In Year 5 we have been looking at the components of a computer, and their functions. Today, we worked in groups to build our own computers!!!
This term Year 5 have been given the opportunity to visit Pershore College to take part in a range of nature based workshops delivered by their degree students. The workshops have given the pupils the opportunity to learn about PH levels in soil, to match leaves with the seeds from different trees, as well as making bug hotels. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we very much hope our links with the college continue in the future!
In English we have started a new unit based around the book ‘Tuesday’ By David Wiesner. We have role playing the detective scene.
Year 5 painting self portraits.
Year 5’s learning about control with Probots.
Year 5’s at Computing club, coding with Lego We Do.
As part of our commitment to both improving the learning environment and reducing their Environmental footprint, the school have implemented a number of cost saving and eco measures whilst actively working towards the Ecoschools Green Flag status.
This forward-thinking approach means that we have recently worked with the school to support them in generating their own Renewable Electricity through a Solar PV array, making valuable cost and carbon savings. This also has educational benefits, as the pupils can see the impact of the solar energy generated through their Energy Dashboard and the school can spend the monetary saving on more educational equipment.
Overall the school are making annual savings of around £3,500 and have reduced their carbon footprint by 5 tonnes of CO2 p/a.
Sam Faulkner, School Business Manager said:
“As an active Eco-school it is really important for us to be able to mitigate our Carbon footprint and to also demonstrate what can be done to tackle environmental issues. Our Solar PV panels were installed at the end of March and we can already clearly see the impact that this is having in reducing the schools energy consumption and costs. Pupils in our Eco-committee are really interested in the technology and have been reviewing the data in their Eco-meetings. I am thrilled at the monetary savings being made too, with school budgets as tight as they are, every penny saved ensures that we can spend more on classroom equipment. This project was made easy with the help of Place Partnership and I wish to pass my sincere thanks to Apryl Pheasant for her knowledge and support with this successful project”.
Place Partnership supported the school in successfully applying for a Salix interest free loan to fully cover the cost of the installation of the Solar PV panels.