'Everyone has been doing such a great job at school of getting the school garden beds ready for a new year of growing! Most exciting and important work! I'm so proud of them. Eagles and Kestrals have fulfilled and bettered their promise of digging over a bed per week and I think some of them could already get jobs as professional gardeners if they wanted! Lol! :-)
It's incredible what they've achieved. With Covid we couldn't have volunteers, but the older kids are now so skilled at digging that they've managed it themselves, I'm puffing out my chest with pride!
SO WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO GROW!
I'm putting in seed orders, taking requests. What will you grow at home too!?
Now is the time to start thinking about it.
You can send me your dream garden designs if you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them as don't forget it's YOUR garden that YOU are all creating together ;-)
It was so amazing all the delicious, beautiful bounty we all managed to grow last year. You all took things home to try, we stocked the village larder to help the community and families through covid, we even grew flowers to cheer people up. This year I think we need more flowers! Our potatoes have arrived for chitting. More plants will be on their way and we urgently need AS MUCH COMPOST & WELL ROTTED MANURE AS POSSIBLE!!!! Please help! Bring bags, leave by the gate, we'd be SO SO SO grateful! You all well know how much our poor sandy soil needs enrichment.
Here's some lovely pics of your hard work & produce from last year to remind and inspire you. We've got lots of gardening to do when you're back and you can start at home too :-)
Are you excited for world book day!?
What are you dressing up as!?
At forest school today, I've chosen the book Superworm and all the children in the school are going to create their own scenes from the book in the forest and garden using natural materials they can forage and find. You can have a go at home too!bWe might have some extra help from plasticine or pipe cleaners or anything useful you can find, but have a go!
You can choose to do a scene from Superworm or pick your own story book to make a scene from outside in the garden. Have lots of fun! Send me pics and tell me what you've done :-)
Can't wait to see you all next week.
PS - Here's a link to some fun Superworm activities from the book
Here's a link to the story, can you learn the superworm chant!? Create the superworm lassoo and all his different moves!? I love the character of Superworm and how marvelous he is, full of fun and he fulfills all forest school values looking after his community :-) The Wizard Lizard is quite a character too isn't he!? What's your favourite thing about the book and why? Which is your favourite page you're going to recreate a scene from in the garden?
(Tip; it should be quite easy to find just some grass and earth, leaves and bugs and plants as a back-drop for your scene!)
Hello Snape Superstars!
How are you all!?
Did anyone see the most beautiful FULL SNOW MOON last week!?
WOW it was a dazzler.
So excited to see you all next week :-)
If anyone has any worries, don't forget that I'm always here to talk to, but it will all be just as it was before, with lots of fun to be had and I can't wait to see you.
I found this incredible charity which has an endless resource for you and your parents, seriously amazing! It's called Learning Through Landscapes. On this link I found endless fun things for you to do outside, learning with nature. Whether you're at school or not, even on weekends or after school, with friends, family or on your own with the birds, you'll be able to make use of these wonderful ideas, let me know if there's any you'd love to do at forest school or which ones you do at home! What a wonderful collection of fun things to do :-)
Take care and stay well.
Don't forget I'm always here