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Sowing our seeds to nurture and keep indoors.

Eco Leaders 21/02/24

We looked at the different sizes and shapes of fruit and vegetable seeds.

January Eco Leaders minutes

Book Swap: Thursday 30th November 2023

The Eco leaders organised a book swap for the whole school. 

They have been busy finding top tips in order to cut down carbon emissions. One of the ways we looked at was to share and recycle our old books which then become a new book to someone else. We invited the children to bring in a book which they would like to swap in their class in order to reuse and recycle. 

We had a great turn out and the children were so excited to take home a new book! 

Thank you to the parents/carers who supported this event at HWP. 

Eco Leaders

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Tuesdays top tip from the Eco Leaders is to turn down your heating by one degree to help with Carbon emissions.

Watch out for our Tuesday tweets in November.

The Eco leaders will be will be posting top tips on how we can all do our bit to cut carbon emissions. 

Every little helps

 

A huge congraulations to our new Eco leaders 

  Urangoo - Year 1 

Nuran- Year 2

Zayn -Year 3

Jasmine - Year 4 

Lexi - Year 5

Tyler - Year 6 

Myself and Mrs Ross are looking forward to some new exciting projects with our 2023/24 Eco leaders.

Look out for our first Eco leaders meeting date.

 

 

Thursday 28th September 2023

 

During our meeting we discussed the role of an ECO leader and what  project  we would like to further investigate.

We are going to be looking into 'Cutting Carbon' within our school and homes and come up with strategies we can all use.

We also have Severn Trent coming into school at the end of November to lead an assembly and deliver workshops to Key Stage 1.

Hopefully; we will be able to help our school and the wider community reduce carbon emissions.

Meet the ECO leaders

Our Eco leaders meeting             21/06/2023

 

We talked about what we had enjoyed about being an Eco leader.

What was our favourite project ?

What could we do even better ?

We all agreed that we would of like more time to dedicate to different projects.

We enjoyed growing potatoes and then cooking with them as part of the GYOP grow your own potatoes project 2023.

From the soil to our plate 

 

 

 

Eco leaders meeting minutes 14/03/23

 

Susan - year 1 

Sofia - year 3

Sophie - year 4 

Brooklyn - year 5 

 

We discussed how we could raise money to buy two rainwater savers to help us maintain our garden and feed our plants.

We decided we will sell our special seed pencils, a pack of four at 50 pence.

Write a letter to our local Aldi who stock rainwater savers to see if they could help us.

We have signed up to BIG SEED SOW where you are encourage to grow more plants and vegetables to help nature and swap seeds with the community or ask for donations to help our gardens.

We designed a poster to let pupils and parents know about the sale.

 

Eco Leaders joined the garden bird watch. 

27 th January 2023

 

Monday 30th January we took part in the big count joining the RSPB birdwatch. We spent our playtime following the birds songs and trying to identify which birds we attract on to our school grounds. We used our ID boards, binoculars and sat quietly waiting to spot different birds. A cheeky Robin popped up and down singing to us, the magpies followed us with the striking eyes and the pigeons sat heavy on the branches above us.

The Eco leaders enjoyed getting to know the visitors that come to our garden and what we can do to encourage more birds in to our gardens.

8th November 2023

This week we hosted our water awareness day with Severn Trent. We started with an assembly talking about the importance of keep ourselves hydrated during the school day and what effects it can have on our bodies. Captain hydrate and Molly taught us how we check if we are drinking enough water during our day. 

After we had workshops in each year group discussing how we can save water at home and also had the opportunity to do a practical water experiment to see who's group wasted the most water. 

ECO leaders then meet after school with our the severn trent leaders to discuss further projects that we can do within school to save water and raise awareness of water waste. 

Watch this space adults for more handy hints and tips that you could try at home. We will also be putting some tips on twitter to help and you can also check out Severn Trent's website.

2/10/2022

We were very lucky to be gifted some amazing pencils, they are not ordinary pencils,they have seeds in the end of them. We have decided to start a project over the holidays to grow some of these plants at home and record our growth on a chart. The children are able to post their pictures on our school’s twitter page.

ECO leaders minutes

27 th September 2022

 

During our meeting we discussed the role of an ECO leader and decide on a project that we would like to further investigate.

We are going to look into saving water within our school and homes and come up with strategies we can all use.

