Dragonflies' Class Blog

17th September 2020

Today we explored how electrical circuits work.  Lots of fun was had by all as we created our circuits and evaluated the effects of different components. 

 

March 2020

Sustainability in geography - By Katie, year 6

Recently in Dragonfly class, years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning about how to make their school more sustainable. Four groups were given categories elaborating on their topic.

 

Waste - One of the groups have been focusing on waste, they have come up with a few suggestions on how they can reduce waste at school. They've surrounded their ideas thinking about how to cut down the amount of waste sent to landfills or what has ended up in the oceans. Many ideas have come up like having more recycling bins. This is just one small step on the way to create a fully sustainable school.

 

A Healthy Lifestyle - This group have been encouraging students to make their lives at home healthy as well as at school. Having a healthy diet is also crucial to a healthy lifestyle, that's why this group have been inspecting their fellow pupils lunch boxes. Whilst looking at what the students have been eating they've have also been trying to figure out whether the packaging on their food is sustainable. By checking the lunches this group have been making sure none of the left over packaging is left out.

 

Energy - Whilst trying to be sustainable, saving energy is also a good idea. This group has been trying to save energy, simple things such as turning off lights can help achieve this goal. They hope to stop burning fossil fuels and reduce the waste of energy within the school.

 

Transport - The final group have been looking at how the dragonfly students travel to school and how they leave. Mainly, they have been trying to decrease the people who drive/are driven to school. One of the main focuses has been to reduce the amount off fossil fuels burnt locally  and this is one of the ways to do so. The healthy lifestyle group have teamed together in order to encourage the children to walk to school, or get a lift with other students.

 

Overall dragonfly class have made a good attempt to help the school be more sustainable and they hope to have more of an impact in the future.