Catherine Junior School

Together, we can do it!

Year Four trip to The Botanic Gardens

On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January year four visited Leicester Botanic Gardens in Oadby as part of their PBL work and to help answer the question “How far does our food travel?”. The day was really exciting, well planned and provided many interesting activities for them to take part in.

During the afternoon, the children learnt about plants when they took part in a plant hunt around the beautiful gardens. From this they found out about what particular plants looked like, how they can be used for food, medicine or shelter and where they come from in the world. It helped the children think about food miles - the distances that different foods are transported around the world for them to be able to eat.

A highlight from the day for many children was the making of fruit kebabs which they were allowed to eat afterwards. This provided the children with the opportunity to try tasting foods they had never seen or tried before.

All the children said they had enjoyed the day.  The staff at the gardens complimented us on how polite and well behaved the children were.

Thank you parents, you should be very proud of your children.

Year 4 Exhibition

On Monday 11th December Year four welcomed parents to their exhibition.

It was an enjoyable afternoon where the parents joined in and experienced a variety

of activities relating to the project question “What makes a good leader?”

The whole experience was warmly received by the parents and the children thoroughly

appreciated sharing their knowledge.