This week is Hedgehog awareness week see if you can spot one in your garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eco Team - Spring Term 2
This term the Eco team have taken on 2 projects
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?
Welcome to our new Eco Team -
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.
Thursday 28th March
We have delivered an assembly to update the rest of the school about our plans for the rest of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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 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;
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
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!
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!