ICT in Room5 2008 We do lots of things using the computers.
Things we’ve done and are doing… 2008 <ul><li>Word processing – draft, publish, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Games – thinking skills, logic, math, literacy </li></ul><ul><li>KidPix, Paint – creating pictures and art </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Blue Microscope – investigation, creating art </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story </li></ul><ul><li>Power point presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Wikis – we can be found at 21classes and wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Photography – digital still and (just beginning) video </li></ul><ul><li>Data projector presentations in class for; </li></ul><ul><li>homework, </li></ul><ul><li>how to use programmes, </li></ul><ul><li>how to locate information, </li></ul><ul><li>how to use information, </li></ul><ul><li>presentation of work, </li></ul><ul><li>… and just for fun stuff! </li></ul>
During Term 3 we have used the computers to: <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate how to use the Digital Blue Microscope and create some artwork: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Homework displays: Using the internet to locate information and images and word processing.
Create our class and individual wiki and blogs: Room 5 21classes Blog Pages
How to grow daffodils By Emma , Fabio , Matthew , Tim .
January Not much to do in January. The weeds help to keep the soil cooler.
February Late February spray weeds with ‘RoundUp’ or hand weed. New Planting: For a new planting select a site with good soil and protection from the wind and apply agricultural lime at the rate of 370gm per square metre.
March Apply some fertilizer on beds. 30% Potassic Super Phosphate at the rate of 38gm per square metre. New Planting: Early March apply 65gm of 15% Potassic Serpentine Super per square metre. This, along with the lime, provides the bulbs with the greatest part of their food
April Fork over the beds to keep the soil loose on the surface. New Planting: Early April ‘work up’ the soil ready for planting. This mixes the fertilizer and lime into the soil ready for the roots of the plant to use it.
June From now on spears should start to appear. Keep forking the beds carefully when the soil allows.
July Towards the end of July spread about 20gm of Sulphate of Potash to the square metre. The bulbs need Potash while in growth and leaches from the soil if not used by the plants .
August Keep forking between the rows of bulbs as this allows air to pass into the soil when it rains. If the soil packs down hard this won’t happen.
September The bulbs , depending on the variety, will start to flower . Any promising bud stems should be staked and the flowers covered to protect them from sunburn. Flowers can be picked and kept in a fridge at 4˚C for up to three weeks. Towards the end of September they should be sprayed to prevent diseases. Take care NOT to spray the show flowers .
October Apply some more Sulphate of Potash at 20gm per square metre as from this time onwards the bulbs do their main growing getting ready for the next flowering season. It is during this period of growth that the bulbs split up, natures way of increasing your stock .
November Keep cultivating and give the bulbs a final fungicide spray. By the end of the month some varieties will start to die off. During this part of the bulbs growth cycle food in the foliage returns to the bulb so do not cut any of the foliage at any time.
December Before school breaks up for the year the ‘2YearDown’ bulbs should be lifted out of the soil, cleaned off and stored in onion bags. Hang them in a cool dry place.
Glossary cultivate fertilizer foliage forking fungicide leaches lime spray staking stock To cultivate the land to cultivate chops to farm to grow to produce to raise . Compost manure. We want some compost to grow crop. The leaves of a tree or plant. To dig or lift with a fork. Spray or chemical used to kill fungi. To remove or be removed from a substance by a percolating liquid. Lime is a type of fertiliser. If you spray something you cover it with a fine liquid. A stake is a long, pointed stick fixed firmly in to the ground for fencing. If a shop stocks something it has it ready to sell.