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Flower Arranging

Thank you to Mary Blanchfield who came into the school during the week to do flower arranging with 5th and 6th class.


Thank you again to JJ Crowley who is currently coming into the school to do flower and vegetable gardening with the pupils.




Infants – Seed Sowing

Over the next couple of days infants will be bringing home a cup planted with seeds as part of the GIY and Innocent drinks Big Grow campaign –

Peas, tomatoes and cress seeds will be planted.  Here are some tips for how to look after the plants at home over the coming months.





We hope to offer gardening to one class in the school during the year.  We would be grateful if a parent with expertise in this area would help out.  Contact the school.

Bug Hotel Now Open!

The Bug Hotel is now open for creepy crawlie visitors [complete with slide, pool and stairs!].  Different classes worked through the day to build it.  Thank you to all those who brought in materials.


Bug Hotel

The Bug Hotel is currently under construction at the school.  We will be filling the ‘rooms’ next week with various natural materials.  If anyone has any of the following please bring it in next week.

  • Pine cones
  • bamboo canes
  • fallen bark
  • sticks
  • straw
  • moss
  • broken terracotta pots

Thank you to all those who have brought in materials already.


Bird Projects

With the dawn chorus starting up as we head into spring time, the senior classes have been working on projects on different birds.

Here is a selection of their finished projects so far.

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