Horticultural Competition Winners!!
In April, all the Year 5 classes across different schools in Ryde were asked to take part in a Heritage Horticulture Project . It was set up by Mike Fitt, (the queen's ex gardener who now lives in Ryde) in collaboration with Monkton Arts, IW council and Community Rail Partnership.
Jenna Sabine from Monkton Arts sent us a Video lesson to watch, explaining all about Victorian plant collectors, and how they designed their ornamental flowerbeds to make the most impact and show pictorial designs.
Each school had a "Continent " of the world that their designs had to depict and there were materials provided to inspire the pupils. Dover Park had the continent of Europe to use as inspiration for our designs. The pupils then had to draw their designs on a mosaic type grid in the shape of the flowerbed, specifying which colours of flowers should be used where.
The winner for each school has had their design planted up in Eastern Gardens in Ryde. All the pupils' designs have been on exhibition in Monkton Arts.
From Year 5 in Dover Park , 3rd placed design was Amelia Skyrme, 2nd place was Daisy Williams and 1st place was Harry Frimley.
Dover Park also won a prize for the Best School, as our entries were judged to be of the highest standard across the whole class! So the pupils will be getting a trip to a movie with popcorn apparently - more info on this when I have it!
Well done Year 5 and especially Daisy, Amelia and Harry F!! Hopefully the flowerbed Harry designed will be in full bloom in a few weeks!
Videos below of Altered Entrances and Exit routes from 8th March for Year 5 ....
Certain pupils (contacted by Mrs Shaer) will use the Winton Street Gate, due to Sibling pick up : if you aren't sure which group you fall into, please let me know . The majority of y5 pupils will use Park Road lower gate off Reception playground.
year 5 Arrive from 8.40 - 8.50 Park Road entrance
Year 5 Exit from 2.50 - 3.00 Park Road entrance
Timings for Siblings groups at Winton street are the same as these.
Trying out the new Virtual Reality (VR) headsets this week! Wow! What an experience we had visiting the Solar System and Mars in particular.... some of the comments the class made afterwards (on Google Classroom reviews) are below. So glad you enjoyed it! (Not included all comments as some were very similar).
It is fun and good you can do so much great stuff like be in an ocean with sharks! Or view the solar system and all the planets I’ve never seen before; it’s like being God!
It was a one of a kind experience!
It is funny when you see other people all looking around themselves, but it is sooo cool what you see when you are wearing them so I don’t mind!
The VR headset should be everywhere.
It was awesome!
The VR was amazing because it felt so realistic, especially when you were in the solar system.
It’s like a whole new world!
Honestly the entire experience was good. I would 100% recommend this VR Headset.
I thought that it was amazing! I absolutely loved when I was next to Curiosity! (The Mars Rover) It was just GREAT!
Oh YES it was good! It was one of the best experiences of my life!
It was absolutely phenomenal and a great experience for me. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!
It was very exciting and fun; it was amazing when we saw the Mars Rovers. It was really entertaining. I had a lovely time watching the amazing videos. We are very so grateful to have these amazing VR headsets . It was so funny when my friends were moving their heads around trying to touch the objects. We loved this experience!
The VR was amazing, it was like it was actually happening in the room!
We are finding out all about how we learn, how the brain works and what it means to have a Growth Mindset, not a Fixed Mindset.