• February 18, 2019Half-Term
  • March 7, 2019Curriculum & Standards Governors Meeting
  • April 4, 2019Finance & Resources Governors Meeting
  • April 12, 2019Term Ends
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Eco Schools

We utilise our lovely school grounds to integrate outdoor learning in every year group. This combines Forest School sessions and curriculum coverage of a range of subjects such as maths, science, geography and literacy integrated within our Eco-Schools work. Over a rolling programme for science for example, children from Y1-Y6 learn about ‘ Living things and their habitats’ which involves several of our Eco schools initiatives. Surveys are taken to determine the number and diversity of insect/minibeast species in the grounds, tally charts and bar graphs constructed to represent data and then the impact of environment/litter examined. For our Eco-Schools ‘Water’ topic, children measure water and make calculations for usage within geography and learn about water usage at our link school in Tanzania. In saving electricity for our ‘Energy’ topic, again children are expected to learn the aspects of data handling which are expected within the KS2 maths curriculum. Many more areas of curriculum content are covered incidentally within our Eco-Schools work, which further strengthens its value at Shobdon Primary School.