Week 1: Gardening Club began! The children of our ECO committee filled a flower bed with soil, making sure it was even and ready for planting.
Week 2: The children engraved rows for their radish seeds to be planted. They then carefully sprinkled the radish seeds into it before covering with the remaining soil. They did a great job and worked very well together to complete the task (despite the weather).
Week 3: Today the children were soaking pea shoots as another part of their salad to eat! We made big trays with them in and soaked them through. We also put some of the leftovers into little glue lids so that we can use them to create our mini gardens in a few weeks time!
Week 4: Today we visited the garden to check on our radishes. We watered them and then began searching for sticks and twigs to make our insect attractors. We returned to the classroom to decorate our cardboard tubes.
Week 5: Today we chopped our pea shoots that have grown over the weeks and we ate them with cream cheese on brown bread. Most of us really enjoyed them!
Week 6: Today we watered our radishes and checked on their growth. After this, we finished our insect attractors and found a comfy spot to place them!
Week 7: Today we watered our radishes again before planting our cress seeds on wet paper towels. We also began designing our mini gardens!
Children's University celebration event!
After weeks of gardening, growing, watering, designing, making, protecting and eating, we attended the Norfolk Park Center for a celebration event of 'Project in a box'.
The children discussed their activities which had been completed in gardening club and then they took part in 4 main tasks!
Watering relay race Harvesting Bee mystery trail Habitat homes
Take a look at the gallery below, to see the wonderful effort of the children!