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The oldest tree in school…

Today, nurture group were tasked with finding the oldest tree in the school grounds. A tree expands by roughly 2 cm a year, so we worked out that if we measured all around the tree trunk and divided the measurement by 2, we could work out the age of the tree. We used tape measures to practise our measuring skills learnt in class this week. Some times we needed two tapes to get all the way around! To our amazement, we found out the oldest tree was roughly 152 years old! Some of the children wondered which was older; their teacher or the tree?

 

Walk to School Week

Just before the half term break, our children took part in the annual ‘Walk to School Week’ which was very kindly sponsored by Winn’s Solicitors and Living Streets.  Most noticeable this year was the reduction in traffic around the school gates. This continues to be crucial in improving safety around the school as well as… Continue Reading

Year 1’s Environmental Art

As part of their Science work in Year 1 the children have been observing changes in the seasons. After collecting different kinds of fallen leaves from the trees in our school playground, the children went on to create hedgehog pictures using the leaves that they had collected as the hedgehog’s spikes. They were very pleased with the… Continue Reading