We have contacted Severn Trent who are going to come into school and lead an assembly, workshops in the key stage 2 and a meeting with the ECO leaders after school.

Hopefully we will be able to help our school and our wider community save water in the future.

We were able to collect our potatoes from the school garden and take them to the kitchen to cook them. We peeled them, chopped them and cooked them together. We came up with some great ideas on how to cook them. We made potatoe chips by boling them  adding a few favours and roasting in the oven. 

The Eco leaders enjoyed the process of growing to cooking and tasting potatoes that were not from the shops. 

Our faces say it all. 

Monday 28th March 2022

After school Eco team meeting

Members present at meeting; Mrs Tudor, Zuzanna, Amelia, Emily, Alfie, Livar, Aimua, James, Enrie and Jaxon.

Zuzanna told us how well the elimination of single-use plastic in lunch boxes is working and that some children are well on their way to getting their first prize.

We planted some Forget me nots in plant pots. we plan to put them at the school entrance.

We then watched a video (kids against plastic) on how single-use plastic affects our plant.

 

Eco Team Meeting 27/01.2022.

Autumn Terms 1/2

Present at meeting;  Mrs Tudor, Tanaka, Zuzanna, Amelia, Emily, Alfie, Livar, Aimua, James, Enrie, Jaxon

 * We discussed if the recycling bins were doing well in classrooms. Children informed me   that they were.

 * We talked about reducing single-use plastic in lunch boxes. Tanaka and Zuzanna are       going to write a letter to parents to inform them of this, to persuade them to think about     helping the school to achieve this.

 * We have had an e-mail from the Woodland Trust informing us that our saplings will be   arriving between 28th February and 14th March of which the team were excited about   and looking forward to planting them. We will be planting a couple of them for the   Queens Platinum Jubilee and arranging to have a plaque made for the occasion.

Recycle bins

20.11.21

We now have established the recycling bins in the classrooms. This is going well.

 

Eco Responsibility Team 2021/22

Welcome to the Eco Team this year.

 

Zuzanna, Tanaka, Amelia, Emily, Alfie, Livar, Aimua, James, Enrie, Jaxon 

 

We are looking forward to helping the school to become more environmentally friendly.

 

This year we will be;

 

  • Putting recycling bins in each class
  • Reduce plastic in lunch boxes
  • Grow your own potatoes again this year
  • Arrange areas in the garden for each class to grow their own vegetables/fruit
  • Source ways of getting planters/ raised beds for the classes
  • Help classes in their planting
  • Harvest the vegetables/fruit
  • Arrange with class teachers to cook the produce grown, possibly calling the sessions 'Foodie Friday'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eco Responsibility Teams meeting      13/11/20

  • The team watched a video called 'The Promise, which explains how the world is a      nicer place with trees and plants in it.
  • They are putting together a poem to promise to help make the world a better place by planting. Look out for it on the Eco display soon!
  • Talked about what our favourite fruit vegetables are, possibly thinking about sending out questionnaires to find out what the favourite fruit and veg people want us to plant.
  • The year 5 members to go out  on Monday with Forest school to take part in a video called Wollaton watch, which is learning about nature and knowing the  benefits of outdoor spaces and encouraging nature.
  • At the present time we are going to concentrate on feeding the birds and planting some wild flowers in the garden.

 

Welcome to your new ECO Team  20/21

  Year 1     Peniel,Zariah,

  Year2      Stefan, Mollie

  Year3      Oscar, Kirsten

  Year4      Renaya, Philip

  Year 5     Soma, Isaac

  Year 6     Jack,   Melissa

Talk to them if you have any good ideas to improve the school environment.

Apply for a school resposibility role for the next academic year NOW! (2020-21)

ECO Team check out the link below to see how you can help Hedgehogs in your own back garden.

 

This week is Hedgehog awareness week see if you can spot one in your garden.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48191799

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week from 3 - 9 May and, as numbers are going down, we've got some top tips on how to help the spiky animals.

It's thought the number of hedgehogs living in the British countryside has plummeted by more than half since 2000.

Around 60 years ago, 36 million hedgehogs used to snuffle in UK gardens. Now there are thought to be around one million left.

ECO Team

As we enter the Summer term I know things are very different at the moment but there are lots of activities we can do around the house and gardens. There are lots of websites about recycling at home. Urban wildlife watch in our garden seeing which creatures visits us.

http://www.wildlifeinthecity.org/

Have a look at this website it has great fun facts about animals that might visit our areas.

