Saturday Gardening

April 9, 2018

Goli, Brian, Ronan and Mrs Duke worked hard to create more raised beds at the allotment on Saturday.  We also managed to move surplus bricks and wood for future use and use some of our compost to enrich the raised beds.

We planted a bed of Miner’s Lettuce and protected the crop from birds by netting them.


World Book Day

March 22, 2018

Year 2 have been listening to stories from around the world and sharing their own. They created a zig-zag book to re-tell the story of ‘How the birds got their brightly coloured feathers’ and then created a spiral snake to accompany their books.  Book reviews were also written so they could share their opinions on the books they have recently read.


Planting begins

March 22, 2018

The pupils have been very busy this week planting seedlings and seeds onto the site at Honeybone.  Carrots, peas and rhubarb are now growing there along with spring flowers such as Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.

 


Creating raised beds

March 17, 2018

The KS2 groups and gardening groups have been digging the raised beds in readiness for the planting of beetroot, beans and peas next week.  Spring is definitely here as you can see from the flowers and buds.


Allotment progress

March 15, 2018

Pupils from years 3,4,5 & 6 have begun work on digging raised beds in our allotment. This is part of their work to earn their AQA Certificate in Organic Gardening.

The gardening clubs have continued to help with their brand new ‘child sized’ tools thanks to the funding from the National Lottery.

Radishes, garlic, winter salad and turnip heads are already planted in the school gardens and the beans and peas are hardening up in the courtyard ready for planting on both sites.


Snow Fun for Year 2

February 28, 2018

Opportunistic teaching took place today when Year 2 and Reception created snow angels, fairy igloos and of course the odd snowball was thrown! The excitement was overwhelming.

 


How clean is our air?

February 28, 2018

We have put up monitoring tubes to test the quality of the air in Barn Croft School.  In 2 weeks we shall send them to Friends of the Earth who will send the results back.

 


Year 2 Visit Hawkwood Nursery

February 23, 2018

With the allotment site being developed, we went to visit Hawkwood Nursery to sow a range of seeds ready for the new term’s growing.  We sowed chard, lettuce, salad plants, beetroot and radish.  When they germinate, they will grow strong in the warm greenhouses at|Hawkwood until they are ready to travel to Barn Croft for planting.

Pupils also enjoyed a fun session in the forest area, a bug hunt, visited the bee hives and then made a weary journey home.                     


Gardening Club start working at the allotment

February 22, 2018

What an exciting time we had at the allotment yesterday afternoon.  We needed to clear the Brassicas that were left over from last year’s growing and dig over some more of the soil.  We met our neighbouring plot holders who were also busy clearing debris for their composting heap.

 


Community Day at the allotment

February 15, 2018

Today we had a community day at the allotment. Goli, Minnie and Brian from OrganicLea were there, Max (Year 2) and Ronan (Reception) with their families and Doris (a local plot holder) all came to lend their support.

We managed to make a good start on digging over part of the beds and cutting back plants from the pavement area. sadly, the weather changed and so we headed off to the school to plant peas for both sites.  It was a lovely day, but we definitely need another day to get together more ‘diggers’ to finish the beds.  Thank you to everyone who offered their support.