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Isolation at Calthorpe! Week 4

Isolation at Calthorpe Park! - Week Four
 
Although it’s beginning to seem that we have been in isolation forever, we’ve just realised that this is actually only Week Four!  Having said that, we have really enjoyed this week also.  
 
Being school holidays, the focus this week has been on fun activities.  We have played a variety of board and sports games.  On Thursday afternoon, Mr Borkowski and Ms Griffiths enjoyed playing ‘Qwirkle’ with students, although they didn’t win!
 
On Tuesday morning we made a variety of models using air-dry clay with Mrs Timms Blanch and Ms Wrighton.  We hope to paint them next week, when the clay has fully dried. In the afternoon we had loads of fun with Mr Matharu, playing silly golf using hockey sticks and tennis balls.
 
Our activity on Friday morning was gardening with Mrs Timms Blanch and Mrs Wayman. We planted beetroot, courgette, French beans, tomato and lettuce seeds as well as a variety of flower seeds such as nasturtiums and sunflowers.   Before we planted our seeds, Mrs Wayman gave us a very interesting talk about each of the different seeds and how best to plant them and help them sprout. Then we used compost to plant up a number of little pots donated by Country Market, Bordon.  Mr Darmanin provided us with wooden lolly-pop sticks so that we could put the names of the seeds in each of the pots. We’re going to have a competition to see whose sunflower seed grows the tallest!  When we returned to class, we used Google to research the seeds we had planted and produced a fact sheet on our particular seed.
 
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To top it all, we watched a film in the hall on Friday afternoon …….. complete with warm popcorn. Joy!
 
Josh, Keira, Zac and Chelsea 
 

 

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