Ideas how you could make a bug garden or bird feeders.

I hope you have fun and cant wait to see you all soon.

ECO Team

Spring is nearly here have a look around your garden to see what you can identify . Can you spot shoots growing ? What flowers do you have ? What bugs are around in the garden? Can you spot different ones?

Anyone can join in the garden search ,lets see what we can discover.

I have put a few pictures on that I have in my garden and a activity sheet that you could write in the backs of your books.

Happy hunting.

Eco Team -  Spring Term 2

 

This term the Eco team have taken on 2 projects

  • Our own Worm Farm
  • Growing our own potatoes

The worm farm has been great we decided that each class would enjoy looking after the worms , the Eco leaders from each class would collect food waste from after the school dinner and monitor the feeding of the worms 1 teaspoon each day. We are monitoring the worms and finding out some very interesting facts about them.

Worms have 5 hearts. What other interesting facts do you know ?

 

 

 

 

 

Potatoes for schools project

Growing our own potatoes we have had to follow the instructions and understand the stages that potatoes go through. Chitting which is a process that the potatoes needs to grow roots ready for planting them. We have used our Forest school area to plant the potatoes and using netting over the top to stop animals and birds trying to eat them.

              

Lots of exciting plans this year ,early this term we joined teams with JLT and the Ambassadors to look at recycling and how our school could support our local environment. We are going look at reducing plastic use throughout our school from encourage the pupils to use water that can be reused not just thrown away. We are going to write a letter to the local council to see what happens to our school paper, card and plastic waste ?

BIG BIRD WATCH

This term we are also looking at our environment and will be joining the Nation in Bird spotting week to see what Birds we have visit in our gardens.

What Birds visit your garden?

 

RSPD Bird watch

Welcome to our new Eco Team -

                  2019-2020

 

Friday 20th September 

 

Our new team have already been busy creating and designing plans for our forest school garden area. 

We are going to be planting some trees together very soon. 

Photos to follow!

 

We are going to be carrying out a year long project which will support our outdoor learning and how to ensure we are an eco friendly school. 

Energy and Recycling Quiz

Thursday 13th June

 

The Eco Team have created a quiz which enables the whole school to participate in. We have researched ways to help save energy and how that can help our environment. We have all found out lots of information that we didn't know before and were excited to share it with everyone. 

Welcome to Mrs Tudor who has joined our wonderful team!

Thursday 28th March 

 

We have delivered an assembly to update the rest of the school about our plans for the rest of the year.

 

Our plans

We have joined the Walkers crisp recycling scheme. We want everyone in school to recycle crisp packets. We have found out all of the different things that they can be turned into. 

Also we are going to be looking our our bug hotel and added some seeds to it. 

 

The Eco Team wanted to remind everyone the benefits of being eco-friendly and how we can do this. 

 

 

Welcome back to a new year to our wonderful Eco Team.

We will be focussing on our first assembly of 2019. 

Our first meeting will be arranged soon.

First meeting with new eco team

A big welcome Guy, James, Jacob, Sophia, Ghofran, Ryan, Lily, Zuriel, Alayah, Victoria, Liam and Roberta who are our new eco team for 2018/2019. Really looking forward to working with you all, we are going to be a great team working together to keep our school eco friendly. I'm also planning on growing lots of fruit and veg this year, so get prepared for lots of exciting but hard work! we can do this smiley

Monday 9th July 2018.

 Our Eco team had a great day out at Jordan Castle farm, they all learnt a lot of new things like how meat gets onto our plates to looking at different crops and what they are used for. A great day was had by all.

Our Energy Saving assembly - Wednesday 29th November

Our first assembly - Tuesday 10th October

Mrs Hall and Miss Buckley are looking forward to working with the new Eco Team.

At our first meeting we will be discussing what your responsibilities will be.

 

Let's make this year successful! 

 

Beechwood Butchers                                Tuesday 4th June

 

Miss Buckley and four members of the Eco Team visited Beechwood Butchers. When we were there we met Ben who showed us what produce they have and how it is made.

We discovered where the produce is from, what produce is the most popular and what they have to do to make sure it is ready for customers to buy.

 

Ben gave the children burger and two sausages each to take home. He told them how to cook them safely.

Miss Buckley would love to see the finish result.

