We were inspired by A garden alive with art: all-natural insect sculptures to make our own bugs:
The Biggies took advantage of the good weather to take some photos in the playground this morning. We then wrote poems to go with them.
This morning we were finding out about the trees in our playground.
We measured the height of trees with our clinometers.
We measured the circumferences of the trees and used a webpage to estimate how old the trees were.
We took photos of the trees, their leaves, bark and fruit.
Skills: maths skills: measuring, calculation to find out the heights. Team work. Taking pictures. Web browsing.
I made a sheepy maths game in pyonkee and this is a video of it.
Yesterday we were at Dow’s woods. Mr and Mrs Carter came in so we could go down to look at insects.
He told us what three ways a seed can spread. The first way is when the wind carry’s it away like the rose berry willow herb. The second way is an animal a squirrel can eat a seed and poop it out or burry and forget about it. The last way it pops like the gorse bush. In the spring they have yellow flowers and they smell like coconuts, they have black seeds pods that pop open and spread the seeds.
One thing that I really liked was when I saw a caterpillar not just any caterpillar a fuzzy one that looked like it had two eyes on its side but it did not. I found it on a leaf and I scooped it into my tub I did not name it, I released it when we were going to go back to school.
The second thing I found interesting was when we caught a lot of baby toads and we caught a frog at one point, I got to hold one of the baby toads remember to wet your hands first! I let it go and hop it went into the grass!
I really liked looking at all the bug like the spiders, butterflies and the ladybugs. I also really loved seeing the trees my favourite tree we saw was the beech because I like the way the seeds looked.
In conclusion I really liked Dows woods because I like looking at the bugs and nature. I love getting closeups of the insects I think they are interesting. We saw hundreds of mushrooms my favourite one was the Fly Agaric toadstool.
Anyway you can get your everyday stuff like milk water food even sweets and it’s child friendly so no alcohol or anything that is not child friendly.
There’s a competition of a logo for it so you go in the shop and there’s drawings on the walls there the logos.
You can vote for one and the one with the most votes wins. And all of them were made by Banton Primary by the primary 4’s 5’s 6’s and 7’s.