Welcome to our class page
Skylarks is a mixed Y3/Y4 class.
Our teacher is Miss Rasberry and Mrs Chamberlain is our amazing teaching assistant.
What are we doing this term?
Term 6 is an especially busy term at primary school and we are no exception at Baydon St. Nicholas! We have our biannual Science Fair on Friday 15th June and our end of year musical production to prepare for. Skylarks class will be totally involved in both events.
Our theme this term is ‘Amazing Africa’. We will be sorting African animals and looking at the life cycles of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects and birds. We will also be finding out about African music.
Our regular times tables testing will continue this term as will our weekly maths homework based on current work.
Can I just remind all parents that it would be most helpful if Reading Records, Spelling Books and Homework Books could come in to school on a daily basis.
Term 6 Skylarks 2017-2018 (planning)
Term 5 Skylarks 2017-2018 (planning)
Term 4 Skylarks 2017-2018 (planning)
Butterfly Conservation Project 2018 – in collaboration with Ramsbury Estates
After a very successful (and enjoyable) day spent with ARK (Action for the River Kennet) and the Ramsbury Estates in the autumn, we have offered to help with the Duke of Burgundy butterfly project.
The Duke of Burgundy is a rare butterfly restricted to chalk downland. The caterpillars feed on cowslips and so Duncan and Hazel from Ramsbury Estates visited us recently and helped us sow cowslip seeds. We made our own newspaper pots (no plastic pots here!), filled the pots with compost and, with the help of cotton buds, sowed the tiny seeds. Our pots were carefully watered and placed inside sealed plastic bags. The bags have been placed outside and we will watch closely for germination. Cowslip germination is usually quite poor so we have over 150 pots to monitor. Fingers crossed, we will take our seedlings to Ramsbury in mid April when we will plant them on a grassy sunlit bank. We hope our efforts will encourage the spread of this beautiful butterfly. How exciting to be involved in such an amazing conservation project right on our doorstep!
Hazel and Duncan explaining the life cycle of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.
Pots, compost and seeds being prepared.
Look how many pots we have prepared!
Update on our work with Ramsbury Estates
We had a fabulous afternoon planting cowslips on Spring Hill. The hill faces south and catches the sun. In time, there will be a large area of cowslips supporting a thriving population of Duke of Burgundy butterflies. What a thrill to be involved in a local conservation project!
Amazing science fair 2018!
We had a fantastic time at the science fair after school on Friday 15th June. The weather was fine so we were able to spread ourselves out of the hall and onto the playground. Thank you to the many parents who came, asked questions and watched us demonstrating science!