Welcome to Whitings Hill's Spectacular science page
On this page you will find lots of information about science, not only at Whitings Hill but in the wider World of Science.
What a Spectacular Science Week we had. Children, parents/carers and Governors all came in to bird watch and make bird feeders and planters. All made from recycled objects brought in from home. Results of our bird watch were sent through to the RSPB(Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
The vegetable and fruit planters made from Recycled materials will be transported to the garden and we hope to have lots of fruit and vegetables growing in our garden this summer and autumn.
Science and Eco News
In January Whitings Hill celebrated Science Week. The theme was ‘growing’ but we also had the opportunity to introduce the children to birdwatching. We re-used and recycled old rubbish and unwanted material to make some super bird feeders. We also made our own planters to cultivate various fruit and vegetables. The birdwatching results have been sent to the RSPB (Royal
Society for the Protection of Birds) and the children are still looking for different birds at home, on their way to school and in school. Don’t forget if you need any information about how to attract birds in your garden or even on your window sills please have a look at the RSPB website at http://www.rspb.org.uk.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
A huge thank you to all the Parents/Carers and Governors who gave up their time to come in for our bird watch or help in class to design and make bird feeders and planters. Also thank you to all the parents and carers who brought in something from home for us to use.
Our Eco warriors have been very busy this term preparing the garden for planting and ensuring that the school remains litter free. We have new litter patrol jackets and badges and we have a dedicated team of children in Year 5 who do recycling every lunchtime to ensure that Whitings Hill is continuing its ethos of reusing, recycling and reducing.
On Wednesday the 24th February some of the children who took part in our Autumn Eco Active project were invited to the Science Museum in London for a special end of project celebration. The children had the chance to meet other children from different schools in London, who also took part in the project, and we were treated to a lovely afternoon of face painting, making notes books from recycled materials and making a hat for the teacher by reusing materials.
Eco club has been very busy this year and are now planting winter vegetables and clearing weeds.
Our Minibeast hotel is now ready for guests!
The children have also been busy litter picking every week to try and keep the school grounds free of rubbish.
Please can we encourage parents, carers and children to use the many bins around the school grounds.
Whiting Hill are running an exciting project this term with Eco Active!
The project involves the children from Eco Club and the rest of the school.
EcoACTIVE is an innovative environmental education charity with a reputation for using hands-on, practical approaches to explore complex issues of sustainability. EcoActive envisions a world where young people and communities are agents of change for creating a better planet. We design and deliver interactive workshops to empower people to take meaningful action on sustainability.
We create eye-opening experiences for children and adults alike, running workshops in schools, projects in parks, community gardens, and projects with community groups and housing associations.
They are hosting a series of 5 workshops at Whitings Hill on the theme of reusing, recycling and reducing.
Watch this space for some photographs!
Some useful science websites:
Space .........the final frontier .......
Are you interested in bird watching?
Why not join the RSPB January bird watch?
Did you know that the first manned mission to Mars is expected in 2026?
For more information have a look at the website: