As part of their topic and science work, Mr Pannell came and talked to the children in Hamble and Medway about his job as a tree surgeon. They found out about different types of trees and how to care for them. The children spent time investigating different leaves, bark and fungi! They also learnt how to work out how old a tree is. It was a great way to bring their learning to life! Also, Medway would like to thank Dylan’s grandmother for coming in to talk about floristry and plants. The children loved their Snapdragon flowers and learnt about flower pressing.
On Wednesday 22nd June, the children in Reception, year 1,2 and 3 enjoyed a fabulous day out at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The children enjoyed many of the attractions from iconic buildings and glasshouses to inspirational art collections and landscapes. One of the highlights was the new Hive scuplture designed by Wolfgang Buttress, which tells the plight of the honeybee and is surrounded by a beautiful meadow. It was nothing like our hive though!
Our bee hive arrived late last night and the bees have been nestled into the far corner of the environmental area. Rother Class are going to be working with the bees as part of their Forest Schools sessions with the aim to make our own honey to sell as well as studying the life cycle.
Lesley Day, our professional bee keeper, will be watching over them every week, along with Mr Burrell who has had appropriate training from Lesley to support the teaching of bee keeping to the children. Thank you to all the parents who came along this morning to support us and find out more about our project.
Our Green Dragons showed round our Green Flag assessor, Chris, on Thursday 26th May. We are pleased to announce that we are retaining our Green Flag status! Well done to all the Green Dragons that have been keeping us on our toes to look after our environment. The Green Dragons would also like to mention a competition called Spot a Pot. This is to encourage parents to register plastic they are recycling. We could win a prize to the Ford recycling plant if enough parents register their recycling! It is really easy to do!
Summer FThe final total is looking at just over £6100, which I’m sure you will agree is absolutely fantastic. I know I have said thank you before, but the committee really need to be applauded for all their
hard work in organising the Fair. It is a huge task and it does make such a difference when people
volunteer and help over the weekend.
The PTA have very kindly agreed to fund two major improvements to our school. The first is to create an
outside area at the back of Medway class. This new area is also going to incorporate a stage area for
outside performances and all the whole school and Pre-school will be able to use and enjoy this area. Work will start on this during the summer holidays.
The second improvement is to repair and renew the bridge and decking areas in the Environmental Area.
John Burrell recognised that this area needed some major work and with the funding from the PTA this can
now go ahead. The PTA are match funding the contribution from school and a charity. I will be writing
about this project in more details before the end of term.
Without all the wonderful efforts of our PTA committee and your support we wouldn’t be able to have
these extra facilities and building works.air
Please try to walk to school every day this week as it is Walk to School Week. . You can also run,
jog, scoot or ride your bike if you prefer! As I have mentioned above you can park, at The Red
Lyon, and stride to school as well.
Slinfold Primary School