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Planting Sunflower Seeds

This afternoon we have been planting sunflower seeds. We needed to wet the soil and then add a seed, now we just need to watch them grow!

What does a sunflower need to be able to grow?


This afternoon, Conor, Emily, Jess and Jess planted some rosemary! We really liked the way that it smelled! We turned all the soil, got rid of the weeds and then dug holes for the plant to go in to.

What has your class planted recently?

Planting mustard seeds

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This afternoon, we planted mustard seeds in trays. We did this to make ‘grass’ for when we build our own mini stonehenges ready for our Stone Age animations.

What have your class been planting?

Ice cream

Today we picked some of our strawberries that we have been growing and used them in our recipe to make strawberry ice cream. To make our recipe you will need the following:

600ml double cream

200g light condensed milk

800g of strawberries (or as many as you like depending on the strength of flavour required)

Puree the strawberries and mix them in with the cream and condensed then whisk until it thickens. Pour into a freezable container and leave overnight.

What fruit would you use in your ice cream?

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Gardening at home

The children of class 6 have been eager to share their tales of all the planting they’ve been doing at home. We bought lots of seedlings and plants and the school plants and they have been successfully growing at home. Some of us have even bought our own seeds and planted them. What planting and gardening have you been up to at home?

Here is Meredith with her wild flower she has grown from seed at home.



Our strawberry plants are nearly ready for harvest. Do you have any suggestions for what we can cook with them?



Plant inspection

With our school plant sale in just two days we are making sure our plants are ready to go.



Roll up, roll up…

In preparation for the plant sale we have been using our persuasive writing knowledge to create adverts. We picked one of the plants that we are selling to be the feature of our advert.

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Winter vegetables

We have planted some vegetables that we will be able to harvest over winter. We planted cabbage, Brussels sprouts and leeks. What other winter vegetables could we grow?