Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Email:laira.green.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

Year 2 Butterflies Mrs Norgate

Music in Butterflies Class April 2015

Dragonflies and Butterflies used garage band to create a backing track
and and then recorded a poem over the top.

Butterflies Visit the Allotment and Forest School March 2015

This Wednesday, Butterfly class had the opportunity to continue Dragonfly class’ hard work from last week. We spent a long time at the allotment, making sure we are up to speed with our planting and making some excellent potting compost. We began by sifting some compost to remove the bigger lumps and then mixing the sieved matter with some sand. Jason explained that we do this so that young seeds don’t get too much food too quickly because they would then shoot up far too fast, then fall over under their own weight! The sand helps restrict the nutrients the young seedlings are getting under they are stronger.

 

Into this potting compost the class then sowed something extra special. This year we are growing strawberry corn! We grew ‘normal’ looking sweetcorn last year (which the pesky birds ate!) but these seeds were red and the kernels they should produce on the corn will be a blackish red colour. It’ll be fascinating!

 

We finished by planting some onions, very gently in the topsoil of one the beds Dragonfly class helped prepare last week. We had to take extra care to space them out evenly, otherwise our lovely onions would rot. Yuk!

 

Butterfly class then had the opportunity to visit Efford Valley briefly to learn, amongst other things, what will await them from September when Forest School starts in earnest! We showed them our special woodland den, hoping to treasure it for years to come and explaining the importance of looking after our local woodland. The class even help put up the large shelter! We had a discussion about the importance of what we were doing and how it would hopefully go on to impact all of the children in the school for years to come. Needless to say, they are very excited for the coming year and to get their chance to take part in true Forest School!

Science in Dragonflies and Butterflies classes – March 2015

We had a whole morning of Science this week and learnt about air resistance and gravity. The children made their own spinners and dropped them from above the wall on the KS2 playground.  We were looking to see whose spinner took longer to hit the ground. The children took part in a number of heats then the two winners from each class went head to head to determine the champion!

Later on, they set off in teams to create their own parachute. The aim was to make sure their egg survived when being dropped from the music room window. A lot of our eggs survived, Yipppeee!!!! Both classes really enjoyed the Science morning and are looking forward to more Science days in the near future.

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Butterflies Visit the Allotment March 2015

This Wednesday, Butterfly class had the opportunity to continue Dragonfly class’ hard work from last week. We spent a long time at the allotment, making sure we are up to speed with our planting and making some excellent potting compost. We began by sifting some compost to remove the bigger lumps and then mixing the sieved matter with some sand. Jason explained that we do this so that young seeds don’t get too much food too quickly because they would then shoot up far too fast, then fall over under their own weight! The sand helps restrict the nutrients the young seedlings are getting under they are stronger.

Into this potting compost the class then sowed something extra special. This year we are growing strawberry corn! We grew ‘normal’ looking sweetcorn last year (which the pesky birds ate!) but these seeds were red and the kernels they should produce on the corn will be a blackish red colour. It’ll be fascinating!

We finished by planting some onions, very gently in the topsoil of one the beds Dragonfly class helped prepare last week. We had to take extra care to space them out evenly, otherwise our lovely onions would rot. Yuk!

Butterfly class then had the opportunity to visit Efford Valley briefly to learn, amongst other things, what will await them from September when Forest School starts in earnest! We showed them our special woodland den, hoping to treasure it for years to come and explaining the importance of looking after our local woodland. The class even help put up the large shelter! We had a discussion about the importance of what we were doing and how it would hopefully go on to impact all of the children in the school for years to come. Needless to say, they are very excited for the coming year and to get their chance to take part in true Forest School!

Photos to follow…..

Butterflies Class – ‘Londons Burning’  – February 2015

Storyteller February 2015

Key stage one really enjoyed the story teller on Thursday. The children watched a performance and took part in workshops.

Twinkle Twnkle January 2015

Listen to Year 1/2 Butterflies playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the Ocarina.

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KS1 Christmas Party 2014!

We all had a fabulous time at this years Christmas Party. Lots of laughs, food and Christmas games!

No Pens Day Wednesday October 2014

Here we are enjoying maths and English.  In maths we practised addition by playing skittles and used the laptops and chrome books to understand place value and ordering.  We even went into the playground to learn our times tables.  In English we performed our class ‘Ugly Duckling’ story, recited some poems and sang some songs about sunshine.  We had a lovely morning!  In the afternoon we enjoyed music with Mrs Buckingham and sport with Colin.

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