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.
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more