Mrs Ronan did an assembly with us. The assembly was about learning and how we learn. The children had to tell everyone words that explained the way in which they learn and what made them a good learner. (Chinemerem – class 5)
We shared our answers with each other and Mrs Ronan wrote them down for us to hold up. We had a long line of words at the end. When we grow up we still need to be really good learners because we will keep on learning forever. If we become excellent learners then we will be able to learn anything. (Elizabeth – class 5)
When you are older if you want to be someone who goes to the moon in a rocket, you would have to be a good mathematician. You would have to work out how much fuel you would need to get you to the moon and back and you would need to be a great learner to learn how to do that! (Michael – class 5)
Have a look at the long line of words. Are you a good learner?
*In the rush to write down all of the children’s ideas Mrs Ronan spelt ‘concentrating’ wrong! She apologises.
Our Bees have arrived in Mayow Park!
We went to visit Erika at Mayow Park garden. She showed us the bee cabin, which is behind one of the ponds as it is safer for the bees.
Our buff tailed bumble bees have a white tail and two thin yellow stripes on their thorax.
There are about 40 workers but there is only one queen. She doesn’t usually leave the cabin. It usually takes about three weeks for the larva to hatch into a bee.
Our Lady and St Philip Neri managed to get the funding for our hive by applying for a grant from the NSEW (National Science and Engineering Week) team during our successful Science Week in March 2014.
The money paid for the bee colony and the cabin. Erika was able to get match funding so we got two hives for the price of one! A plaque will be created to show that we are sponsoring the project.
Class 5 have started the Bee Project and are planting lavender plants at the Infants to encourage native species of solitary bumblebees.
We are also keeping Bee logs.
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Friday 16th May 2 pm
Class Five make a Rainbow Wrap
Twelve children, two adults and two witnesses gathered in the Infant kitchen to be part of an historical event. Food Revolution Day; a live, international cooking lesson led by Jamie Oliver with over 800 other schools and centres!
It was delicious! First there was training to use tools safely, then a step by step guide to creating the mixture and dressing for a very tasty and healthy wrap. We had to concentrate and listen really hard!
Try it yourself on www.foodrevolutionday.com.
Several children have started lunchtime clubs. Some of them include a Dr Who club where they discuss plots and characters. A Media club where they compare books with movies. Also there is a recorder club where year 6 children help the younger children practice the recorder. Photos to follow.
Our Lady & St Philip Neri School Came 1st in the Year 5 Hockey Tournament.
Well done and Congratulations.