During the last academic year children in years 3 and 4 studied an unknown seed. They produced lovely books showing the stages of development from seed to plant. A selection of books were chosen and submitted as a group entry to the Eileen Savill Award. Here are the children opening their runners up prize of a hedgehog home.
We will find a quiet, undisturbed space in the school grounds and hopefully it will be used by local hedgehogs.
A message from the School Council:
As the School Council, we would like to thank you for your donations to ‘Mary’s Meals’. With all your support we have raised £67.87! Kindly the government have doubled our total. It now stands at £135.74! This means we will educate and feed 22 children in Malawi for a whole year! Thank you once again for all your support.
Pagham Harbour visit.
On Wednesday 21st October Year 3 visited Pagham Harbour to support their topic and science work. During a very wet day we visited the salt marsh to identify different plant species using a key. While there we found lots of small crabs which were fun to hold. We sifted through mud to find what other insects we could identify.
Later we sorted through rubbish and learnt how long it takes to biodegrade. Pagham Harbour reserve used to be a landfill site a long time ago but we could see some rubbish that still hadn’t broken down.
After lunch we went pond dipping, identifying animals and learning about their food chains, before going to the Discovery Area to find more insects. We identified those we found and learnt about their habitats and their part in a food chain. We used our bodies physically to make insects and we also used natural debris in the area to create our own bug works of art. Pagham Harbour visit
Many of you will have seen the changes that have been made to the animal enclosure. Although we have kept animals and birds for many years, we have also suffered many losses due to predators. After much consideration we have decided to remove them and to redevelop this area. The structures will be cleared this week and during half-term new tarmac will be laid creating a further space for the children to play. In the spring we will begin planning how best to use this area – one idea is to provide ‘Beach hut’ type structures for the children. However, we will consult the children before plans are finalised.
On a similar note, as soon as we have news on our large playground ‘boat’ structure we will let you know.