We have started to explore a new area of Maths this week. We braved the February weather to take our learning outside into the playground. The markings on our play areas were perfect for helping us explore parallel and perpendicular lines. We looked for right angles too. It’s amazing how many you find when you actively go looking!
The current favourite game to play in class PE is “Crounders” (a combination of rounders and cricket). The pupils have had so much fun playing it for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to take some photographs to share with you…
We have been planting seeds for wildlife. The flowers will be food for lots of insects and animals. We have been making recycled newspaper pots for the seedlings. They are growing so fast. Everyone has been taking a turn to water them 😃
Today we have been planting seeds for wildlife. We have planted the seeds in containers and then when they have grown we will plant them outside. Every day we will go out to the poly tunnel and check to see how they are growing.
Today we went out to the trees to learn about the different species. We saw a few Shetland bumblebees feeding on the Willow flowers. We also went to look at how our tree saplings are doing, ready to plant in a couple of weeks. They looked great and we got some ideas about where to plant them.
This afternoon we all took part in the RSPB Schools birdwatch. Schools throughout the whole of the UK take part in this and record the birds in their school grounds.
The results are then uploaded to the RSPB and they use the information to look at changes in bird populations.
Local birdwatcher Glen Tyler took groups of children out and we used our school binoculars, that Ness Engineering and Hugh Harrop had given us last year. The children asked lots of questions as they went around the school and used Hugh’s identification guide to learn a bit more about the local birds.
Everyone said they would like to do this again.
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