Year 2 visit the National Botanic Garden

We were very lucky with the weather on Wednesday when we went to explore the beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales as part of our topic, Scented Gardens. There was so much for the children to see and do, we all had a wonderful time!

We explored the gardens and found some plants and flowers we had never seen before. We used our senses to describe them.

The butterfly house was an exciting place to be (and very hot!). We were very respectful and stayed really quiet so as not to scare the butterflies! We enjoyed sharing the facts we had researched about butterflies with the butterfly expert.

We explored the Great Glasshouse which houses some of the most endangered plants on Earth! They come from six areas of the world, California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

After all that exploring, we were eager for lunch! The weather was so beautiful we were able to sit outside and enjoy the view and surroundings while we ate. We even had some time to play in the park!

We were taught all about seeds by an expert. She helped us understand that there are many different types of seeds. They come in all different shapes and sizes and we were able to take a closer look and sort them into groups based on their similarities. We were then able to plant our own seeds which we bought back to school with us!

We had an amazing day! A big thank you to staff at the National Botanic Garden of Wales for making it a very enjoyable learning experience!

Another big thank you to our parent helpers who came along to join us! You’re amazing!

STEM Fortnight @ Ysgol y Ddraig

Monday 5th MarchFriday 16th March 2017

is

STEM fortnight

(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

at Ysgol-y-Ddraig Primary School.

Your home learning task is to make a marble run.

Entries will be judged on:

  • It must be no more than 1m high
  • Length of time the rolling marble takes to reach the ground
  • It must not be a prebought marble run

 

 

All marble runs to be in school by Monday 12th March so all entries can be exhibited, judged and tested.

The winner and runner up from Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 will go to Romilly Primary School for the battle of the 5 schools’ competition.

Good Luck!

 

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