Year 2 have been bitten by the gardening bug, and have started to grow their own vegetables at home as part of their new Unit of Inquiry which focuses on plants and minibeasts.
So far, the children have planted peas, carrots, pumpkins, lettuces, radishes, parsley, basil, cress, beetroot, chilli plants, forget-me-nots, and sunflowers... the list goes on! They have also set up experiments at home to find out what conditions plants need in order to grow healthily. The pupils are enjoying getting outdoors in the fresh air and making the most of the sunny weather, and are being environmentally-minded by planting their seedlings into pots fashioned from recycled containers including milk bottles, juice cartons, food cartons and yoghurt pots.
The pupils are very excited to watch their seedlings grow into plants, and then eating their homegrown produce over the coming months.