We created a new bed in the herb garden by moving some tyres and filling them with school compost. We now have new Parsley, Chive and Mint plants (thanks to Georgia's Granny!)
We had to water all our pot plants today as it has been so hot this week.
We all planted a carrot seed today in the new tractor tyre vegetable bed. We will look out for the green leaves growing out of the soil. The orange carrot will be the root growing under the ground. We also picked more radishes today - a red root growing
We chose items to put in a pot to try to make good compost. We tried to think if things would turn into compost when we tipped them out later or if we would find them again just the same. For example, we put in things like apple core, banana skin, leaf and stick but also polystyrene, plastic, crisp packets and chocolate wrappers.
We drew pictures of our healthy snacks for our Eco-Schools review. We also took our bird table prize to our prize winning wildflower garden. We put the prize bird food on the table too. We checked on our vegetables and found some lovely big radishes. Some of us picked one to take home. We had to replant the ones that were still too small.
We had a visit from Janet, The Education Officer at Down District Council. She told us a story about King Wastealot. We had to identify the litter in the story. We then put on high visibility vests and Janet gave us litter pickers. We looked for litter in our playground but we couldn't find any! We went up to the car park where there was lots more. We went to another nearby car park that had even more. We said that we NEVER throw litter on the ground, we always put it in the bin. We sang Miss Corkin's song. "Don't drop litter, put it in the bin". Janet said we were all very good and she gave us a little pom-pom man to reward us and remind us to KEEP DOWN DISTRICT TIDY.
We have 5 eggs in an incubator. We hope chicks will hatch in time for Easter. Georgia's granny brought in a small hen and a big rooster for us to see. The hen laid 3 eggs at school for us.
Thank you to all the Mummies and Daddies, Grannies and Grandads who have helped to tidy up our school and gardens for the "Best kept school" competition. Everyone worked really hard on Saturday but we also had good fun.
We noticed all the litter in the grove as we walked to the library. We will come back another day with our litter pickers to tidy it up. We NEVER drop litter on the ground!
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