Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Holly Class - Eco warriors!

What a fabulous day we had on Wednesday! The sun shone for our trip to EnviroSort and Worcester Woods and everyone had a lovely day. I was so proud of how the children behaved when we were out and about, they were a real credit to the school. The bus picked us up at school and, after dropping off Hawthorn Class, we arrived at Worcester Woods where we had a lovely time playing in the sunshine, exploring the woodland and having a picnic lunch! We then hopped back on the bus and off we went to EnviroSort, where we met Jenny, who taught us how to be a recycling Eco Warrior! We found out all about what happens to the recycling that goes in our wheelie bins, where it goes and how it is sorted and what happens to it next. We then went up to the viewing platform where we saw the huge piles of recycling and the people and machines busy working away to sort all the metal, paper, plastic and glass. We listened to Jenny tell us about what was happening through some clever headsets that we used because it was so noisy! We learnt lots of brilliant facts about what can and can't be recycled and found out that people sometimes try to recycle some very unusual and strange things! Since coming back from our trip, we have all written letters to Jenny to say thank you for such a brilliant time and sharing our favourite parts of the day.

Earlier in the week we also wrote to S.O.B.B (Save Our Bog Baby), to tell them about the Bog Baby we found behind the shed last week. You will be pleased to know that we have been taking good care of him in the classroom, he has had cake to eat and been made to feel very at home with shells, and sticks! I think next week we will take a trip to the post box to post all our correspondence! 

This week, the Year 1 children have been swimming again with Hawthorn Class and they are doing brilliantly. In our Maths lessons the Reception children have been working on the 'teen' numbers and the Year 1 children consolidating their knowledge of numbers to 100. We have even managed to squeeze in some artwork, creating some prints using sticks to act as a backgroud for some writing we will be displaying. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has sent back the Week 6 Sunflower Diary, it is lovely to get updates on how your sunflowers are growing. Don't forget to bring them back on Monday to share with the class. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone and a well deserved rest after such a busy week! 

Mrs Holdsworth