Reception have been making sure that the soil in their raised bed has a good feed before the winter arrives. They worked together like a well oiled machine, helping each other, taking turns and coming up with time saving ideas.
Tally charts and still life drawing, were the tools used by reception to capture the first wild flowers of spring.
Each year group have a raised bed within the vegetable garden. They keep the same bed year on year to ensure a good understanding of crop rotation and the benefits of good soil preparation and treatment. We also have a herb bed for all to use in the veggie garden. This year we have planted:-
Mixture of lettuces, Dwarf French green beans, Runner beans, Beetroot, Spinach, Mustard, Cabbage selection, Peas, Swiss Chard, Courgettes, Pumpkin, Squash, Sunflowers, Onions, broccoli, Leeks, Carrots, Tomatoes, Rocket, Seed potatoes.
This Term we are focusing on fruit click here to find out how our orchard is progressing
Perfect for Pollinators
We learnt about pollination, how we need bees to pollinate our fruit crops. We sowed hardy annuals in pots to plant out near our fruit crops.
Strawberry Patch Maths
How many strawberry plants do we need to make a strawberry patch? We measured out our plot, worked out the spacing between each plant and planted up the strawberries.
We posed the question “Where does most of our fruit come from?” We looked at the food miles of fruit grown in the world and compared that to locally grown produce.
Growing for Success with the RHS this Summer Term!
Free twilight training sessions
- Summer term growing topics to integrate gardening into your curriculum
- Summer gardening skills to give you confidence to garden with your class
- Free seeds for all who attend!
- Garden tour (please wear suitable shoes and clothing for outdoors)
Wednesday 30 April, 4-5:15pm: Christ Church CE Primary North Brixton, Cancel Road, SW9 6HN
Please email email@example.com to book your place.
Our school is working with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening as an RHS Partner School. Throughout the year the RHS will be giving us lots of ideas and training on how to garden with a whole class and integrate gardening into the curriculum through their new RHS ‘Growing Topics’, helping us to get the most from our outdoor space and taking learning outside.
We our very pleased to share this great resource, our experiences and their expertise with you all on this our second twilight session.