Garden Club relaunched November 2018
The Gardening Club will start this term. We have some amazing plans to develop the environment and learn about creating a school kitchen garden together as a team. Mr Turner has moved the 'Potting Shed' equipment into our new home which is an amazing space (one of the outbuildings on the playground) to take shelter and work on our projects if the weather prevents us from getting outside.
Our first group will start on Tuesday 6th November and we are very keen to get started.
Mrs Morgan, Mrs Read (Lady in the Office) and Mr Turner our Site Manager
We have been busy over the last two weeks. We have planted our sweet peas and painted rocks to decorate our environment.
The sweet peas have started to sprout and some of the clubbers have reported that the ones they took home are sprouting too! Hopefully we will have some pictures to share soon.
The first group of our re-launched garden club finished this week.
Thank you to everyone for all your hard work. In the final session we made bird feeders in old cups and mugs and cheerio feeders with string and pipe cleaners.
Mr Spray, who teaches Forest School, took the extra feeders that the clubbers made to the Forest School area. His group helped to hang them in the trees. He reported that the birds were very excited with their treats.
We will post any of your pictures or writing onto our club page.
Welcome to the new Garden Clubbers.
We have already been so busy.
In our first session we decided to make more bird feeders as the weather has changed and the birds enjoyed a feast over the Christmas holidays and we needed to replenish them. Mr Turner took groups to the forest school area to hang them in the trees. We will need to keep an eye on them.
In our next session we explored the school garden to see what jobs needed doing. The broad beans have taken off and needed re potting but as we probably have frosty weather to come they will need to stay in the greenhouse a little longer.
Weeding is a job that we have to keep on top of. We worked very hard and learnt the names of the tools and how to use them safely.
We made mini greenhouses so that we could do some winter sowing. We planted tomatoes, herbs and flowers.
1. First we decorated our milk cartons.
2. Then we prepared the jug for planting by cutting the carton almost all the way round about half way up.
3. Then we added drainage holes.
4. We filled the bottom half we soil and seeds
5. Next we taped the top and bottom together with duct tape. We will be taking the tape off later in the season when the temperatures warm up.
6. Now the mini greenhouses are ready to take outdoors, even in the snow, if we get any.
7. as the weather warms up we will flip back the top on nice days and close them at night until the temperature stay above freezing then we can leave them off completely.
We have been finishing off our mini greenhouses and we made some amazing 'Grassheads' to take home.
Look below at our photographs and don't forget, 'Garden Clubbers', to keep us updated on their progress.
We would love to hear from you either writing, drawing, emailing or photographs, then we can add these to our website page.
Our Trip to the Garden Centre
Mrs Morgan arranged for us to vist the local garden centre. Mr turner drove us there in the school mini-bus.
We all listened carefully to the instructions
We planted our seeds and peppers to take home.
Finally we looked around the garden centre and using our sense of smell discovered some wonderful fragrant plants called hyacinths. We also found some delicate crocus plants too!!
We all had an amazing time at the last session of the
Please keep looking at our page for updates on all the projects we have started and please do send in any photographs of the plants you have taken home and we will post them on our page.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW GARDEN CLUBBERS
In the first session we planned to make seed balls, plant out our broad beans that have been growing in the greenhouse and to weed the beds and litter pick the school to keep our environment clean and tidy.
Photographs to follow
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