Archive for June, 2009


Monday, June 29th, 2009

The ECO Troopers have continued to look after their caterpillars. Two weeks ago they turned into cocoons’. After a tense few days, we came back to school on Monday morning to find that they had emerged into spectacular Painted Lady Butterflies! 

We fed them with some leaves and flowers from the courtyard area and also provided them with some sugar solution. It was fun observing them eating. Last Tuesday we released all eight of them into the wildlife area. We were surprised to see how long it took to coax them out of the net into their new home. Let us know if you spot any of them around school!


Redwood Visit

Monday, June 29th, 2009

On Tuesday 23rd June Redwood School came to visit our school for the final meeting of the School’s Linking Project. We did a variety of activities including animation, making bookmarks and completing a treasure hunt! We enjoyed showing off our fabulous school to Redwood who were very impressed with our fantastic school grounds! All in all the day was a HUGE success and we look forward to continuing out project with Redwood.


Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The ECO Troopers are looking after some caterpillars! We’ve taken delivery of a butterfly home to eventually put them in. The caterpillars are growing on a daily basis rather rapidly! They live off the ‘brown gel’ at the bottom of the plastic containers and will turn into a chrysalis within 7-14 days. We are hoping to produce a full batch of Painted-Lady butterflies.

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Enterprise Day!

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

And the winners were…   from Lower School Class 6, who designed and produced colouring books, from Upper School Class 12 Dynamite Jewellery Group.  It was a hectic week but much enjoyed.




Enterprise Week

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Children throughout school have been busy all week making their products to sell at Enterprise Day on Friday 12th June. Groups of children have designed, costed, budgeted, advertised, manufactured and promoted their products for the ‘Big Day’.  With £5 to spend, or more if they could convince Ms Elks, Mr Darby and Mrs Russell, the idea is to make as much profit as possible, attract as much parental support as possible, keep accurate accounts and design a creative product! The winning teams will be awarded the Enterprise Cup. More on the winners next week.


Eating our own Produce!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

On today’s salad bar, broad beans in rice and a rosso lettuce fresh from our allotment.


Broad Bean Picking Day.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

We harvested a bumper crop of Broad Beans at lunchtime today, which have been grown by our very own  Mr Hill and his allotmenteers. Our cook hopes to be able to do something tasty with them soon!