Laira Green Primary

Gardening Club

2019-2020

Mr Jane runs a gardening club on a Wednesday from 1500-1600.

The club is open for children from KS2 (Y3-6)

We are developing the school allotment into a new learning environment and helping children build the life-long skills of working with tools, teamwork and respect for the environment. 

Please ask at the office for a letter if your child would like to join.

 

Skills learnt:

  • teamwork
  • tool safety
  • preparing soil
  • weeding
  • planting and sowing
  • understanding and knowledge of plants and wildlife
  • microhabitats

 

Autumn term 2019

Week 1

We returned to the allotment after the Summer break to find a jungle of weeds and over-grown plants! The new team were excited to get started on clearing the site ready for Winter planting soon...

 

2018-2019

Week 4

Today we planted strawberry plants that were kindly donated to the group. We also had to keep on top of the watering as the temperature heats up. 

  

 

Week 3

This week we have been actively watering our plants in the late spring heat - hoping that they will survive the weekend! We have also sown pea, radish and lettuce seeds in our second bed. 

  

 

Week 2

This week we cleared one bed of all weeds and planted the raspberry plants that Mr Jane donated from his garden. 

 

Week 1

We have begun weeding the first two beds at the top of the allotment in preparation for some new fruit and veg plants. The allotment was very over-grown - but we enjoy a challenge!