Class 2 and 3 had the pleasure of visiting Bramble Cottage – a new play centre in Blackburn. The pupils had a great time; sliding down the shoot, dressing up in different costumes, using the climbing wall and role playing in the shop and kitchen. Check out our photos to see how much fun it was! We can’t wait for our next visit.
Class 6 have been busy learning about the new topic ‘Finding Dory’. After watching the film we have been exploring ‘Under the Sea’. We have been also enjoying Blue Planet 2 and watching the fish and other creatures.
We bought the ingredients to make fishcakes and fish pie. The children enjoyed smelling the different fish – mackerel, tuna and salmon. We mashed the potatoes and chopped spring onions. Dipping the fishcakes into the egg and breadcrumbs was very messy!
Group 3 took photographs in the park and used the “My Sketch” app to create digital effects. I am sure you will agree the results are fantastic.
We had a fantastic visit from 2 African Drummers from “Live Music Now”. The pupils really enjoyed listening to listening to traditional African songs, watching and joining in with dancing, as well as having a go on the drums themselves!
We’ve had a great time in the playground playing with all our friends in the sun!
Group 6 had a great time visiting the canal on Thursday. We met the Dougie and the team from the Bridge 19-40 Canal Society. This is our charity for the YPI project. We got the chance to steer the boat and we enjoyed meeting all the volunteers who looked after us.
Why not visit them and you too can have a fabulous trip on the canal.
Since Christmas the Eco Committee has been really busy working towards our Eco School application. The members of the committee decided to focus on improving the school’s ability to grow its own food and on improving the biodiversity of the school garden.
To increase our ability to grow our own food the school has invested in new raised beds and a large poly-tunnel. Both projects have been a great success and the pupils are growing a wide range of food such as carrots, fennel, radishes and potatoes.
The main focus of the biodiversity improvements was to encourage more use of the garden by local birds. The Eco Committee sourced three new bird feeders and decided where they should be hung in the garden. The committee regularly tops up and cleans the feeders and have been learning how to recognise garden birds so they can spot them when they visit the garden.
All in all it has been a busy but successful time. We are hoping to put in our Eco School application before we break for Summer so watch this space.