As part of our work on life cycles, Y5 have been pond dipping today. We couldn’t believe how much amazing wildlife there is in our pond! We found lots of tadpoles ( some with legs) 6 newts and an incredible beetle nymph as well as lots of snails, pond skaters and water boatmen. Our observations gave us lots to discuss and research.
The children from gardening club are starting to reap the rewards of all their hard work. We can’t believe how big the cucumbers have become and we’ve just noticed lots of little tomatoes on the tomato plants. The courgettes are coming along nicely and the radishes will soon need harvesting. Outside, the pumpkins are growing well ( providing we can keep those pesky slugs and snails off them) and we’ve had a bumper crop of strawberries.
Year 5 have been learning about the knife angel which is going to be on display in Stoke-on-Trent this month. We designed our own wings and also thought about what advise we might give to someone that’s worried about someone having a knife. We hope you like our designs and also get chance to visit this amazing sculpture at Smithfield’s in Hanley.