Mrs Beattie has sent us an update on our fabulous school garden! This week is national gardening week for children, which holds extra significance! The week started off well, with the girls getting to taste the fruits of their labour. Everything is growing well, so so far so good! The children have had to water regularly and check for minibeasts that may want to munch on the plants!

Our first school apples have pollinated and set, so now plenty of sunshine and water will be needed. A lot of patience will also be needed in order to wait for a good crop in the Autumn. Our calendulas are happy to be potted on and our first rockeries have been planted up, with a little help from a friend. Fresh bark for the cool corner has arrived and thanks to the boys hard work and resilience, we now have our sunflowers planted and staked. They may reach up to 2 metres tall.

The boys have been checking that the plants have a good enough root system and then they decided to plant up all the baby sweetcorn too! Finally, Elif has been learning about trajectory with Mrs Kelly this week and independently came up with her own creation to display her learning.

Mrs Beattie tells me that she has been seriously impressed with what the gardening club have remembered from gardening club and the way they have linked their learning from past experiences. She has had a really joyful week working with all the children again.