Project: Gombe 60 – In Touch with Nature *Participating Roots & Shoots schools & groups: ‘Andover Youth Shoots’ (now called ‘Nature in Harmony Exchange Project’) – Andover CofE Primary School – Harrow Way Community School – Portway Junior School – Vernham Dean Gillums Primary School – Appleshaw St Peters Primary School Project Aims: This project […]
Students from Appleshaw couldn’t join the Peace Day parade in Harmony Woods, Andover, but created this beautiful Peace Day wall display at school.
Appleshaw St Peter’s CofE Primary School Gombe 60 ‘What’s living in Harmony?’ 22nd June 2021 On Tuesday 22nd June, 22 pupils from Beech class visited Harmony Woods to work with an ecologist and learn about simple wildlife surveying techniques. The children spent time surveying birds, pollinators and butterflies and were shown how to use […]
Each month we have been checking on the progress of our home-made compost makers. We measure the height of the materials, the temperature outdoors and the temperature inside the compost makers each month and record them in a shared Google spreadsheet. We have observed the changes and will continue to do this all year. At […]
We have worked with a local contractor to transform a once inaccessible area of our site into a beautiful sensory garden. The children love it as a place for learning and quiet.
Year 5 and 6 have made mini composters and will be taking measurements such as temperature and depth of material to observe changes over the year.
Year 2 and 3 pupils are investigating the rate of decomposition of different materials over time. They have placed a variety of objects in a corner of the schools grounds and are observing them regularly to see what happens!
Year 2 pupils recently visited Harmony Wood in Andover to plant out the tree whips we have been looking after for the last year. We are part of the core group of schools working with Andover Tress United (https://www.andovertrees.org.uk/)to create a community woodland and environmental studies resource.
As part of our work to support Andover Trees United we have planted new tree whips into our Nursery Bed. Year 6 pupils helped Year 1 plant out in preparation for planting at Harmony Wood in Andover next November.
Appleshaw Green Ambassadors is a weekly lunchtime club run by children in Years 4 and 6 for children in Year 2. Club Leaders Dottie, Daisy and Emma say: “We started the club because we were concerned about how many animals were endangered. It all began when one lunchtime we were playing Top Trumps ‘Predators’. We put the cards in […]