As its cold and wet outside we have bee keeping busy with some indoor activities. In the last few weeks we have been making things to sell at the PTA Christmas Fayre. we will use the money to purchase things for Gardening club to use the children will decide what this might be.
We painted some plant pots and planted daffodil bulbs in them. They will grow and flower in the spring. Mrs Hardy had some teasels which we decorated with ribbon and glitter. The strawberries in our bed had produced some runners which we potted up and sold.
Using tissue paper we decorated some jam jars some we sold and some we used in our last week before the holidays (see the next blog).
Some of the children were able to help run the stall they were amazing.
The total we made was £22 thank you for your support.
It was great to be back on the Ecton Brook campus today after not seeing them for a while. All the girls had deserted me this week, but the boys were superstars and worked really hard. However we had a bit of trouble with ants! Clearly, while we had been on Easter holidays, ants had decided to move into all the patches we had cleared. We didn’t mind too much though, because it meant we got to have a really good look inside their nests and at all their eggs. Fascinating!
We were blessed with beautiful weather for our first session back on Bellinge Campus this term. We had so much to do and everyone worked really hard. We planted some more strawberry plants which were kindly donated by Mrs Male, so we are hoping for a bumper crop this year! We also had another generous donation of plants from a year one parent, thank you very much! This included lots of pretty flowers and some compost, so we got busy adding these to our pots. We also planted some peas and did lots of watering, as all the sunshine had dried everything out.
This week, on Bellinge campus there were two birthdays in Gardening Club! The Easter Bunny somehow heard about this and left us lots of eggs! The gardeners took a break from gardening to decorate Easter bags, then go on an egg hunt. I think the highest number of eggs found was H with seven, but everyone was very kind and shared everything out.
We have been very busy clearing and digging on both campuses in Gardening Club over the past couple of weeks. Here is a selection of some of the best bits in a photopeach. Look out for the gardeners using the first of our homemade compost, as well as a special appearance by Mrs Turner, who kindly came along to help us out.
Gardening Club Medley
This week on Bellinge campus it was very cold so we decided to have another run about in the woods. We collected some sticks and leaves to make little homes for different insects and we climbed lots of trees.
It had been snowing again in Northampton this morning, but the gardeners on Ecton Brook were not deterred. We headed out in our wellies and warm coats to make some little homes for the local wildlife. I am so proud of the gardeners for their work this evening. They all worked so well as a team and their effort and behaviour were outstanding. Well done everyone!