Monthly Archives: January 2018

Outdoor Fairytales

Growing a variety of grains and seeds in the garden and in pots in classrooms to make bowls of porridge, carriages fit for a princess, beanstalks to climb and loaves of bread for hens will be some of the outdoors challenges for RGB and RSS this year!

Let’s hope we have some crops to show the farmers when we welcome the National Farming Union ‘Discovery Barn’ and team back to school again in April.

The A’maize’ing Mayan Garden Gods

Inspired by our topic in history, some members of class 5KC, are creating outdoor fact files to add interest to the plots of crops that are planned for our school garden.  Popular choices for the garden were Chac, the Maya god of rain, lightning, and storms (important for providing the rain for our crops) and The Maize God who was important because

the diet of the Maya was 80% maize and they relied on the harvest being successful.



Researching our fact files for our outdoor posters.

The Oats Are Here!

Members of the school Gardening club are excited to discover that the Oats they sowed last November have finally germinated. We look forward to linking our plants to traditional tales. How many can you think of that involve eating and cooking Oats?

KS1 and very keen to start exploring outdoors and care for these plants and bears and magic pots spring to their mind!

Our 5 Senses on the Farm!

A special lesson of a farming theme certainly excited the Year 2 children lucky enough to trial one of the NFU’s new Science lessons today.

Children were treated to the farmyard sounds, tastes, textures, sights and smells in a carousel of activities.