Hi Bulb Buddies,
Thank you to those of you who have shared your photos, I’ve posted some of these to the right. It’s exciting that some of your plants have started sprouting. In my last Blog I asked whether you thought that the Crocus or Daffodil would flower first. Now I thought we could take a closer look at the plants themselves, to help us decipher which is which. I’ve attached photos of a young Crocus plant and Daffodils to the right, these are labelled so that you can tell which is which. What are the differences between these two plants?
Can you tell whether your Daffodil, Crocus or both are sprouting? How tall are they? It’s interesting to compare the height of the two plants, and to see how much they grow each week.
Watch your plants closely so that you can record the date that your plant flowers, and it’s height on that day. You can then upload your flower record to the website. There’s a resource entitled ‘Keeping Flower Records’ under ‘Teaching Resources’ on the Spring Bulbs webpage: https://museum.wales/spring-bulbs/
Another resource that would be interesting to use now that you can see your plants are growing is ‘Make your own mini-origami booklet’. This resource looks at the lifecycle of a bulb.
If you complete any of the activities from the website or create your own in class, please share them with us. It’s always interesting to see the work you are doing.
Thank you for sending in your weather updates. I’ve answered some of your comments below.
Comments about the weather:
Ysgol Pentrefoelas: Dim llawer o law a chynnes. Pawb yn ymarfer pel-droed at y twrnament ac felly yn gallu bod allan bob dydd. Llawer o blant wedi cael balaclafas capiau anifeiliaid i gadw eu pennau'n gynnes.
Athro’r Ardd: Gobeithio gwnaethoch yn dda yn y twrnamaint! Rwy’n hoffi meddwl am bawb rhedeg o gwmpas hefo capiau anifeiliaid gwahanol! Am anrhegion da i gael am Nadolig!
Arkholme CE Primary School: We had quite a wet week. It was fairly warm and some bulbs are sprouting from last year.
Broad Haven Primary School: We hoped we would have snow. But we just had a really cold wind -Northerly- and a bit of sleet. The sea was very rough and the waves came over the road.
Darran Park Primary: The temperature has lowered throughout the week. There has been a little amount of rain.
YGG Tonyrefail: It wasn't very wet this week but it was quiet warm.
Stanford in the Vale Primary School: Hello, the mornings of this week have been very cold and icy. We have had a rainy week this week. bye,bye
Auchenlodment Primary School: It has been a very warm week even though it's January!
Broad Haven Primary School: A cloudy week until today it is very sunny but cold
Comments about the project:
Ysgol Bro Ogwr: Yr wythnos yma fe dorrodd y dyfais i gasglu dwr ar ddydd Iau pan ddaeth y glaw. Roedd split ynddo a mae'r athro wedi defnyddio duct tape i rhoi fe yn ol at ei gilydd. Fe all hyn olygu bod ein canlyniadau ni ddim yn hollol gywir.
Athro’r Ardd: Diolch am roi gwybod am y broblem. Da iawn i'ch athro am drwsio’r mesurydd glaw . Gadewch i mi wybod os ydych yn angen mesurydd glaw newydd.
Comments about your plants:
Ysgol Pennant: Maer bylbiau yn dechrau tyfu!
St Clare's Catholic Primary School: Some of our bulbs have started to shoot this week!
Ladygrove Park Primary School: nothing growing yet
Professor Plant: Don’t worry Bulb Buddies, I’m sure you will see something soon!
Garstang St. Thomas' CE Primary School: It was a really rainy week but it was quite warm outside. We have noticed some of our bulbs are growing because we can see pointy green shoots poking through the soil!
Arkholme CE Primary School: The bulbs in the pots are just starting to sprout and look healthy. We have just noticed that last years plants are also growing. As usual the days in January have been wet so we think that helped them to grow.
Henllys CIW Primary: Our biggest plant is a daffodil that is 2.5 cm tall.