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Animal care Gardening Homesteading Year 5: 2019 - 2020

22.01.20 Year 5 Homesteading

Today we started to plant seedlings into pots and trays we will keep them warm and undercover in the poly-tunnel. We found lots that could be planted, and found out that reading information packets is a skill on its own, we planted a huge range of flower, vegetable and herb seeds. Luckily we got to […]


20.1.20 Year 3 Homesteading.

We were lucky, it was a cold but glorious morning. Today we started to look at what we could plant, we took it in turns to seed the trays and put them ready in the poly-tunnel. While we did that some of us helped to re-bark and another group cleaned out the rabbits. It was […]


13.01.20 Year 3 Homesteading

We started back in the gardens today, there was a lot to do but we were prepared. We cleaned out the chickens and raked out the enclosure, we cut back dead plants, raked up old leaves, and filled the garden beds with fertilizer and manure. Mr H came out with us and we re-organised and […]


22.11.19 Year 6 Homesteading

We had a really busy day, we split into 3 groups and got to work. We cleaned out the guinea pigs, dug out the gardens (Which is a big job) and went to the garden to lay a new path, clean up, turn the compost and finish our seed catologue. A great time but tiring, […]


Rabbit care (update)

Ms Denney gave us a challenge of taming the rabbits. We are putting our hands out and waiting for them to sniff them. (Elspeth) We are not grabbing them or touching them when they come up to us (Lily). We always offer them food, so they know we have food and they get more friendly […]


20.11.19 Year 5 Homesteading

We had a really busy morning, we cleaned out the chickens, raked and re-barked the chicken run as well as clearing out the poly-tunnel and making sure all the plants were watered. Then some of us went and played in the tree circle. We made hammocks and dens as well as a huge mud kitchen, […]


18.11.19 Year 3 Homesteading

Today the animal care group were very busy, we cleaned the guinea pigs out and then learned how to hoover up after ourselves. We matched up animal fact cards and talked about how guinea pigs might show that they were scared or happy. We had a lovely time and can;t wait for next week.


15.11.19 Year 6 Homesteading

We had a busy day, Lucas is still on holiday so along with the gardening we had to pick up the sweeping and bins. Still we managed to get lots done and make a path through the garden and clean the animal. Phew definitely a hectic morning.


11.11.19 Year 3 Homesteading

Today we cleaned out the guinea pigs, did some planting and some gardening. We planted our polo awareness crocus down the drive, and they will look amazing soon. We topped up and finished filling our keyhole garden and introduced Miss Kinna to our garden. We also raked and bagged the fallen leaves for leaf mulch […]


8.11.19 Year 6 Homesteading

Wow we had a busy morning, we had groups out doing gardening and animal care, we also picked up some of our caretakers jobs whilst he is away. One gardening group was helping Miss Lewis to dig out the year 5 garden plots, Andy and they other gardening group, were filling beds and spreading mulch. […]