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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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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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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 🙂

Fun afternoon thanks to Ellie, Amy, Kayla and Lois

We had so much fun this afternoon. Amy, Lois, Kayla and Ellie, with help from Amy, Michele and John, had organised the most amazing afternoon. They tricked the class into thinking we were going to be doing Jolly Grammar, but instead, everyone has an invite slipped into their workbooks, for their obstacle course, water slide and chocolate and food stall!

We couldn’t have had better weather as we were met at the door, by our bossy police officers, to attempt the first of several obstacle courses. Everything went at a very fast pace and there was lots of fun in trying to complete all the amazing challenges. There were lots of refreshments too along the way.

The ice cream stall and chocolate fountain were a big hit, as was the amazing water slide. I hope you enjoy the photos.