A big " Hello" from the Gardening Committee. All is rosy in our garden! We have been enjoying a feast of autumnal colours in the school garden for the last few weeks. Every morning we come to school, we are greeted by leaves of brown, red, yellow, orange and green all waving at us as they sway in the breeze.
Now we will update you on our workshops with Patrick Hunt. On October 12th, Patrick returned to us to give three very enjoyable and interesting workshops. The theme was flowers and plants. First, Patrick drew a flower step by step and explained the function of each part. It was very interesting. We learnt about the sepals, pollen, stamen, receptacle and pistil. Then we drew a diagram of the flower with all of the parts labelled.
After this activity, Patrick brought us outside. We had to pick a flower or plant of our choice. We brought it back into the classroom and examined it with our partner. We identified all of the parts and used the new words Patrick had taught us. Then we sketched and coloured in the flower or plant......... definitely some budding artists!
The highlight of the workshop was the 'Stereo Microscope'. This is a special microscope used in universities and research to examine flowers and plants in detail. Patrick let us put our flowers and plants under the stereo microscope to see them in minute detail. We were so excited. The stereo microscope magnified every little part of the flowers and plants. It was magnificent! Check out our slideshow and remember to get out into nature and enjoy the last few weeks of Autumn.
Ms Sharkey and the Gardening Committee