Class 3 Go Green with Attenborough!
Class 3 had a HUGE surprise when they returned to school after the Easter holidays, coming face to face with the country's favourite nonagenarian natural historian who had taken up residence in their classroom!
Yes, we are incredibly lucky to have Sir David Attenborough himself visiting our school this half term to help Class 3 with their very topical topic for the next few weeks learning all about how to protect and preserve the environment, guided by the work of the great man himself!
The class began by using another great book, The Promise as inspiration to make their own environmental pledges about power, plastic and planting. They soon got to work on a number of green projects around school such as planting a tree each up at forest school, tending to the school's flower and food crop beds and picking litter in a keen effort to try and earn their coveted green Blue Peter badges (yes, the show is still going strong!).
Class 3's budding eco-warriors then continued to make the most of the lovely sunshine we have been blessed with recently to go on an information-gathering mission, surveying the plants on the school grounds and learning all about their individual functions. They even worked hard to create their own set of eco questions to survey their parents with as part of their home learning! Mrs. Dark was extremely impressed with their design skills and superb range of well thought-out questions!
It was then time to pen our own beautifully-written and presented letters to the main man himself after working as biographers to research his many, many years of working in natural environments all around the world in order to bring the wonderful flora and fauna of our amazing planet directly into our living rooms...
... before the class decided to put their green fingers to full use by transforming the school greenhouse and vegetable beds, planting tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, coriander with seed-planting next on the list!
Well done to all of these green, gardening, eco-warrior superstars! We look forward to seeing the literal fruits (and vegetables!) of their endeavours, whether they win their Blue Peter badges and are very excited to see if Sir Attenborough himself responds to their letters when they come to post them! Keep up the amazing work in helping to care for our school environment Class 3!