Some of our Year 4 children have worked very hard to construct a Hibernaculum for reptiles and amphibians to hibernate in. This involved digging a very large pit, filling it with rocks and logs and putting in some tubes to act as entry points, and then mounding up the earth that had been excavated on top. Finally, it will be sown with some wildflower seeds.
All the children in year 3 have planted bulbs in the shady spot outside their classroom to provide a source of nectar for insects early in the year. Instead of using new flowerpots they have recycled old wellington boots, which would otherwise have been destined for landfill. Well done year 3!
Year 2 have been thinking about what various types of animals in this country do as the weather becomes colder and have been busy making clay hedgehogs, who are now ready for hibernation!
A new Year 6 gardening club got off to a great start the other week with the children working extremely hard to weed the raised beds and then fill them up with the bags of compost we were kindly donated earlier in the year. We should get even better results with our vegetable and fruit growing next year!