These are some of the plants that are growing this month. We picked some, putthem in a tub of water and froze them. Then bashed them with rolling pins to get the plants out!!
The teasels are flowering and are becoming stripey. Very much like the bumble bees that are coming to visit them.
Our pond area is full of dragon flies, mayflies and damsel flies. We have been watching how they fly and hover. They can fly up to 60 mph !
We then made our own out of pegs and tracing paper, carefully drawing in all the veins in the wings. Lastly we stuck on the huge eyes. Most of a dragonflies’s head is eye! They have amazing vision which makes them efficient hunters.
Today we smashed leaves and flowers with rolling pins to make these wonderful prints.
Today we learnt how to tie a reef knot and used it to attach a shelter to posts in the forest school area.
We also scattered fennel and Aquilegia seeds over the wildflower area and planted Hollyhocks in pots to go in the greenhouse.
We are looking at what is happening in our forest school area. Everything is growing !
We had a look at all the things that have been planted and the things that are growing wild.
It is very warm weather and not raining enough so we watered all our plants that are in the containers and our new wildflower garden.
This morning reception filled the planter in front of their classroom with fresh compost and planted the sunflowers they grew from seed. We then watered them and made a little barrier to protect them. Wish us luck !
Our planting area is covered in tiny sycamore plants where the sycamore tree nearby has dropped its ‘helicopter’ seeds onto the soil. We pulled them up and examined the plants and roots. Some of them still had the seed attached to them.
We looked at a variety of seeds like pumpkin, hollyhock, coconut, avocado and rice. We learnt how the seeds germinate and grow into plants. Next, we planted sunflower seeds and hopefully they will grow into tall sunflower plants growing around the school.