 

 

 

What a fantastic day learning at the Farm.

The Eco Team looked at different food groups and they had to decide where the foods belong.

After that, we sowed some parsnips and took the weeds out of the garden. 

There were lots of vegetables growing and we saw what they look like before they fully grow.

We all planted a sunflower and were able to take it home.

Miss Buckley and Mrs Hall would love to see how well they have grown.

Excellent learning behaviours from all.

Well done and thank you.

Farm trip 

Friday 23rd June 

 

On Friday the Eco Team will be visiting the Farm for the very last time this year. 

Miss Buckley and Mrs Hall just wanted to remind you all that you need to make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Also, with the weather warming up please bring hats, water bottles and sun cream. 

 

Let's enjoy our last Farm trip together! 

 

National School Grounds Week assembly

Thursday 15th June

 

Today Miss Buckley and the Eco Team delivered an assembly all about outdoor learning.

We discussed what it was all about. During our assembly we discussed what outdoor learning we do within school. Then we spoke about what skills we use outside, the children linked it to our learning wheel. Miss Buckley explained all of the different learning that takes place in Foundation.

 

Just something to think about..

 

It's the teacher that makes the difference not the classroom.

 

Our Foundation Eco Team

 

Our team are still working so hard to ensure that fruit and milk are disposed of correctly.

 

Below are just some photo's of them preparing apples. 

On Thursday 4th May, Severn Trent water visited school this morning to deliver an interesting assembly. 

Charlene discussed how we can be water savers and water wasters. 

We had to think carefully about the different ways we can save water. 

For example, we should only shower for a total of 4 minutes! 

The children were given lots of tips which they can do at home to ensure we are saving water. 

If you ever need water saving tips please visit the Severn Trent water website on;

 

https://www.stwater.co.uk/

 

Friday 17th March

We have been comparing Bestwood Park and Wollaton Park today. We have looked at what's the same and what is different.

During our trip, we were investigating what type of waste bins there are and how many. We recorded all of this on a Venn diagram.

 

When we were at Wollaton Hall we discovered lots of animals! Lots of learning about animals and their habitats.

 

Finally we saw that park equipment has been made out of recycled logs.

 

Well done to all of you

 

 

Spring 1 

 

Our Foundation Eco Team are:

Ayaan, Jaellise, Bella, Ameila, Alfie and Jamal 

 

The children are currently learning their new job roles. Miss Buckley and the Foundation team prepare snack by washing the fruit and collecting the milk. It's a great opportunity for the children to learn how to prepare fruit and dispose of milk waste. 

 

We have a new member to our fantastic team. 

Tia has joined us and will be a great part of the Eco Team. 

 

We had a fantastic day at Farmeco for our learning away.

We made scones, homemade leek and potato soup and fresh apple juice.

Everyone developed their knowledge and skills in weighing ingredients, harvesting vegetables and fruit.

Mrs Hall and Miss Buckley are so proud of you.

You did yourselves and Henry Whipple proud!

Thank you

 

 

Welcome back!

Our team:  Isabella and Jeozidaque - year 1

Given and Jack - year 2

Tyra-Leigh and Riley - year 3

Cameron and Gemma - year 4

Ralph and Shiloh - year 5

Jessica and Harvey - year 6

 

We are looking forward to a new year with you all.

Throughout the year we will be working hard to reach our next award.

 

Our first visit to the Farmeco is on Friday 7th October.

We will be arranging meetings with you very soon.

 

Please remember to wear your Eco team badge every day to school.  

Miss Buckley and Mrs Hall are now leading the Eco Team!

 

We are looking forward to sharing our ideas and getting our next award.

 

Please remember to check out our blog.

Our ECO Team 2015-2016

Matthew and Zuzanna

Kaitlyn and Jack

Kiana and Takunda

Amelia and Jenaya

Taylor and Herow

Poppy and Riley

 

Our team have been chosen for their responsible attitude towards the school environment.

Their duties are to promote saving energy and resources within the school and the wider community.

 

At present our school holds the Bronze Award for Eco-Schools, which has been given to recognise our achievements in working towards a sustainable lifestyle.

For the future we are aiming to achieve the Silver Award and ultimately the GREEN award which is of course the highest accolade.

 

Our Bronze Award is displayed on our notice board in the main hall along with our team photographs.

Please see our Eco Team blog for more updates!

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