Old Basford's Spring Watch!
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The person who takes the best photo will win a special eco prize at the end of the school year!
Recycle pens at Old Basford School!
We are now collecting pens to take to be recycled to help reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce as a school. We accept any kind of pens, felt tips, highlighters, biros... If you have any old pens at home that no longer work please bring them into school to be recycled. Eco Council have set up recycling points in each classroom so that no pens get missed!
Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!!!
Eco Council will be elected in September to represent and lead our school in becoming more eco friendly! Watch this space to find out who our new representatives are!
OUR NEW SCHOOL ECO COUNCIL FOR 2018-2019
Well done to all of the following pupils who have been voted by their peers as their classes Eco Council representatives! What an achievement! We look forward to you working alongside Mrs Pickup and Mrs Cocker to allow us as school to continue to focus on being Eco Friendly and making the most of our beautiful school grounds.
Year 2- India and Victoria
Year 3 - Casey-Leigh and Mia
Year 4 - Georgia, Simerpreet and Mankeerat
Year 5 - Sara and Jack
Year 6 - Zak and Grace
Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes!
We have been learning all about growing potatoes. We have learnt that another name for potatoes are 'tubers'. Today we have placed our potatoes on a tray for them to sprout. This is called 'chittering'. We will leave them on a windowsill for 2 weeks to chitter. This will help the potatoes to grow bigger and faster.
ECO COUNCIL 2017-2018
Well done to all our 'Nature Watch' participants! It was lovely to see the nature you spotted over the Christmas holidays! Well done to Sara Janjua who Eco Council chose as the winner. They loved that you used nature to create your nature picture.
SEVERN TRENT WATER SAVING ASSEMBLY
97% of the water on earth is sea water, which means its salty and we can't drink it.
2% of the water on earth is frozen.
1% of the water on earth is shared between the population to drink, however half of this is polluted!
So this means that we are only using half a percent of the worlds water! WOW!
However we learnt that a lot of this water we waste for example when we leave the tap running when brushing our teeth, or having long showers, or using the hose pipe to water our plants instead of a watering can. Sometimes there has even been hosepipe bans as water levels are low!
What are Eco Council going to do?
We have decided to make posters to put around school in areas where there are taps to remind everyone to turn the taps off. We are also going to remind children not to flush green paper towels down the toilet as this blocks our drains.
We helped to deliver the assembly to the rest of school to share how we can all play a part to save water.
WELCOME TO NATURE ROUND!
The children from Eco Council would like to present 'Nature Round'.
We would like you to take a 'snap shot' of the nature you see when you are out and about. This can be anything from birds, beetles, worms, slugs, snowdrops, the winter sky, scenes of the weather, maybe even the snow! We want to see what nature looks like near you! This might be during your journey to and from school, a trip out to the local park or the nature in your garden! If you have a camera then snap away! If you do not have a camera then draw a picture of the nature you can see. Please make sure your full name and class is on your photo or picture. There will be a 'Nature Watch' post box situated in the school reception area for you to post your entries.
A winner will be selected each half term for the picture that catches 'Eco Councils' eyes!
Get your nature goggles on! We can't wait to see what you discover!
Eco Council for 2017/2018 Announced
We were delighted to have in the assembly David Lawson our Chair of Governors who, along with Mrs Shaw, congratulated the children on their appointment and presented them with their 'Eco Council' badges. We look forward to reporting on all of the important things they get up to this school year.
BRANSTON'S POTATO BUS
This week the Potato bus arrived at Old Basford. This specially designed bus has come from Branston farm and has been created to teach children all about potatoes. Eco council were the first to spend an afternoon on the bus. We learnt so much! We tasted potato wedges, sized and weighed potatoes, planted and harvested potatoes and much more.
A BIG thank you to the staff from Billy Branston's Amazing Potato Factory, we had a great time and learned so much.
Look at our new School Pond!!!!
This was all thanks to our fantastic school community who helped us to win a grant, through the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, which we used to improve our school grounds.
As you can see from the photographs below, GroundCover Turf Ltd have worked tirelessly to create us an amazing new pond area which we and all our children will be able to enjoy working in. Huge thanks and well done to GroundCover Turf Ltd for completing the job.
Several years ago our Eco Council planted some apple trees. We are very proud to let you know that this year we have had some apples! We look forward to seeing these trees grow over the years and become a beautiful orchard.
Enjoy looking at some of our pictures from the day!