Tag Archives: Eco-Schools

Tree planting

While the P7s were on their second John Muir day, the P6s had an afternoon of tree planting. Firstly we helped John to plant the Queen’s jubilee trees, then we took some willow cuttings and planted them and finally we potted up some sycamore seedlings to plant next year. Everyone worked very hard and we’re looking forward to seeing another area of woodland grow up 1 Star (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1)
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Term 3

This term we have been learning about Sound, doing lots of investigations and practical science and making instruments. Today we will be looking at all the amazing and creative musical instruments that have been made. Looking forward to hearing them all.
Last Friday we did the RSPB Schools Birdwatch, we had made fat balls and put birdseed out for several weeks. We didn’t see many species – mostly House Sparrows and Starlings, but all the P6/7s were fantastic at using the binoculars and identifying the species. They had also made superb identification posters about all our most common birds.
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Moja Island Renewable Energy

This afternoon we worked in groups to find out a bit more about the different types of renewable energy and what are the best ones to use in different environments.
The children were scientists and had to work out what would be the best energies to use in their villages on Moja Island. We had lots of great discussions and group work.
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Bush Tucker Trial!

This afternoon we were talking about solutions to climate change and one of the things we can do is look at the types of food that we eat. A lot of people around the world eat insects, and they are full of protein and low impact on the environment. You can see from their faces what the P6/7 s thought of that! 😆

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Conservation Volunteers Part 2!

This afternoon the P7s went out to plant trees, while the P6s were at Bikeability. It was a beautiful afternoon, perfect for outdoor learning. To begin with Ms Scanlan showed the P7s how to plant a tree and then the P7s worked in pairs / groups to plant as many trees as they could. After Bikeability the P6s joined us and in total we planted 38 trees. Fantastic for helping the fight against climate change. Well done!

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Clarence the Climate Clatterer

Neil Bratchpeice, Sarah-Jayne Judge and Alba Abad Fernandez came into school this afternoon to run a comic book session. Neil and Sarah-Jayne explained some of the features of developing a character and the children gave Neil their ideas for our very own class character. It was amazing to see what Neil created for us. We also had a chance to draw a cartoon of our own, which we will finish next week.

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Conservation volunteers!

This afternoon while the P6s were doing Bikeability, the P7s did a fantastic job of cleaning out the pond. It had become really overgrown. Now there is lots of room again for the frogs and next year’s frogspawn 🐸

Ethan threw himself in to the task “It was really fun, especially going in.”

Anders said “ I really enjoyed it, we cleared out half of the pond.”

Hannah said “It was fun and it was really messy.”

Fiona said “It was fun because I didn’t get wet!”

Lena liked it because she got a wet bum!

Roma liked it because it was stinky.

Esther thought that it was fun to clear it out but it was stinky though!

Isla thought it was fun to make a huge pile of the vegetation from the pond.

Elijah thought the weeds were quite tasty…not really!!!

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John Muir Day 1

On Friday 10th September the P7s and Ms Scanlan had a rocky adventure with Rob at Scatness. Everyone challenged themselves with a look over the high cliffs, explored the rocky beach, searched for (and found – thank you Leighton) the geo cache, explored the Iron Age building, walked across the land bridge (without using our hands!), had a mindful moment and finally went on a rock hunt. We even tried a bit of sea lettuce!
As always we had a great day – thank you to Rob – and we’re looking forward to the next one already 🙂