Monthly Archives: May 2011

Upcycling

Upcycling is using recycled materials to make something completely new!  The boys have been collecting milk bottle tops and we used them to make a memory game.  Reception made colour pairs, Year 1 made picture pairs and Year 2 made picture pairs inside different coloured lids.  The project included making packaging for the games.  Then they got to play the games, which they enjoyed very much and took them home afterwards.

We are very proud to have earned our Eco-Schools Green Flag award again this year.

Space Day

Space Day was a brilliant, fun day where the Reception and Year 2 boys  joined together for a series of creative activities ranging from making alien masks, investigating “Zooming” balloon rockets to putting together a time capsule for boys of the future to dig up one day.  We went to the moon and back before lunch time and finished the day with a song about good-looking aliens!  The children all landed safely in time for tea.

All the boys looked very extra-terrestial in their outfits… Well done grown-ups!

Celebrating Green Britain Day!

Year 1 boys observing the plants in the school grounds.

Our Year 1 boys have already begun celebrating ‘Green Britain Day’, which will be on 18th May this year (http://www.teamgreenbritain.org/greenbritainday).

Across the country, schools will be learning about green initiatives and celebrating the energy saving steps they have taken. At Lovell House the staff and boys recycle paper from every classroom, as well as useful items like batteries and bottle tops. Over the summer term the boys will be learning more about energy saving, renewable energy and recycling in the classroom.

Today, 1S thought about the plants and trees around us and how important they are to us. We looked at just some of the many food products we produce from plants and thought about how many things in our classroom came from trees.

We enjoyed spending time in the school grounds, writing words to describe the plants we saw. The boys then wrote their own poems about a growing seed.