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Under Our Feet
Our Year 3 group took part in the "Whats under your feet" campaign in the final week of school before half term. They had a great time investigating and seeing what they could find. We used 2 plots of 30cm x 30cm, one of which was under a tree and one which wasn't. Our results were very similar in numbers but the size difference of the worms were very different. Patch 1 found 29 worms, 3 centipedes, 1 earwig and 3 grubs. The worms from this patch had high numbers in the 2-4cm bracket and the 4-6cm bracket. The longest worm we found in this patch was a whopping 14cm! Patch 2 found 24 worms, 1 centipede, 1 earwig and 3 maggots. The worms from this patch were much smaller in size with the overwhelming majority in the 0-2cm bracket. The longest worm from this patch was 12cm in length. The children enjoyed the experiment so much that they are now counting down to the next dig already!
Fairview October dig
We used the grass area outside the classroom to dig a square patch of grass and earth following the instructions on the video by Dr Martay. It had rained a lot during the week which might explain why we found so many worms - 12 in total. Looking closer we also found two baby spiders crawling around in the tray and one black slug.The boys quite liked holding the worms and slug.
We used the Waste Fact Finding Mission as one of the activities on our KS1 and Early Years site during Science Week. The children had lots of fun finding the answer cards around the school. The wind made this rather challenging as some were outside! At the end of each session correct answers were totted up. Congratualtions to Lilly-Mai and Florence who got 10 out of 10!
waste week 2020
Our Lady of the Assumption are looking forward to taking part in Waste week 2020. We are using our own drinks bottles and refilling any juice bottles at lunch time. We have almost reached our target of recycled pens 15kg - 1kg to go! Keep up the good work everyone!
Awarded Green flag award
In October 2019 we were awarded our Green Flag from " Keep Britain tidy" well done to the whole school community and our fabulous Eco Warriors.
Big School's Birdwatch 2020
On Wednesday 5th February, the Garlinge Eco Reps took part in the Big School’s Birdwatch campaign by the RSPB. We went to a quiet part of the school so that we could observe birds peacefully and this is what we saw: 2 blackbirds 2 house sparrows 1 carrion crow 1 magpie 3 herring gulls 10 wood pigeons We talked about how important it is to give our nature a helping hand and the types of foods we can give to birds. We really enjoyed ticking off the birds that we saw and it gave us the opportunity to talk about all of the birds we see at school, such as our beautiful robins, jays, goldfinches, chaffinches and woodpeckers. We were disappointed that these regular visitors didn’t put in an appearance, however we understand that they were probably busy finding food elsewhere.
Switch Off Fortnight 2019 - Closing
On Wednesday 4th December, the Eco Warriors took to the classrooms throughout the school to see if our Switch Off message made an impression. During our first survey we found that: 28 lights were left on, 18 whiteboards were left on and 45 devices were left on. After our fortnight of campaigning we found that: 4 lights were left on, 12 whiteboards were left on and 24 devices. This means, we have saved 10.45 kWh of energy! If we carried on, we would save 2038 kWh of energy! That’s the equivalent of £8472 and 10 pence! Our Eco Reps delivered another spectacular assembly sharing the positive impact of our campaign and encouraging everyone to continue to do their part to save energy. Keep switching off everyone !