Gardening Club is every Monday from 3:20pm. Club finishes promptly at 4:15pm.
This week we have been making healthy snacks to keep our birds fed. We used apples, sunflower seeds and raspberry canes from the garden. The one we put in the school garden has already been eaten! We have been keeping our eyes out to see what species have been visiting our garden areas to feed and recorded these in the classroom to take part in the RSPB Big School's Bird Watch.
RHS Level 3 Gardening Award
Our Year 6 students have worked hard over the last few months to earn our school the RHS Level 3 Award. By holding their Big Soup Share event in October, they applied for level 2 and were successful. The children used the vegetables they had been growing in school gardens to make leek and potato soup and minestrone soup. As well as this, the children have been learning how to cook healthy balanced meals using our home grown produce.
Next step: Level 4
Big Soup Share October 2017
This week, Year 6 pupils worked incredibly hard to hold a celebration afternoon where they produced two soups for their family and friends and some wonderful warm bread rolls. They showed off their teamwork skills by harvesting and preparing vegetables from the garden, making fresh bread and cooking the soup from scratch. Pupils even pulled together to wash and dry up!
We were so pleased to see so many friends and family come to join in the celebrations and would like to thank them for their kind words and support. Year 6 pupils are already keen to hold another afternoon like this and hope that they are just as well supported as this one.
Gardening update (June 2017)
Blossom class have been working hard to get the garden up and running again. We currently have a variety of plants growing, including tomatoes, pumpkins and chillies.
We have just collected our first bumper crop of raspberries. The children have frozen these ready to make their very own raspberry sauce for their summer ice-cream special next week.
We would also like to thank Mr Drewery for giving up some of his time to help us get the garden back into working order. It is now looking fabulous and we are looking forward to getting more planted.
RHS Level 2 Gardening Award
6 classes are participating in our gardening project, ranging from nursery to Y6. We have developed some basic skills to prepare soil, sow seeds and water plants. We have created a chart to record the growth of our plants and children are taking more interest in growing a variety of fruit and veg. I’m particularly proud of the developing attitude of Y5 students since we have started. They’re taking pride in what they're doing and want to share their growing knowledge with family, friends and younger members of school.
Keep up the brilliant work guys!
Next step: Level 3
RHS Level 1 Gardening Reward
Over the last few months, Year 5 have taken the lead in developing our unloved garden area. They have worked incredibly hard to get the space back in working order and ready to get planting in. They have developed some basic gardening skills, have learnt how we can use our compost bins and even tidied it up. They hope that in the summer term they will be able to eat lunch out here.
Well done Year 5!
Next step: Level 2.