KS1 explorers cook onion soup!

Well what an end to our explorers topic! Having planted small onion bulbs in April, we chopped them and made onion soup on the camp fire. All the children cooked around the campfire safely and most enjoyed the soup! Over the last term we have learnt to solve problems (river crossing), make shelters and cook on a camp fire. What will the next half term bring?

Here is a link to the simple onion soup recipe

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5950/easy-onion-soup

KS1 are pretending to be explorers at forest school

As part of our topic in class, over the next few weeks we are pretending to be explorers at forest school. This week we were learning to work cooperatively. We pretended that we had found a new land and we had to cross a gushing river. We used a box, planks and logs. We have to share ideas, work together and cross the river without letting our feet touch the river. Here are a few pictures from our activities…

Y1, Y1/2 and Y2 investigate what animals live at forest school.

We discussed whether we thought forest school was a good habitat for animals. We discussed micro habitats and then went and investigated. Look at what we found…

Did you spot the frogs, beetles, slugs, spiders, worms, millipedes etc.
What can you find in your back garden?

Gardening at Lever House Allotment

We are working on developing our allotment area here at Lever House. Thank you to some families at Lever House including Mr Morley who has organized the flower beds this year.

With help from some Key Stage 1 pupils, Mr Morley has planted potatoes, onions, chives and stawberry plants.

Over the next few months we are going to look after the plants.

What this space to see our harvest!

Thank you Mr Morley and all our other parent helpers who make outdoor learning at Lever House so enjoyable and beneficial!

Gardening – trying to restore our allotment.

Key Stage 1 pupils have been gardening, trying to restore some of the allotment area. We found lots of weeds, nettles, fox gloves, strawberries and Y1 have planted peas which are growing well. We dug up the weeds ensuring we got the roots and checked to see if the soil was healthy.

If you know anyone who is interested in helping to restore, weed and plant in our allotment, please contact Mrs Macleod. Her email address is amacleod@leverhouse.net