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This term, the whole school is involved in a brand new curriculum project based on the conservation of British Wildlife.
Each year group has decided on an aspect of British Wildlife such as hedgehogs, bumble bees, butterflies, bugs, bats and so on.
We want to change the children’s (and adults’) views around this topic, enhancing our school grounds in the process, to make connections with local wildlife. The whole premise of this project is to ignite a ‘botheredness’ about how we learn and what we learn.
History Meets Nature
Are you a parent interested in finding out about nature and history around Ellesmere Port? Maybe the following free events would interest you.
Butterfly Masterclass at Chester Zoo - 24th June 2018
If you would be interested in finding out more about our native wildlife, the masterclass described below might just be for you! You must be aged 14 or over to take part in the masterclass.
Please don't cut all of our grass
In order to provide a habitat for caterpillars, butterflies and bees, we are transforming some of our field into a meadow. Our Year 4s wrote letters to Sodexo, the company who cut our grass, to ask them to not mow a section of the field. Here's a video they made too:
Planting our Wildflower Meadow
The children in Years 3 and 4 planted wildflower seeds that we received from Kew Gardens as part of the #GrowWild project. Hopefully we'll soon have wild marjoram, wild carrot, foxglove, corncockle,crested dog's tail, common knapweed and many other types of wildflower growing in our grounds!
We've now got some string and some bags covering the areas in order to keep birds away from the seeds. Please leave this area alone for now!
The Big Dig and The Big Dig 2
We held two Big Digs on our school grounds to get the ground ready for the planting of our new wildflower meadows. We must give a massive thank you to all of the parents who came to help us dig up parts of the field and who provided us with equipment to create wildflower meadows for local wildlife. Photos of the Big Digs are here:
Bird Box Building
We are also holding a parent and child workshop on the 20th June from 3pm to 5pm – this is when we will be building bird boxes. You won’t need a spade this time … just a hammer. We will supply the nails!
Get Out and About in Your Local Area
This budding young environmentalist from Reception made a video as part of her homework. She was upset to hear that lots of woods have been cut down to make way for the houses on Stanney Oaks.
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