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Animal care Gardening Homesteading Year 6: 2019 - 2020

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, […]


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. […]


04.11.19 Year 3 Homesteading

Today then animal care group split into two groups. One group cleaned out the guinea pigs and the other group filled the planters with seeds and bulbs. We had been donated some lovely crocus bulbs for polo awareness. We marked the ones that had been done with pretty sand so no one digs them back […]


28.10.19 Year 3 Homesteading

We had a lovely start back, the weather was cold but sunny and we were all eager to get outside. The animal group cleaned out the guinea pigs summer cage, and moved the guinea pigs inside for the winter. The gardening group, topped up the keyhole garden, covered beds in mushroom compost and started to […]


11.10.19 Year 6 Homesteading

Today we talked about community. We discussed what it was and what it meant. We also talked about how we could help our school community. With that in mind we went out to gardening, we helped year 4 finish their gardening plots and removed excess soil to fill the year 3 keyhole garden. We had […]


Bugs and living in a space ship

Some photos are sideways, my apologies it is a new format editor and I can’t work out how to change it. Thanks for understanding. Bugs This week the bug man came into school with all sorts of amazing creatures. Some of us were really keen to hold them and other not so much. But we […]


9.10.19 Year 5 Homesteading

Today in the gardening group we started to dig out our beds. We are really lucky and have the front lawn outside school. We split into 3 groups to start with, group 1 measured and marked out the gardens, then they sat down to decide what might go in them. Group 2 started weeding and […]


07.10.19 Year 3 Homesteading

Today we had homesteading. As normal we split into our 4 groups to try cooking, animal care, gardening, and researching what we were going to put into our newly cleared gardens. We had a lovely day and got lots done, the gardening group cleared the key hole garden ( this is a special self feeding […]