Foundation Gardening Day
A huge thank you to those parents and children who gave up their Saturday to join us tidying up our outside area today. We weeded, pruned, raked, swept and even managed to plant a few seeds. The amount of work achieved with a few helpers was truly amazing and I lost count of how many bags we filled.
Although it was hard work, it was a really nice way to spend time with families and an opportunity to get to know each other a little better, especially our new children joining us in September. It would be nice to make this a regular event, maybe once a term, as with regular maintenance the garden would not need such a major overhaul. As you are aware, all schools are facing financial challenges with cuts to resources and funding. The foundation garden is an extension of our classroom. With your help we can continue to make this a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn. Please look out for future dates.
As part of our geography, learning about the four nations that make up the United Kingdom, we have been thinking about foods from the different countries. In our final geography lesson children tasted four of the traditional foods associated with each country.
Thank you to Milan's grandad for bringing in their chicks to show. Thank you to Milan for showing us so sensibly how to hold them.
Four countries of the UK
In geography we have been learning about the four nations that make up the United Kingdom. Foundation have worked in groups to create posters whilst Year 1 have been creating fact sheets. In our last session children worked together in groups to promote their country and encourage tourists to visit. They then presented to the rest of the class.
Foundation have been learning and writing their own versions of Handa's Surprise. We have been comparing Africa and UK. As part of this children tried fruits grown in UK and fruits grown in Africa. We than made bar graphs to show which was our favourite fruit from each environment. We talked about why the different fruits grew in different climates.
Please come into our classroom to see children's work displayed on our wall.