Welcome to Our ECO-Schools Blog
Spring term 2023
Our Eco committee have been looking carefully at ways to save energy in school. They have appointed monitors to check that white boards and lights are turned off when not in use.
They ran a competition for the whole school, asking them to design a poster that explains how we can save energy. The competition winners are...
During Mental Health Week we spent lots of time outdoors, connecting with nature. Puffins and Toucans worked as a team to clear and weed the vegetable beds.
Tawny owls explored environmental art.
We are so lucky to have a wonderful outdoor environment to work in.
We have continued to make sure that the school grounds are free from litter. Each class takes turns to litter pick for a week.
Autumn term 2022
Using more of the produce that we have grown, Year 1 made a pasta sauce to eat at snack time.
Sparrows class have been harvesting fruit from our apple trees then baking it into delicious apple cakes.
Year 5 and 6 have worked hard with Mr Bryan, collecting leaves to keep our playground safe. The leaves will go into our compost heap.
Meet our new Eco team for 2022 -2023
Summer Term 2022
15/07 - Children in the school wore black and white clothing and bought cakes from the cake sale organised by children from Year 6 for WWF.
08/07 - We did it! Our ECO warriors have worked all year towards regaining our ECO Green flag once again. We are extremely proud of you all!
06/07 - Children in Macaws class helped to clear the weeds from Jack's garden today
They also performed a thorough litter pick of the playground
01/07 - Oscar from Barn Owls was inspired by the ECO teams community litter pick and so conducted a solo litter pick in the village
29/06 - ECO warriors Harriet and Poppy from Tawny Owls have made posters to inform children in the school about the importance of preventing litter and saving our seas
28/06 - Macaws' sunflowers are growing tall
27/06 - Chaffinches have been very excited today as the butterflies have emerged. Three so far and two to go
24/06 - ECO warriors completed a community litter pick in the village
23/06 - Chaffinches are experimemnting with weaving techniques and using recycled materials to create their own blue whales
21/06 - Reception class were very excited to harvest their first strawberry crop!
18/05 -Macaws and Sparrows have found lots of creatures, potatoes and mint whilst weeding the vegetable beds in preperation for planting later in the summer.
16/05 - Chaffinches were using solar powered fountains in their water trays and observing how the water went higher when the sun shone brightly and lower when it went behind the clouds
13/06 - We have started to plant up our own living wall with sweetpeads and different herbs
12/05 - We have been planting our own herbs today in reception class
23/04 - Mr Hutchinson weighed the litter that has been collected at the week that ends 23/04 and we have collected 1736g of litter for the first term. This is a MASSIVE reduction of our litter by 1,196g from the Spring term!
Spring Term 2022
13/2 - Barn Owls made their own ECO friendly bird feeders and they have been used by the local wildlife
Autumn Term 2021
11/10 - After completing our environmental audit, Sparrows children were inspired to search for any litter around our school grounds
08/10 - The Eco warriors met for another team meeting today. They looked through our environmental audit, completed by each class, and voted on our next focus area for our green flag application
01/10 - The children in each of the classes have voted for our new ECO committee members for the year!
29/09 - Puffins children have been working hard to weed out all of the vegetable beds ready for planting later in the year
15/09 - The sunflowers that the children planted in June have grown tall and strong over the summer holidays!
Summer Term 2021
13/07 - Children across the school donated cakes and set up their own stall's in KS1, LKS2 and UKS2. A total of £360 was raised to fund education, water and food for two children at Nyakabungo Primary School in Uganda fpr an entire year.
16/06 - Sebastian has been digging and positioning donated plants near our upper key stage two area. He has been tending these from donated watering cans and using the recyled rain water from our water buts.
15/06 - The children in upper key stage 2 have planted out their sunflowers seeds that they planted almost a month ago. They have started to grow very quickly and are flourishing!
14/06 - Our planting area is starting to come together! Our water buts are in position, our green house is ready and the planting beds have been weeded and planted out!
11/06 - Sebastian, Tawny Owls ECO committee member, has been litter picking around our school grounds today
08/06 - Darcey from Tawny Owls created a poster about the importance of reducing litter in our environment
19/05 - Toucan made wildflower seed bombs and planted their sunflowers.
18/05 - Macaws class sowed carrots in the vegetable beds.
18/05 - Toucans class have prepared areas for KS1 to plant their sunflowers.
17/05 - Tawny Owls have planted their sunflower seeds on a very wet and soggy day at school
12/05 and 13/05
Our ECO committee members met up for the first time since we returned to school to discuss planting, litter and caring for our environment
06/05 - Reception have put strawberry plants into the raised bed today. Fingers crossed we will have some delicious strawberries!
Spring Term 2021
26/04 - Reception are ready to start planting up our flowers and vegetables. Weeding has been finished and old daffodils removed ready for Autumn planting. Our potatoes have been earthed up too.
31/03 - Tocans class have been clearing Jack's Garden ready for replanting.
26/03 - In geography, Toucans have been learning about sustainable energy sources.