We have 10 Bug Buddies this half term. Charlotte, Adriane and Marianne take it in turn to help us. We also have 2 very useful D of E students working alongside us as part of their service commitment.
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.
When the weather was very cold we made ice sculptures that we put up in the willow tunnel. We are also getting ready to plant some Summer bulbs and wildflower seeds in front of Penguin classroom,now that we have weeded and sorted it.
This week we had a fire in the fire circle and whittled sticks to cook pastry strips on.
We started this half term harvesting rhubarb. Then we put our potatoes ready to 'chit'. We made a poster about Bugs Buddies to exhibit at the Bucks recorder seminar in March and then we planted some Summer bulbs.
A very wet week but we managed to drain some weed out of the pond, make some labels for plants, build mini willow fences and start some weaving.
Nick - a bird recorder came to visit us this week and helped us put up the bird boxes the scouts have made. We hope blue tits will start to make them their homes. We also weeded the Foundation allotment - Mrs Steadman is thrilled. We are going to plant it up for FS children to enjoy.