Forest School Visitor

Forest School Thursday 27th June

The session began with a talk from Paula Roberts, a local Bee Keeper. The children learned about how important bees are to our environment, about the different types of bees we might find in our woods and gardens and which plants we can plant in our gardens to attract them. She also brought along lots of different objects for the children to touch, taste and smell. The remainder of the morning was spent on the Nature Trail making honeysuckle head dresses, den building and exploring.

Ecobricks project

This term we are learning about the coast. In class today we began to look at what a coastline is and why/how they change.

Throughout this topic we will also be learning about the effect of plastic on the coastlines as well as animals. To give back and reduce our own plastic footprint we are collecting any small plastic items, such as crisp packets or sweet wrappers to place inside a litre plastic bottle. This is because the company wasteaid are running an appeal for ‘ecobricks’ which are the filled plastic bottles to help build houses in Africa. We will then send this to Africa.

Also we will be reusing lots of plastic this term to create plastic sculptures to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

 

Stunning Starter – Trip to Bohemia Gardens

On Thursday 7th June Year 3 had a glorious afternoon in the sun at Bohemia Walled Garden as our stunning starter for this terms topic ‘How does your garden grow?’. We started our school trip with a picnic on the field followed by playtime on the grass which the children loved. We took advantage of our surroundings and used the opportunity to do some outdoor learning, including observational drawings and mapping our journey to the gardens. Children were also in the walled garden exploring for bugs and plants, weeding, watering and tending to our growing plants. We had a great trip rounded off with ice lollies to celebrate our fabulous day.

Jerwood Gallery Exhibition

On Wednesday 5th June Year 3 walked down to the Jerwood Gallery for the final visit of our project ‘Pearls of the Sea’. The purpose of this trip was to view the art exhibition which included our very own work! It was brilliant to see the children’s hard work displayed on the walls and the children were extremely pleased to see their creations of nonsense poetry and illustrations combined in a book. A massive congratulations to the children; thank you to all the parents that have helped us throughout the project and visited the gallery to view the exhibition and finally a huge thank you to our fantastic artist Ed Boxall.

   

Astrodome visit

After all the money raised from the skipathon, we were able to invite an astrodome company in as a fantastic finish to our topic of ‘Space’.

Both classes had a great morning, learning all about the star constellations and facts about each planet.