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Almost there.

Almost there.

 

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We have now transformed the planters to their original state. I think you will agree they look spectacular.

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We have worked hard over the past year to make the front of our a pleasant and welcoming environment.

We have worked hard over the past year to make the front of our school a pleasant and welcoming environment.

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Our herb garden produced mint, parsley, chives and rosemary.

 

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We have grown carrots. potatoes onions beetroot, peppers, and cabbages.

looking good!

looking good!

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We have produced lots of vegetables, herbs and themes, but most importantly a perfect habitat for the local wildlife.

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Gardening Gang xx

 

 

Give and Gain Day 2016

Give and Gain Day 2016

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On Friday we had a group of volunteers from Lloyds bank come  into school to help us with some gardening.  They very kindly bought some plants, ornaments, herbs and vegetables to brighten up the planters at the front of our school.

All twelve volunteers worked really hard painting, planting and cutting back bushes in the playground. Our Gardening Club took part in the activities throughout the day, working together to improve the look of the school. Fantastic Day!

Thank you.

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More Pics!

More Pics!
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Time to rest.

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Time to plant

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Time to drink

 

 

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Time for perfection

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Time to explore

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Time to grow strawberries

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Time to create new homes

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Time to share new experiences

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Time to paint. Thanks to Mrs Newbrook

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Thanks also to Tesco, Co-op and Bernie’s hairdressers for supporting our raffle.

Gardening club

Gardening club

 

Every Monday from 3:15 to 4:30 and every Monday, Tuesday and Friday lunchtime, a Gardening Club is held outside at the seven planters. We do this to keep the planters healthy and beautiful.IMG_1813


 

We have seven large planters, each with it’s own theme:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Oriental Garden
  • Fairy Garden
  • Tropical Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Vegetable Garden

What we did…

In the first few weeks, we cleared all the unwanted plants and gave them to Mr Masters to put in the Nursery’s playground so they don’t go to waste. We then planted new plants, added decorations such as; statues,logs, stones, slates and hanging ornaments. The planters now look like this:

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Some people from Lloyds bank called ‘Give and gain’ are coming in to:

  • Paint our planters green
  • Plant some new plants into the nursery’s garden
  • Remove large, thorny bushes from the grass area in the Upper junior playground

Thanks to…

  • All the children.
  • Mrs Newbrook.
  • The parents of; Emma Mottershead, Faith Brown, Nathan Newbrook, Kade and Andrew.
  • Mrs Westwood

More pictures to follow next week

by  Tanisha

Art Rocks

Art Rocks

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How to make a tree out of newspaper and mod-rock (plaster of Paris bandage).

 

First we scrunched some newspaper up to form the shape of a tree and used tape to hold the shape in place.

Then we soaked the mod-rock in cold water and gently squeezed the excess water out.

Next we wrapped the bandage around the newspaper, starting at the trunk and working our way up to the top of each branch. We then waited for a few minutes for it to dry before adding the next layer.

When the plaster had dried we carefully painted the tree with acrylic paint and some of us decorated it with ivy.

We had lots of fun!

 

This term in art club we will be studying trees. We will be looking at  different seasons and how/why trees lose their leaves.

We will be designing different types of trees using a variety of materials.

  Kandinsky Winter Trees.

We used water coloured paper and tempera paint to recreate  Kandinsky’s trees.We cut out circular pieces of felt material in different sizes and then stuck them to the tops of the branches. Then we added buttons  to create the vision of ice, frost and snow to our winter trees.

Hope our pictures have inspired you to get creative!

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Sunflowers

Sunflowers

 

During Art Club we been studying Van Gogh. We have looked at two of his most famous paintings.

‘Sunflowers and Starry Night’

Van Gogh planned to do a series of a dozen pictures of sunflowers, to decorate his house in Arles. He started each painting at dawn to make sure they were finished within a day, before the sunflowers wilted.

We have created our  ‘Sunflowers’ using acrylic paint on canvas. We have studied Van Gogh’s painting technique and choice of colour to bring our pictures to life. 

Hope you like our Sunflower pictures as much as we do!

Starry Night to follow soon!

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