Find out about our Eco School at Wentworth
Wentworth Nursery School, registered with the Eco-Schools programme, has achieved their Bronze and Silver Award, and is on track to achieve a Green Flag award. Our chosen topics are Healthy Living, Global Citizenship and Litter.
Our Eco School Committee members include parents; Con McColl, Ona McCarthy, Jen Pearcy-Edwards and Mel Bunhong (as listed below from left to right).
The children have been involved in learning about what our tortoise (Fred) needs to eat, his diet and as part of this process the children have started growing dandelions and pea shoots as well as creating his own habitat. Additionally, the spring weather has also resulted in children observing the frog spawn in our pond and taking out of the amazing transformations from egg to tadpoles and ultimately to frogs! All incredibly exciting.
Some of our children have been learning about healthy living, particularly learning about foods that we can eat lots of as well as those we should only eat infrequently. Through this process our children have been learning about such terms as nutrients and vitamins.
Further information about Eco schools can be found here: Eco Schools Brief
Our children have been learning about re-using and recycling. A group of children and parents were involved in litter picking on Well Street Common and making models with some of the recyclable materials we found, after they had been thoroughly cleaned!
Our children have been learning how to care for living things as well as identify local plants and trees.
Our children have deepening their understanding about our flora and fauna in our pond. Have a look at the book made by some of the children.
Our children have been learning about local garden birds and how to recognise the various species as well as learning about what they eat.
Our children have been learning to recognise local garden birds as well as learning to create their own bug hotel.
I am pleased some of our children were involved in planting spring bulbs in the newly renamed to Kit Crowley gardens after an ex-member of staff from Wentworth Nursery School.
Some of our children have been developing their curiosity and knowledge about mini-beasts.
Summer Term 2021
W/c 19th April
This week our two year olds have been exploring what plants need to grow. Some of our other children are continuing to observe the life cycle of frogs, as well as create a habitat for our pet tortoise Fred, Additionally, some of our children have also been involved in designing and building and as such have begun to explore the concepts of sustainable energy. Do look at their amazing designs!
W/C 26th April
A number of children have been learning about how to protect our environment by putting plastic in the bin and not in the sea (have a look at their posters below. Other children have been learning about the life cycle of chicks and how to care for them. Sadly one of our chicks died and our children helped to bury the chick.
W/C 3rd May
Some of our children have been learning about the impacts of plastic and not only what to do with plastic if we find it on the ground, but also have made suggestions to the staff including doing more exercise and planting more flowers and fruits!
W/C 24th May
Some of our children have been learning about the importance of exercise and in so doing finding out what our heart does and what is looks like. As part of this process, the children participating in the following:
running at speed
using a bicycle pump
and dissecting a lamb’s heart
W/C 7th June
Our children were concerned the chicks we were keeping which our children observed being hatched had escaped. The children kindly created posters as a means of trying to find our chicks.
W/C 14th June
Our Eco Committee met and discussed how we can reduce the pollution levels on our busy road. Below is some information we have found out.
W/C 28th June
Many of our children have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. See below: