Monthly Archives: February 2017

Setting Onions and Sowing Seeds

A little early in the year but Team 2 couldn’t wait to get growing the first batch of vegetables! 

After learning how to use a hoe and rake safely the enthusiastic gardeners soon got very good at digging out small drills and planting small onion bulbs.  We also experimented with planting some carrot seeds as it will be interesting to see if they will be able to germinate at this time of year. 

Everyone was very keen to take a handful of onion bulb to try grow in their own gardens. It will be interesting to see how they compare. 

The Kettering Cyclones 2016/17

The Kettering Cyclones have had a fantastic season and are a thriving children’s cycling club with trained coaches rising to meet demand.For more information on training sessions and events please follow the link on the official Kettering Cycling Club website


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The Nature Cam is in action at last! 

At least we hope it is when Year 1’s have set up  a new bird feeding station in the garden to find out what the Brambleside wild birds prefer to eat.  They enjoyed measuring out and hanging up many tasty things for the birds today.  Thank you to Eyebrook Wild Bird Feeds for kindly donating some feeders and seed to our hungry birds! 

Many thanks to Eyebrook wild bird feeds for kindly donating us a 20kg sack of seed and bird feeders to help us with our bird food survey.

Sunflower hearts and mixed seed

Suet (fat) balls should be popular!

Niger seed that will hopefully attract Goldcrests

Mealworms and apples are on the menu too. We wonder which they will prefer.

We were fascinated to learn more about fossils when an amazing collection was kindly brought into class for us to see.  It was great fun to look for evidence of ancient life with the fossils and to fInd out more about the life of dinosaurs was a top priority! 

Finding out about the dinosaurs was a very popular activity!

Tricking Our Senses

Is it a rabbit or a duck? A pig or a toad?  Why do I see spots when they are not on the page and why do our pupils change size in the light?   Year 1 enjoyed their job as ‘senses scientists’ exploring sound and sight to find out more about our amazing senses…

Can your eyes detect colour? Can you read the numbers?

Our pupils quickly get smaller to prevent too much light flooding into our eyes.

When it’s dark the pupils dilate to let in more light to allow us to see better.