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Horticulture and nature

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Autumn Term - Tymor yr Hydref

 

 

  • Year 1 children learned how to pull up onions without damaging them and where to put them for their skins to dry out for storage

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Year 1 children harvested garlic and left them in a warm, dry place to 'cure' so that they store for longer

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  • Year 1 children also did a check on how well our fruit trees are developing in the orchard and mulched the soil with carpet to prevent weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Year 2 harvested and enjoyed the sweetcorn they had planted in the spring

 

   

 

     

 

     

 

          

 

     

 

          

 

  • They also harvested and roasted carrots, as did Year 4. Yums!

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

    

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  • Year 3 harvested and enjoyed their cucumbers, and while composting they came across an eight-legged friend!

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

  • Year 6 sowed spring cabbage seeds

 

  

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

  • Year 6 also harvested and prepared glazed courgettes

 

          

 

          

 

     

 

     

 

 

  • Year 1 transplanted some herbs into their final positions

   

 

   

 

    

 

    

 

  • Year 3 gathered blackberries and used them to make delicious blackberry sorbet

   

 

  

 

    

 

  

 

    

 

       

 

   

 

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  • Year 2 transplanted herbs - horseradish, dwarf curry plant, tarragon, garlic chives - into their final positions, and learnt how our water butt conserves water

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  • Year 2 are learning the importance of composting ​​​​​​​
                    

 

                       

 

  • Reception children are also learning about composting. They then sowed spring cabbage seeds ready to transplant into the newly cleared areas.​​​​​​​

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  • Nursery children harvested the pears in our orchard ready to make pear crumble next week

            

 

           

 

 

 

 

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