Feeding the school

June 10, 2018

This week we have been busy harvesting beetroot and radishes for the school lunches. KS2 have been busy planting tomatoes, kale, courgettes, strawberries and herbs.


June Community Day

June 10, 2018

Yet again our amazing pupils and parents showed up to support us on the allotment.  A big thank you to Richard for creating a composter and planters which have been a welcome and much needed addition to our plot. Everyone worked so hard and one amazing dad even walked to the recycling centre with a very squeaky wheelbarrow three times to collect green waste for us… THANK YOU!


Plant Sale raises over £60

May 18, 2018

On Wednesday, the gardening club held a plant sale to sell off surplus plants that had been grown, to raise funds for future projects. The pupils did an amazing job in encouraging parents and family to attend and support their endeavours.  Thank you to everyone that supported and contributed to this event.


Community Day – Teamwork wins the day!

May 14, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone that turned up to support us on the community day.  We were overwhelmed by the show of support and the amount of work we achieved in just 2 hours.


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.