We are very proud of our school garden which Mrs Beedon, Mrs Fox and Miss Gwinnett look after. Mrs. Ingram will still be popping in when needed too! The garden is used to teach children about plants and wildlife and allows them to develop an understanding of living healthy lifestyles as well as raising children's self esteem and developing social skills and a sense of responsibility and achievement.
Children in Year Two and Year Four spend time working in small groups in the Grendon Garden with the purpose of enhancing their understanding of the natural world. We are lucky to have a dedicated area accredited to level 5 of the RHS Campaign for School Gardens. Children access a wildlife pond surrounded by trees and hedges. A range of herbs, flowers and vegetables are grown which supports children's understanding of seasonality and food production.
Gardening work is referenced to the National Curriculum Science Objectives.
Year Two children work on 'Plants' and revise 'Seasons' from Year One.
Year Four children work on 'Plants' and 'Habitats'.
The wider school are often invited to participate in growing competitions and projects and they make regular use of the wildlife habitats in the school garden.
Throughout the year, there is always something to be done in the garden. Details of this half term's events can be found in the latest garden newsletter.