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We have 11 Bug Buddies this half term. Activities so far have included planting out broad beans and moving bark onto the quiet area. . We have also made bird feeders. The children are learning the names of the tools we use and lots about the growing process. We plan to plant more of the wildflower seeds collected from Barnfield by Year 1.      
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We planted 93 pots today using the seeds we harvested from Barnfield when we were in Year 1. We planted ox-eye daisies and knapweed. We also made bird feeders and put some bark in the area outside the outdoor classroom. 
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We planted some acorns tonight - fingers crossed for germination, then we watered all the tomatoes in the poly tunnel. We also put our seed potatoes in a brown bag in the outdoor classroom. Then we turned our attention the pond, planting some bulbs, skimming off some pond weed, and starting to re bark the path. Thank you Bug Buddies. 
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A wet week. Bug Buddies worked brilliantly with wire brushes and trowels to get all the moss off the bricks round the pond. Then we made pots from newspaper and toilet roll inners. We planted broad beans - They are in the poly tunnel under mouse proof netting.  
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A week to stay indoors especially as we were using our fingers a lot. We made Xmas 5 pointed stars from willow, then decorated them with blue spruce, baubles, bells and dried orange slices. Tying and wrapping the wool to disguise the loom bands was the part everyone found the hardest. Good perseverence though.   
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