Adur Class used the environmental area to recreate their own artwork using things from the environmental, based on the idea from Andrew Goldsworthy.
On Wednesday the 12th June, Medway sadly said ‘goodbye’ to their tadpoles when they let them loose in the Environmental Area pond.
Miss Ballard had collected them at Fishers Farm and to begin with they had no legs, but after about a week back legs began to grow and before long, front legs too. Mrs O’Donnell read some books to Medway class that explained that tadpoles turn in to frogs and that once they are frogs they need to be able to hop around and come up for air.
Everyone agreed that the tadpoles should be set free before they turned in to frogs as otherwise they might die. Although it was sad, Medway knew that they had made a good choice.
Medway class are going back to the Environmental Area in a few weeks to see if they can find any frogs jumping around!
On Thursday 16th May we were invited to send a team of children to take part in the annual Green Day at Pennthorpe School. The children created and exhibited costumes made from recycled materials. They were given a whole raft of materials with which to produce a bespoke recycled costume. A member of the team then exhibited their creation on the catwalk to be judged. Our team were given 'highly commended'.
On March 27th 2013 Rother Class and the Green Dragons visited Virador, a re-cycling plant in Ford, West Sussex.
Virador collect recycling from houses in West Sussex and then sort them in an enormous factory, ready to be sold on to other people for profit.
During the visit we were able to watch the machines sorting the equipment, using magnets to separate different metals, and giant sieves to separate the glass.
We were also reminded about what items could be re-cycled so that we could all go back home and make sure our families were doing everything correctly!
Now we are considering recycling more items at the school.
In the Christmas half term we had a big solar panel construction done to make our school even more eco friendly! In our ICT suite lives the Wattson to see how many watts we are producing. It looks like this. The Wattson shows a red light when we are using more than we generate and a green light when we are generating more than we are using. At the moment it is showing a red light, but even on a cloudy, grey day we are still generating quite a lot of electricity.
News from the Green Dragons Eco Team