To finish off our enviro lesson today, the middle school tended to our winter crops . We fed the orchard and vege gardens with worm tea. Can you see our baby apples and just germinated broad beans?
Room 16 hunted down worms to go into our vege patches. We found big fat gray excavator worms. Their tunnels will make the soil light for our veges' roots to grow through and easy for water to soak into.
Room 18 also thinned the carrots we had planted last term, so the ones that are left will have space to grow huge. The carrots we picked were sweet, crunchy and delicious.
The Enviro Group have been reflecting on the the presence of the Enviroschool Guiding Principles in our School. They looked at changes we have seen in our school since becoming an Enviro School. They started the session with a revision of what the guiding principles are using our Enviro display in the library. (The guiding principles are outlined in child speak on this display). They then brainstormed and categorised their ideas under: Place, Practices, People and Participation and Programmes.
CentralPrimary Lead Teacher and Student Development Workshop
Before we attended the leadership day workshop we had to brainstorm and prepare our ideas on a road safety issue/problem our school is currently experiencing. We chose traffic around our school gates.
·we talked about what we already knew about the problem/issue/activity from observation and experience. ·Next we thought about possible solutions. We noted these all down and brought them to the workshop for the planning activity in the afternoon
As part of 'Road Safety Week' the Year One and Two classes had a class lesson with Constable Merv and Marianne from Auckland Transport. They learnt how to cross the road safely using a pedestrian crossing and to be aware of sneaky driveways. Very important messages - especially for all the students who walk to school regularly.
This term the middle school are learning about how important our big 5 decomposers are to a sustainable future. Without worms, insects, mould, funghi & bacteria to biodegrade waste, we wouldn't have lovely nutient rich soil to grow our food in. Did you know all food comes from dirt? Doubt it? Ask a middle schooler to tell you how.
Today we went compost diving to find out more about the insects and mini beasts hard at work breaking down our scraps.
Comment below if you've got a worm farm or compost at home ☺🌍
Last week our new worm bin finally arrived. Our bin was sponsored by Prolife Foods. Colin McPike talked to the Middle School about the bin and how to care for our worms. He then worked with the Room 21 worm bin monitors to ensure they know how to feed the worms correctly and operate the bin. It is a very exciting addition to our Edible Garden Area
As part of Road Safety Week all the Junior School classes at Sunnyhills Primary School are learning how to cross the road safely.
Room 21 Year 2
Constable Merv and Marianne showed us pictures of zebra crossings, drive ways and cars parked on the road. We talked about how we need to - stop, look, and listen at the crossing. Then we talked about how to walk sensibly and cross the road safely. Sometimes we need to hold an adult’s hand when crossing to be safe and it is important that we walk across the road even with if we have skateboards or bikes. It is also important that we use the pedestrian crossings when we cross the road.
We went outside to practice safe road crossing at the zebra crossings, driveways and sneaky driveways. It is important to look front, left and right and behind before crossing.
At the crossing, you need to stop, look, and listen BEFORE you cross the road. You need to check if the cars have stopped by looking at their wheels.
Constable Merv worked with the Sunnyhills Travelwise group on Monday. They have decided to that during Road Safety Week they will conduct a survey and record how many drivers are parked illegally at both school entrances. This will be followed up[ with a survey to find out how the students get to school and a study of times taken to to walk to school within various circumferences. Long term the group hopes to encourage more students and parents to walk to alleviate congestion around our school entrances