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Setting Up Our Wormery 🪱

The worms are now in their new home making compost. This  compost can be mixed into the soil  along with the liquid from the bottom of the wormery. Both are full of nutrients that are good for growing plants.

Setting up

Then add the worms

Sprinkle on the worm food

Finish with a layer of wet shredded newspaper.

We put  our wormery outside in an area with shade so the worms don’t get too hot.

We need to check  the worms.





Worm Fun

Today in Primary 1 and 2/1 we began the next part of our Wild Challenge, setting up a class wormery. We started by talking about worm characteristics, thinking about how they move, what they look like, where we would find them, what they eat, the dangers they might face and why worms  are so important.

We looked at worms with our magnifiers and used our charts to help us identify the different parts of the worm’s  body. We then went on a worm hunt looking for places that worms might choose to live, under leaves, logs and in the soil. After we had studied them we put them back carefully.

As we carried out our activities we had to take turns to use the equipment, we had to share our ideas and listen to others.

Wild Challenge – Food and Water For Wildlife

Primary 1 and 2/1 starting working towards achieving  their  bronze certificate in the RSPB Wild Challenge.  We began by talking about SWAF, what animals and birds need to survive, SHELTER WATER AIR and FOOD. We thought about  how our school grounds provide this.

To help our playground birds we decided to put out water and bird food. We made bird kebabs by threading  apples, cheese, sultanas, and  strawberries onto wire and fat balls, which was a very messy job!

World Book Day in P1

Primary 1 had great fun on World Book Day. Throughout the day we shared lots of different stories, we did a fairytale quiz and went on a book trail around the school grounds.We made stick puppets of some of the characters from Chicken Licken and used them to retell the story and to create a new ending for the story.

All about foxes 🦊

After reading the story of Chicken Licken primary 1 chose the character of the fox to write about. We thought of different words to describe to fox and what we had learnt about his character from the story. We then used these words to help us write sentences about the fox. Before we wrote our sentences we said them out loud thinking about all the little words that we needed to link our ideas.