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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Green-fingered kids

PREPARING OUR KITCHEN GARDEN

This week Year 5 enjoyed some late autumn sunshine while clearing ivy and branches from our new Kitchen Garden.  Learning through experience in this way is proven to motivate children and help them remember the learning in years to come.  Related areas of the curriculum include life cycles, plants and micro-organisms, sustainability, teamwork and problem solving.

In the spring children will be growing seedlings in class ready to transplant out into the Kitchen Garden.

This is a major part of the science curriculum but will also be used to enrich all areas of learning.  In the New Year the school will be visited by Food Growing Schools (London) who will support us in this new endeavour.

HEDGE PLANTING

Thanks to a successful application by Mrs Saunders to the Woodland Trust we recently received a pack of young trees (known as 'whips' or 'saplings').

The pack of hawthorn, hazel, dog rose, holly and dogwood were planted by Years 4 and 5 this week along the fence just outside the entrance to the Kitchen Garden.  In years to come these native species will provide homes for birds and insects, and well as sticks to use for growing new plants.

Martin Bowes