Garden Room Blog
Friday 11th January 2019
What an exciting start to half term! All of our work this term will have something connected to Winter in it. To kick off the work and collect some good vocabulary we went on a winter camp - bbbbrrrrr!!!
On Tuesday the Gardeners had an exciting day camping at Overstone but Mrs Speechley didn't know
how to put up a tent so Nicole and Tenisha saved the day.
Everyone had fun and enjoyed their day.Some people read,while others made squishy bananas.
As well as having fun outside we have been writing winter diaries - it's like talking to your best friend when you write each day's entry so you need to be careful who you let read it!
Luckily,we ate delicious, sticky flapjacks as well as bananas with melted chocolate inside that
Mr Robinson smith fried over the flickering fire.
Lastly, we went back to school.
Friday 23th November
On the 30th of October the Gardeners went on a trip to Overstone forest,to have a spooky Campfire. Once it got dark,
the fire started to get toasty and warm. After a while the Gardeners got their coat on and were off in a flash to play a good game of torch tag.When the blackness of night had arrived, the Garden room rapidly rushed back to sit down in front of the campfire. A few
minutes later, all the tasty food had arrived,they couldn't believe there eyes!There were yummy hotdogs,sticky,golden flapjacks,delicous hot chocolate and much more. Everyone enjoyed the flapjacks mostly, but Queenie and Tenisha enjoyed everything.`"That was the best Halloween Campfire ever!!!!"
Every Wednesday we have started to learn some first aid skills. The first day was all about hazards; we had to identify the hazards around a home. Next, the Gardeners made a poster of the hazards and a few weeks later, we learnt all about burns and scalds and severe bleeding. Tenisha helped us but having a real life nose bleed so we could help her!!!! We have practised wrapping bandages around each other.
Our stories have all been about Pumpkin Soup and the Squirrel, Cat and Duck. We made some delicious soup of our own which tasted lovely - almost like a bowl of stew! It bubbled away like a volcano exploding which made quite a mess!!!
Soon we're going to write our own Pumpkin Soup story called Christmas in the Old White Cabin. Watch this space!
Thursday 18th October
Over the last couple of weeks the Gardeners were really busy. We did a lots of things like:
bake apple crumble to sell at the harvest festival, also we made and ate apple tarts.
A few days later , in the frosty morning, we voted for our school council for Garden room .
The people to choose were: Maria,Nicole, Tenisha, Robbie and Siobhan. We all voted and then
went to assembly to announce the school council winner out of Garden room. It was
Nicole and some other children from different classes. They are going to get a badge
in a few days.Our Overstone day was great -we made a story stick of what we did.
We enjoyed leaf catching, also log balancing. After that we stuck leaves on our stick then we
saw some campers in their tents. At the end we all had a apple. Finally, the exiting
bit was that Chloe saved a baby hedgehog from getting run over.
Week 2 Monday 17th to Friday 21st September
This week we have had our first trip to Overstone. It was a beautiful day with a warm wind and sunshine. We went looking for signs of Autumn to make our Autumn wreath and to collect some good describing words for our poems. Some of the writing has been fantastic - we'll try to post some of them on next week's blog.
We are starting to read some information books ready to write our own next week.
Here are some of our photos from our Overstone trip.
Week 1 Monday 10th - Friday 14th September 2018
On the first day of Garden room we opened our presents and got books,gardening gloves,bookmarks,notebooks and many more.
We had a busy first week - we harvested potatoes and cooked them as well as visiting the allotment to plant two new raspberry bushes ready for some delicious fruit next summer.
I think it is going to be a fun-packed year of learning!