What a busy week we have had again. Finishing off all our owl pellet work. We have also been finding out about more food chains and webs, planting more trees, drawing and painting barn owls and finally listening to a fantastic performance in the hall this afternoon.
What a lovely term we have had and what a great class the P7s are.
This week we have been finding out about food chains and food webs.
Today Ms Scanlan brought in some long-eared owl pellets that had been found in Shetland. We spent the afternoon taking them apart and seeing what the owls had been eating. There were lots of bones in there and we could identify mice and rats by the jaw bones and teeth that we found. Everyone worked really hard and concentrated so well on what they were finding. It was really interesting.
Ms Scanlan had rescued a hedgehog at the weekend and brought it into class to show everyone. We had a really good look at it and then released it into the tree area, so that it can find a safe place to hibernate for the winter. This morning Robbie told us that he had checked on Sonic and it had moved away from where we left it and hopefully is now snuggled up in a little nest.
We did some research about hedgehogs and found out some interesting facts about them and also did some French about Le herrison!
What a lovely first full week back. It has been great to see everyone again and we have done so much this week and had lots of fun.
After seeing all the frogs around the pond we have been drawing / making and talking about animals in French. This afternoon we had a look at all the tree species and have been classifying and identifying them all for our Biodiversity topic.
What a lovely afternoon we had today, exploring the tree and pond areas, trying to find as many species as we could and then finding more frogs than we could have imagined! Everyone was very engaged and we all enjoyed the afternoon.
As part of our Fairtrade project, had an afternoon of very hard work, trying to imagine what it must be like to have to work really hard, in poor conditions, with hardly any pay. In areas of Kolkata, lots of children the same age as our class and younger, have to do this for hours every day and seven days a week. It is one of the reasons why Fairtrade is so important, to help families in this situation and make sure that children have access to an education.
Our class groups were paid for every 10 bags that they made and there was a rush to make as many as possible. Once we found out how much we had earned, we could have a look at how much food, rent, medicines etc cost and how much we could afford.
The groups worked really well together, but wouldn’t want to have to do this all day, every day!
This afternoon we continued on with our energy topic by looking at how pneumatic systems work.
We used two syringes, some tubing, a burger box, a paper cup and a pipe cleaner. We have made our model and they all open and close using pneumatics. We just need to paint and decorate them…watch this space!