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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

We have been painting...

Over the last three weeks we have been learning how to mix our own paint colours and use the brush in different ways. Last week we painted a wash if clour on a piece of paper. Today we got to paint a picyure on that coloured background. It was a lot of fun. We read a story about Vincent van Gogh who was trying to paint lihht! No one liked his paintings when he was alive! Hopefully someone will like our pictures!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Day two in the garden

The weather stayed ok for us to get out and begin to shift the compost piles. This was hard work and we have done about half the job. We also had to keep stopping to look at all the creatures we found. Meanwhile jon and his group of boys got the worm farm out of its corner, turned it over and attached some wheels. thursday is going to be really messy cos the worm farm needs cleaning....
Remember to bring your boots and old clothes again on thursday and hope it doesn't rain.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Beginning our garden project

Over the next four weeks wea re going to work on revitalising the compost area of the garden behind the library. Today we went out to measure up the area, have an explore and collect some samples from the compost heap to examine. We wanted to find out what was living in that habitat. We discussed the ethics of handling tiny creatures and how we had to take care of them so we could take them back to the heap. We found slaters, worms, millipedes, some tiny insects, and ants. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Justin and Jimmy came to help us with Firewise

The fire brigade came today to ehlp us bring all our firewise learning together. They were pleased we knew to check the smoke alarms, to have a safe meeting pllace and that you 'get down, keep low and get out' if there is a fire.  It is really important that we know our namean d address in case we need to ring 111 to ask for the firemen to come and put out a fire. 
We had fun role playing how to talk to the operator.