We've grown some fantastic crops and we are so proud of them. Have a look at our new Gallery of photos! The password can be requested from the school office if you've forgotten it.
St Mary's Amazing Allotment Adventure
Have you ever had the thrill of planting a tiny seed, watering it and watching it grow into a healthy plant that adds beauty to your every day with it's pretty petals? Or have you tasted a juicy, ripe tomato off the vine and chopped it into a salad of crisp lettuce leaves that you planted all by yourself? Now you can.
Our new Garden is due to be launched in the Spring and it will give every class the fun and excitement of growing their own fruit and vegetables. We will do this in a sustainable way - which means we use things that can be recycled and easily replaced without damaging the environment. It promises to be a fun and enjoyable experience as we watch and learn how our beautiful garden will grow and change with the seasons.
News So Far
Giant Cabbage Crop
Our tree planting was a success with the winners of our Hungry Caterpillar colouring competition planting a fruit tree on behalf of their class. The children got muddy, wet and cold and had an absolutely brilliant time of it! Congratulations to all the winners and also a well done to all of the children who participated in the competition. It was a really tough decision choosing the winners with so many excellent entries to choose from. We also need to give a huge THANK YOU to the RAF recruits who kindly helped dig the holes for the tree root.
Don't forget to check out our new Tree Planting Gallery.
We have had some major success with our growing beds already during the growing season of 2015. Each class planted seeds in their raised beds and then enjoyed crops of leeks, radishes, salad leaves and potatoes.
Our Reception and Year 1 classes celebrated "Apple Day" in style with a mini science project discovering why apples float. They then created works of art using fruit, vegetables and the natural things they found around the school grounds.
They created some wonderful works of art and their creativity was inspired by the beauty of autumn all around them.
There is a Gallery of images called "Apple Day" for you to have a look at.
What's Coming up?
We have many exciting plans ahead of us but here are a few to get us started.
- We will soon be implementing a water collection and storage system to collect water for our plants. We will use this rainwater to water our crops.
- We will be getting tool storage and seating for our shelter so our garden tools last longer and we have somewhere to dash to should it suddenly decide to rain.
- We will enjoy some Spring activities to develop our Hungry Caterpillar theme using carved wooden fruit and garden ornaments.