Yesterday, a group of children accompanied Mr Willams and Mr Eccles on a trip to buy some equipment to begin the development of the school garden area. Below is a summary of the day, written by Tony in Year 6.
'Today, we went to a super-market called Homebase. They had loads of gardening tools and much more. We bought some things for Forest School, including a greenhouse.
When we were building the greenhouse there were lots of different green poles. They were numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. We had to use the picture and instructions to work out what order they fitted together. It was a very exciting experience and we learnt a lot about nature and different types of plants.
We also got some trays and pots so that we can plant the seeds next week. I can’t wait to do it again next week!'
Keep your eye on the blog, as you will be able to track our progress over the course of the year to see what our school garden is able to produce!
This term in Y2 we have been four times to the forest school area on the school site. We have worked in the tipi and outside.
We always start playing games to build our teamwork and relax everybody.
We have used loppers, knives and steels to develop our tool skills.
We have learned to tie clove hitches and timber hitches when we were doing knot work.
We helped to whittle kindling, set a fire and enjoy hot chocolate.
Year 5 have been learning how to Shear Lash this week. They managed to create some interesting structures using the lashing technique. Can you remember why they were so strong?
The gardening team have been busy creating a pathway in the forest school area! Hopefully it will allow the area to remain wild and hopefully encourage some local wildlife to find a home.
5E have been developing their skills during their sessions with Mr Eccles. So far they have used loppers to cut lengths of wood, mastered the clove hitch, begun to learn how the shear lashing can be using to make structures, and even how to build and start a fire! They have also worked as a team to solve some tricky maths problems.
Mr Eccles and his helpers have been busy tidying and preparing the garden. We are hoping to start growing some of our own produce in the near future! This will allow us to learn about how plants grow and how to maintain a working garden. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates. Hopefully the fruit and vegetables will taste lovely!!