Elm is lucky enough to have a fair few aquatic members of the classroom, from our tiny baby guppies to our massive pink kissing gouramis. The children have watched eagerly as our class fish tank has been transformed from an empty container into a flourishing tropical environment for our cute and colourful companions.
The fish tank was running swimmingly (pun intended) for the Autumn term until disaster struck and the water turned green (OH NO!). But, with some quick investigation we found out that the water had too much algae growing in it so, with the addition of an ultra violet filter, we were able to get the water back to being crystal clear again.
It may have taken a while to set up, but the tank is now ready for the children to take on the responsibilities of tank monitoring and feeding the fish. Our fish tank managers: Tyler, Kieran & Zemoya will be taking a further role in making sure these tasks are being carried out by delegating them to other children and carrying them out themselves when necessary.
As a class, we are very proud of our fish tank and love watching the fish grow. Parents and carers will be able to see the tank itself on Parents' Evening where Mr Chapman & Mrs Phillips will happily answer any questions you have about our feisty, fascinating fish.