Spring

This year the first day of Spring will be on Tuesday 20th March 2018 - I wonder what our school garden will look like then?

Team Bleak Hill



22nd March 2018

Spring has Sprung!

3H enjoyed a super interesting afternoon in the garden this afternoon.  They were able to compliment their current plant topic, by getting up, close and personal with a variety of different plants & vegetables.

The session started with the children working in groups to identify different parts of plants: leaves, roots, stems, flowers and more. The focus then turned towards a huge taste test!  For those of you who may have fussy eaters, here is a snap shot of what everybody tried:

  • celery
  • carrots
  • ginger (fresh and sugared)
  • vegetable crisps
  • sweetcorn
  • peas in a pod
  • pomegranate seeds

It really was a great afternoon of learning & fun!

      

Team Bleak Hill

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29th March 2018

This week 3F had the opportunity to take part in the same activities as 3H did the week before .  The children thoroughly enjoyed working in small teams and getting hands-on with a variety of plants & vegetables.  The most enjoyable part of the day was the 'taste test' - judging by the reactions to the range of food on offer, it is safe to say that it was a complete success!

      

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26th April 2018

A great day to get back into the school garden - sunshine and a slight breeze.  Children from years 5 & 6 did an incredible job of planting up over a 100 pots and watering all of the window boxes around school.  Some children tackled the task of digging up some bushes and replacing them with drills of potatoes - impressive!

The 'lite bite' of the afternoon was a toasted brioche or crumpet fresh from the fire - perfect!  Everybody worked really hard and enjoyed their time getting hands-on with dirt, water, soil and general goodness!

      

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3rd May 2018

Another great day in the garden for YR5.  Today the children got to tackle a variety of jobs:

  • watering
  • collecting leaves and indentifying the different types
  • weeding
  • planting lettuces
  • tidying the window boxes

We finished the session by sampling a truly delicious 'Rhubarb cheesecake' - digestive biscuits, smoothered with cream cheese and topped with Rhubarb - soooooo tasty!

It really is fantastic to see how much everybody enjoys their time in the 'great outdoors' - we're delighted that we are able to offer this opportunity to the children.

      

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10th May 2018

Glorious sunshine and a slight breeze - the perfect weather for tackling this weeks jobs:

  • planting sweetcorn
  • watering the window boxes
  • weeding inside the polytunnel
  • catching tadpoles
  • exploring the outdoor classroom
  • watering the raised beds
  • sampling rhubarb, oat cakes, bamboo, rice crackers and popcorn!

It is clear to see that the pond and the outdoor classroom are very popular with the children - they are fascinated by the tadpoles and frogs in the pond!

 

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Contact the School

Bleak Hill Primary School

Hamilton Road, Windle, St Helens
Merseyside WA10 6HG

Main Contact: Mr I Wellens

Tel: 01744 678190
bleakhill@sthelens.org.uk