Autumn is here!

This week, year one have been learning about the change of seasons and changes in the weather. I think we can all agree that it has definitely got a little chillier these past few weeks!

After a discussion of what happens to the trees and the weather in Autumn, we decided to get our coats on and head outside to look for signs that Autumn is definitely here!

We found lots of beautifully coloured leaves in shades of red, pink, brown, yellow and red. We even found some conkers!

What a lovely afternoon it has been.

The Muddy Boots Club

Each week, the Muddy Boots club have been tending to our plots. You may have seen them if you use the Anlaby Park Road South entrance. The strawberries are coming along nicely and we hope for another successful yield this year. The peas are beginning to spiral up their canes and the radishes are producing a healthy green leaf.

 

Spring is Here!

Year 1 have been busy looking out for signs of spring on our school site.

 

We spotted that the pretty yellow daffodils are starting to grow and the leaves are returning on the bare branches. We even spotted a ladybird too!

Planting Viola Flowers!

The KS1 Hub children have been busy today re-planting Viola flowers.

We needed lots of equipment for the planting;

  •  Trowels
  •  Flower pots
  •  Compost
  •  Gardening gloves

First we filled the flower pot until it was around 3/4 full.

 

Then we used our fingers to make a hole in the middle for the flower.

Next, we gently pulled the flower from it’s old pot using our hands to break up the roots a little and popped it into the hole we had made.

Finally, we added more compost around the edges and patted it down.

We can’t wait to see them in the wellies!

How to Make a Worm Habitat!

Tim has been very busy with Miss Whitton building his very own worm habitat!
First he needed to add a layer of soil and then a layer sand. He kept adding the soil and the sand until the habitat was 3/4 full.
Next he had to find some worms for their new home!
Then Tim added some worm food – this can be many different things like banana skins, apple cores or simply just leaves.
After that, Tim needed to water the soil. He must do this daily to make sure it stays moist.
After a few days the worms will have mixed up the layers, and you should be able to see where they have been burrowing.
We can’t wait to see!

Gardening

What a super morning we have had in Foundation Stage.

Grandparents and family members have visited us today to help out with gardening. They brought their green-fingers and helped us weed and plant new seeds and flowers. There was also some harvesting of last years potatoes that had been left behind. They did an amazing job and we’re very grateful for their help. Even Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Reed picked up some good gardening tips. We talked about what the plants and seeds need to grow and made sure we didn’t dig up and of the lovely plants that were already in the ground.

We look forward to harvesting some of the things we planted. Maybe we’ll make a stew with the carrots, onions, potatoes, and herbs we planted today.

The children had a fantastic time and the rest of the class will be doing some more planting in the weeks to come.

Forest School Fun!

This week in Forest School we enjoyed the story Room on the Broom. We searched for suitable magic wands and broomsticks that we could use to act out the story ourselves in the woods. We even made a magic potion just like the witch did at the end of the story! And of course we enjoyed warming up with some hot chocolate afterwards.

Tree Planting Fun

Last week we worked with Woodland Trust to plant trees on our school field. Everyone got to plant their own tree as part of the project and some of our parents even joined in with the fun too! This will eventually create our own forest! It was a bit muddy but we had lots of fun!

Mud Monsters!

Some year twos have had a creative and messy morning making mud monsters using our woodland area in school today. We had to get our hands dirty to mould and shape the sticky mud into faces to create our monster design. We then used natural materials for eyes, mouths and hair for a finishing touch. Check out our gruesome creatures!

After giving our hands a good scrub, we then enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits thanks to Miss Farrah! What a great start to our Friday!

 

 

Woodland Project Part 2: First Planting

To was a very exciting and historic day for Christopher Pickering as we finally began to plant our woodland. The day started with some of our amazing parents coming down to help. They got to pant some trees with their children which was wonderful and very kindly stayed to help others. Then, throughout the day, children from Y6-Y1 all planted a tree in our woodland areas. Also planted was our orchard near the 5/6 MUGA and a new plantation of oak trees along the back of the field.

Many thanks to staff, parents and children for a lovely day. Special thanks to our Y6 helpers who worked with our Y1 children to help them plant their trees. A thank you Andy and Sarah for your guidance, expertise and patience in helping us with this project!

This is as far as we can progress this year but we will keep you updated over the coming months (and decades!)

Sarah briefing adults on planting techniques!

Our first tree, a Hawthorn, being planted.

Lexi and her sister Emily

Evie and her brother Charlie

Alfie and his sister Frankie

Indianna and her sister Lacie