Tuesday 9th July 2019
For our final week in gardening club, we set about clearing as many weeds as we could before harvesting some of our lettuce leaves and herbs. The French beans that Year 3 grew in cotton wool have already started to flower and we are hoping our potatoes will be reading for picking soon. We made sure to give the plots a thorough watering and will check on them again before we leave for the end of term.
Friday 5th July 2019
Gardening club decided to take advantage of Sports Day and set up a stall next to the PTFA to sell some of the herbs we had grown in the garden for a small donation. The children did really well and managed to make a total of £8.30 which will be used to buy plants and seeds for gardening club next year.
Tuesday 1st July
After several wet weeks, we were very surprised to find a miniature jungle down in each of the vegetable plots and an active hive in the shed. Our plants are growing brilliantly; however, so are the weeds! So today, was all about weeding and watering. We learnt how to touch a nettle without getting stung because many of us suffered stings today. We also learnt that we need to remove the weeds in order to let our plants get plenty of sunlight and space to grow. The children all harvested some parsley to take home to their parents and carers. They have all been tasked to watch Gardner's World this weekend and bring some top tips back to club next week.
Tuesday 18th June
Hurrah! This week we have been able to get down to the garden to check on our plants which are doing really well with all the recent rain. We have some potatoes, beetroot and salad leaves growing through as well as lots of weeds. Our main task for the afternoon was to weed and water the plots before planting some carrots and broad beans given to us by Year 1F. We then went back to the classroom to paper mache our eco globe which is now complete. The next stage is to paint.
Tuesday 11th June
Another rainy week for Gardening Club which kept us indoors again. This week, after some problem solving discussions we decided to use Joshua's idea of metal to form a frame for our globe. We decided to use chicken wire to form a sturdy frame which we could then papier mache. Many thanks go to Mrs Bowyer's family for creating the sphere for us to start from.
Tuesday 4th June
Our first week back after half term and gardening club was a bit of a wash out due to the weather but at least we know that our plants, which are beginning to shoot through, have had a thorough watering. Instead we decided to concentrate on our Eco globe which we have been making as part of the Perkins Eco competition. The club decided to make a solar powered globe that highlighted different environmental issues around the world. Before half term we used a giant balloon as the basis for our globe and covered it in papier mache. This week we decided to paint it a blue colour after which we could begin to add our different country templates which the children had been creating. Sadly the paint was a bit too much for our balloon which imploded. Undeterred the children did some problem solving and have decided that we must try again with something a little more sturdy!
Tuesday 21st May 2019
After 2 weeks of weeding and preparing the soil, last night we were able to sow some seeds. The children carefully made small trenches and planted their seeds making sure that they placed them the correct distance apart to ensure they have enough room to grow. After covering them up with soil they were thoroughly watered and left to grow. We will pop down during the week to water the plots in hope that we find some shoots growing through next week.
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Our gardening club started up this week and what a task we had clearing out the vegetable beds of weeds. The children quickly got to grips with the different tools and were digging and hoeing away to get the soil prepared for sowing and planting.