Ysgol San Sior
Our school week 23rd – 27th March
Dosbarth Conwy – Chicken week / Dosbarth Gogarth – Environment week.
Gogarth began the week by planting the potatoes that had arrived from the Potato Council. While Dosbarth Conwy took it in turns to watch some of the tag poles in a tank from the school pond. The nursery class could see the little tag poles swiming and did sketches of them. The nursery class also did an experiment to see if they could turn one of our eggs into a bouncy ball.
A local school Ffordd Dyffryn came to see our Sw San Sior workshop. Our pupils explained about the different reptiles we have and the habitat they live in at the school and their natural environment. Some of the children had never seen a Chameleon or Blue tongue skink before and got the oppertunity to hold some of the reptiles. Dosbarth Seiriol did an experiment on Wednesday they had to predict which food our Horsefield and Leopard tortoises would eat. The Horsefields went straight away to eat some Romaine lettuce, while the Leopards held back for five minutes then went to eat some tomatoes. Sam in Dosbarth Conwy and Maddison in Dosbarth Haulfre both found nests this week, Maddisons was a wasp nest she found in her shed.
On Tuesday Mr Jones, Mrs Roberts and Mia, Lucas and Ameilia travelled to Manchester to visit the Willows Primary school to see how they use their outdoor environment. They have three chickens who we met and a lovely growing area for their fruit and veg. Our school will be linking with theirs.
Lots of our eggs have been sold this week to parents baking cakes for the cake day on Friday. It was the last school council meeting of the term on Thursday we will be meeting with PCSO Chris Perkins next term on cars that speed past the school.
Friday was a celebration of Easter, in the morning the school council set up the cake stall with all the lovely cakes donated and all the Easter bonnets went on display so the staff could pick a winner from each class. There was lots of chick hats and feathers. The juniors painted blown eggs, one of the eggs looked like Mr Jones! The morning went very quickly and the whole school had lots of fun £197 was raised from the cakes this will buy the first lot of bees for our hives. In the afternoon the whole school gathered to watch San Sior Egg Factor final. From Dosbarth Conwy to Dosbarth Enlli the acts were amazing and it was very hard to pick a winner. Carys in year six won by singing, it was a lovely end to a busy term.
This is our highest egg collection 609 eggs recorded on the tally chart this week.
Over the Easter holiday we will be selling our eggs and chutney at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
Contributor: Fiona Roberts