Hop Garden

Hop Garden

KS2 take it in turns to work in the Hop garden every Friday afternoon.

We are very proud of our links with the wider High Spen community and one of our closest links is with the Hop Garden. Read on to see what we have been up to. You may wish to follow this link to see what Sarah and the other members of the Hop Garden Team are busy with.

http://www.thehopgarden.toucansurf.com/

Homemade soup and bread. What could be better?

On Friday 23rd October, KS2 children worked alongside David from the HOP garden and one of our wonderful teaching assistants, Ms Backhouse to make leek and potato soup. They used produce that children had planted earlier in the year. They also engaged in a bread...

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Homemade soup and bread-what could be better?

On Friday 23rd October, KS2 children worked alongside David from the HOP garden and one of our wonderful teaching assistants, Ms Backhouse to make leek and potato soup. They used produce that children had planted earlier in the year. They also engaged in a bread...

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Wonderful Display of Flowers

What a lovely surprise through e-mail today - look at these gorgeous flowers we planted back in June. I think you would agree it looks fantastic and has helped our friends at Daft as a Brush have a wonderful display of flowers at their head office this year....

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Hanging baskets

So what did some of TY get up to at the HOP garden this week? Planting hanging baskets for Mrs Heron's garden. No, really! And they did a marvelous job. It means when Mrs Heron is sitting in her garden enjoying the sunshine over the summer (or maybe peering out of the...

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How many different ways can you compost?

This week TY children flew through so many jobs it was unbelievable: - they took mint cuttings to grow new plants to contribute to the 'pea and mint' soup in the autumn (hopefully!) - they wrestled with newspaper to make paper pots so that they could plant Borlitho...

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Return to the HOP garden

Friday 6th March saw KS2 children return to the HOP garden. This week it was the turn of TY children. So what did they get up to? The plan is for each KS2 class to plant vegetables and herbs which we can hopefully harvest in the Autumn to create a different soup. TY...

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Anyone for a garden lasagne?

It's not what you think! You certainly wouldn't want to eat it! This week in gardening club a team of children from TY helped Sarah at the HOP garden  to create a garden lasagne in one of their raised beds. This involved using shredded paper, cardboard, sawdust,...

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Sunflower Time!

We are aware the wonderfully hot summer has not always been good news for flowers left unwatered during family holidays, no names mentioned! However, if like Holly you have a corker ready to be measured... now is the time! Please measure from the soil upwards for the...

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Gardening club news

So what have gardening club been up to? Well, the potatoes are in. The lettuces are doing really well. Oh yeah - and the compost toilet is up and running! However most children still need to 'check' it each week. Due to the rain we worked inside today. We worked in...

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New addition to the HOP garden

AMENDMENT! (Thanks to Liz for emailing to let me know that if Gary hadn't turned up with his jigsaw then they job would have taken a whole lot longer!) A very exciting event took place at Gardening club on Tuesday 19th June - we were able to make use of our very own,...

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Sunflower competition

Last week saw the beginning of a brand new competition at High Spen Primary. All classes had the chance to plant sunflower seeds with Mrs Newbegin. Once the seeds have germinated, children will be able to take them home in exchange for a £1 entry fee. In September, we...

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What have greenfingers been up to?

Now that the weather is improving (sort of!), we can get cracking with the garden again. This week we started pricking out leeks and made 44 paper pots ready for planting sunflower seeds next week. Oh yeah and tackled some more of the weeding which seems to be never...

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