Here at Scoraig we have kicked off our new school year by refusing to let the weather keep us out of the outdoor classroom. Here are some photos of us identifying trees by their leaves.
We also created dinosaur models as part of our project.
This is us doing some place value work on tens and units with outdoor materials.
Next week as part of our topic this term on fossils and dinosaurs we are going to visit Hugh Miller’s Cottage Museum in Cromarty. Hugh Miller became a renowned scientist through his study of fossils, during the early Victorian period and the museum is in the cottage where he is born.
At the nursery we have been taking full advantage of the beautiful weather and have been doing lots of outdoor learning!
In nursery we had great fun baking Easter cakes together and, as part of our science investigations we popped some eggs into vinegar to see what would happen. They turned into bouncy eggs!
Along with an estimated number of more than a million people in around 130 countries worldwide we took part in the international campaign that aims to highlight young people’s concern about the lack of action by adults to mitigate the effects of climate change created by humans. By striking from school the international movement aims to show adults that our future is important and that we urgently need action to reduce our carbon emissions and work to preserve our planet in whatever way we can. On Scoraig during our school strike we planted oak trees and went door to door canvasing our neighbours. We also had a debate about it during class time.
At Forest School this week we made this mandala from materials that we gathered from the forest. It includes moss and pine cones as well as leaves, twigs and pine needles.
We organised a lunch for our community in order to raise funds for a shed to store all our outdoor equipment. We made two different types of soup and we also made bread and biscuits too. As well as doing lots of cooking we also waited on tables and made sure everyone had everything they wanted. Then we helped with clearing up and washing up. We raised an amazing £125 towards our shed so thank everyone that contributed!