Our Connecting Classrooms Journey
Connecting with Presec Primary in Ghana
We have established a link with Presec Primary school in Ghana in association with the British council. We have located Ghana using maps and labelled our own maps of Ghana and drew the flag of Ghana. We have learnt about the weather, food and landscape of Ghana.
Year 5 also had lots of fun writing individual letters to the children in class 5 which we have posted. We have had a live video conference with Class 5 and it was very exciting to see their faces and also able to compare Presec Primary to Mayplace Primary.
Reviving the Polytunnel!
A huge thank you to our parent volunteers Simon Kingman, Lee Hemblen, Nadine Blake and Tom Canaway who gave up their time on Tuesday to help Miss Johnson and Ms Flaherty at our Outdoor Learning Working Party.
This amazing team effort helped to clear and prepare our polytunnel in preparation for our innovative project ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning.’ We have been successful in establishing a partnership with a school in Ghana and are about to start working on a growing project together.
Year 5 cannot wait to get started! Watch this space...
Our Green Wall
A large part of our Ghana project is to do with growing our own food and using sustainable resources. The children have planted vegetable seeds, herbs all ready to be placed in raised beds next term.
Year 5, along with the help of Mr Canaway, are working towards creating a "green wall” out of recycled plastic bottles like the one shown in the image below. They will be growing herbs with the intention of then using the herbs in the school canteen or community.
Thank you to those of you that have already donated bottles and plants for this project. We will keep you updated on our progress...
Mr Canaway has been busy building us a greenhouse from recycled materials. We can't wait to see the finished product and start using it to help us develop our growing projects further!