Visit to OrganicLea’s Plant Nursery

February 26, 2017

Clare and Goli have been visiting us at school to help us with our growing project. We went to their site to find out what happens there, how plants are grown and to plant our own seeds.  The gardeners there are going to propagate them for us until they are strong enough to bring back to Barn […]


Write like a Victorian

February 23, 2017

We learned how to write like a Victorian in handwriting this week. We then scrunched them up and used tea-bag water to dye our papers sepia, to make them look more authentic. Pupils took some home to try out with their families.


Ragged Museum

February 23, 2017

We visited the Ragged Museum to experience a lesson with a real Victorian teacher. The pupils were very wary of her and compared her methods and classroom with ours at Barn Croft. We learned the Ragged Schools were  established to give poor children the chance of an education.  Thank you to the parents who saved […]


Pupils teach class about Prayer in Islam

February 23, 2017

Today Mrs Duke had a rest from teaching Year 2 and handed the reins over to the pupils.  They showed us the differences in praying for men and women, showed a selection of texts and books and even read and sang in Arabic for us.  We learned quite a lot and want to say a […]


Garden Project – Stage 1 – Preparing to grow

February 5, 2017

Goli and Claire from OrganicLea came to visit us on Friday do some measuring of our plots. We then decided what we wanted to grow and checked the quality of the soil.  Ms Early started the composters last year and now they are producing compost for the garden.  We also managed to clear a lot of debris […]