Red Class get planting

Posted by Mr Ashton on May 28th, 2013

Last Wednesday Red class had a good morning in the garden. We had a look round and saw the foget-me-not in flower and saw some snails. We also managed to plant lots of seeds including carrots and lettuce.


Posted by Mr Ashton on May 9th, 2013

Summer is just around the corner and the garden is growing, flowers smell nice and insects are buzzing. Make the most of the sunny days by doing some jobs in your garden.
Fruit & Vegetables
Sow now:
Sow radish and spinach and lettuce outside, and sow courgettes and French beans inside.
Harvest now:
Early sowings of salad leaves, salad onions and rhubarb. Make some rhubarb crumble
Jobs now:
• Continue to earth up your potatoes as they grow and keep them watered.
• The weeds are growing strong – don’t forget to keep weeding especially those dandelions!
• Protect your seedlings and young plants from frosts by using horticultural fleece it can still get chilly at night.
• Remove the dead flower heads of daffodils but leave the foliage to die back naturally.
• Put support stakes and netting in for perennial plants as they start to grow.
• Continue to fill up bird feeders for the birds.
• Choose some flowers to sow now to attract insects and butterflies to your garden.

Sunflowers for the Nursery

Posted by Mr Ashton on May 9th, 2013

We had a great day yesterday planting sunflower seeds with the nursery pupils.

The pupils can’t wait to see if the sunflowers will grow as tall as Mr Ashton. We also did lots of digging and weeding.

We also had a visit from a snail which everyone had a closer look at.Alan_Price__Garden_Snail_1

Photo – Alan Price / Gatehouse Studio

My Apple Crumble!

Posted by emily107 on March 20th, 2013

Today I’m making a surprise apple crumble for my Dad here is the recipe:

First, peel four or five apples (considering how big your family is). They can be cooking or eating apples (maybe even a mixture of both). Once you have peeled them cut slices or chunks round the core. After that,put the apples in a pan along with a sprinkling of sugar and add some juice or water (I would recommend apple and mango juice). Let it boil until the apples are soft. Once you have done that, put the mixture into a bowl or dish and sprinkle on top some crunble mix (you could even make it yourself but I just used a ready mix). Put it in the oven until it is cooked. When it has finished cooking serve with vanilla ice cream or double cream.

If your cooking anything nice that you would like to share please leave a comment.

Eco – Day

Posted by Libby on February 5th, 2013

Coming up on Thursday 7th February we are going to have an amazing non-uniform ECO-DAY!

A letter got sent out about it here is what it read:

On Thursday 7th February we will be having an Eco Day. This involves a non uniform day, where children can pay £1 to wear Eco Colours (red, yellow, orange, green and blue).

Additionally, Eco wristbands will be on sale at lunchtime on both sites at 50p per band. This also includes the infamous ‘glow- in- the- dark’ band.

All monies raised will go towards he payment of an energy audit, which will help us focus our future Eco/ Growing Greener plans.

I presume if you need anymore information your Eco counciler or a teacher will help you. I hope you enjoy the Eco day and your Eco bands.

Thank you

Garden Bird Watch

Posted by Mrs S. Brennan on January 27th, 2013
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This weekend is the big garden birdwatch run by the RSPB to try to identify birds visiting our local gardens.  If you would like to take part visit for more details and how to send in your results.  Details of the big schools’ birdwatch which runs from 21st January to 1st February at

Carrion Crow

Kitchen Gardening Club

Posted by Mrs S. Brennan on January 21st, 2013

Mr. Waller and myself will be starting up Kitchen Gardening Club in Y2 after the half term holiday. More details to follow shortly.

Eco Council

Posted by Miss Mackie on November 30th, 2012

It is the end of Switch Off Fortnight! Lots of families have taken the pledge to Switch Off! We even ran a competition to win some bug themed wind up torches! The winners are yet to be decided! Each class has won a certificate to congratulate them on their successes so well done everyone!

Coming up after Christmas, we have decided to have an Eco-Day where we will have non uniform, instead opting to wear our Eco colours for the price of £1! Also, we will be selling the Eco-bands, including the infamour glow in the dark one, at 50p each!

Have a look at our EARTH Eco-Code under the ‘Campaigns’ tab!

Eco Council Meeting

Posted by Miss Mackie on November 13th, 2012

We are taking part in Switch Off Fortnight!

We have decided to:

Make Bunting to promote this special campaign

Send home an ‘Energy Saving Mission’ and Quiz for KS2

Send home and energy game

Give certificates to each class who take part

Put up posters

Give out stickers

Do an assembly to tell everybody about the week

Put reminder cards on objects which have been left on by mistake




Posted by matthew107 on November 9th, 2012

Makes 4-6 small glasses

You will need:

  • food processor
  • sieve
  • large jug
  • 4 kiwi fruits,peeled
  • 1 lime ,juice
  • 100ml lemonade
  • 50ml raspberry drinking yoghurt
  • 150ml cream soda
  • 1  raspberry vitamin c tablet

1. In a food processor , liquidise the kiwis with the squeezed lime juice .

2. Push the pulp through a sieve into a large jug (a few seeds will escape , this dosen’t matter ).

3. Add the drinking yogurt and mix.

4.Gradually mix in the lemonade .

5. Finally pour in the cream soda and mix .

6. Let the children drop the vitamin c tablet in to the jug.Watch and serve immediately.

NB. if you wish to substitute drinking yogurt with ordinary yogurt add during step 1 when you liquidise the kiwis.

A drop of green food colouring will improve the colour


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