Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Leopard Slug

After the 'Bird Sale' we all went into the 'Wildlife Garden' to fill up the feeders and check the bird baths. We found an unusual slug which was identified as a 'Leopard Slug'. Scientists are unclear of their whereabouts and to date there have been no reported sightings in this area. I have therefore registered our sighting to the Open Air Laboratories Network run by Imperial College, London. These slugs are garden friendly as they eat rotting vegetation and other slugs - they don't eat healthy plants!

Bird Club Sale

The 'Wildlife Explorer's Club' (though we call ourselves the 'Bird Club') are now working towards their RSPB Silver Award. Part of this award is to 'raise funds for wildlife'. 

The children have been working hard making items to sell and today was the sale. They raised over £200 and have several ideas how they want to spend the money: ideas include a bat box, an owl box, a donation to the RSPB and BirdLife Malta and stones for the wildlife garden! A special thank you to Mrs Edwards and Cara's Nan for their contributions. Well done to you all, you should all be very proud.




Thursday, 25 June 2015

Wildlife Action Awards

We are pleased to say that the children in the Wildlife Explorer's Club have achieved their bronze Wildlife Action Award. Well done from Mrs Glare!
If you would like more information about the award it will be announced on:www.facebook.com/RSPBWilldlifeActionAwards  and on Twitter @RSPB_Learning



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Y6 Residential

A new picture gallery has been added with photographs from our recent Y6 residential at Kingsbury Water Park.

http://www.moorhall.bham.sch.uk/special-events/357



Bird Club and Class 3 are famous!

If you follow this link you will be able to read about our visit from the RSPB and Wild Life Malta in the newspaper!

http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/RSPB-brings-wildlife-workshop-Moor-Hall-Primary/story-26757426-detail/story.html



Monday, 22 June 2015

RSPB Sandwell Valley

Pictures from the visit to Sandwell Valley have been uploaded to our special events page.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Radishes

Today we harvested our very first home grown garden produce! Ren pulled up four juicy radishes. Come back later for photographic evidence!

RSPB visitors

Today we were fortunate to have visitors from the RSPB and BirdLife Malta. They initially came to see and listen to a presentation  with Mrs. Glare's 'Bird Club'. The children in the club explained the work they had completed for their Wildlife Explorer's Bronze Award. The visitors then worked on a project  'Nature at Home 'with class 3. We used maps we had drawn of the school grounds to plot habitats we had created for our wildlife. We had informative discussions about wildlife in Malta and ideas about how we could improve our grounds in the future. Mr Winter will try to put a few photographs about our exciting afternoon in the year 3 area this evening. Our visitors were very impressed by the children's knowledge, enthusiasm and behaviour. It would be lovely to hear the children's comments on the blog.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Family fun day

Weather's looking good for Saturdays family fun day. Hope to see you all there, will be an action packed afternoon.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Moorhens Road Safety Competition


Moorhens Road Safety Competition.


This competition is open to Moorhens club children only.

We would like children to work in mixed age groups at Moorhens to create an advert including a slogan for road safety. Each team will have access to an I-pad. They can sing, act, dance or use puppets to make their advertisement.
Children then need to design a poster
 Think about whom you will be working with. You will need a camera operator, director, actors, a script writer and poster designer.
All advertisements will be shown to the whole school, who will then vote for which advert they like the best.
The winners of the competition will be announced in assembly within the last week of the summer term and a prize will be awarded to each child in the winning team.
All children who take part will receive a certificate.


Competition entries must be handed in by Wednesday 8th July.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

ParentMaths

@ParentMaths  I found this Twitter account and thought it might be interesting for parents and friends of the children to look at and follow.   I think their website is 'under construction' but it looks as if it might have some useful ideas to help your children with their maths .

https://twitter.com/ParentMaths

Friday, 5 June 2015

Walk to School Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to class 2 who won the walk to school week competition. They have had an extra break this afternoon.

We will be monitoring the number of children who will be walking to school next week and at the end of the week the class with the most stickers will earn an extra breaktime.

Walking to school is not only healthy but it reduces the amount of congestion outside of our school gate, making it much safer for all. If you can't walk all of the way to school then please consider  parking and walking for a short distance.