and ready for the new term.
I hope you have had a wonderful summer break. We have all experienced a very enjoyable and productive first few weeks back at school. We have shared our holiday stories and started to create letters to write to an imaginary pen pals.
We were excited to have a special assembly on the school field where the new outdoor cabin was revealed. In the afternoon we discussed ideas for our new topic 'Come Dine With Me' and we have decided to come up with a menu that we will be able to use and apply to numerous subjects, this week we will strat our instructional writing in Literacy.
Homework will be set from next Thursday. (Homework is always collected on Tuesdays). PE is on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
We have had a very busy week in Squirrels this week, not only have we had our normal lessons but we have had to squeeze in singing practice for the 'Harvest Festival'. The whole school performed brilliantly and I was very proud of Squirrel class.
The learning objective for this week in Science was: To understand reversible and irreversible changes. To accomplish this we went to the cabin in groups of 8 and investigated whether butter, egg, water and bread were a reversible or irreversible material.