Outdoor Learning:

Harvesting the early potatoes:

Pond Dipping!:

Our potatoes are growing well!:

Growing for the Summer Fair plant stall:

 On Ilkley Moor with Year 4

 

Weekly visits to St. Ives Estate:

Planting potatoes and red onion sets - March:

Year 4 heard about the history and modern day use of the 5 Rise Locks at Bingley:

 

Our free “Grow Your Own Potatoes” have arrived from The Potato Council.  We are going to take part in the competition to see who can grow the most/ heaviest potatoes!

February 2017:  The Garden Workforce team are beginning to plant the Spring bedding plants and the potatoes are being chitted ready for planting. Chitting is when you let the potatoes sprout shoots in a cool, light windowsill before planting them in Spring.

October: Year 4 outdoor learning - Art from natural materials:

 

  

September:

The vegetables are growing well:


 

Year 4 exploring Tinker Bridge:

Spring 2016 - We have two new raised beds. They have been planted with soft fruit bushes (Red and Blackcurrants and Gooseberries)

 

 

 

Year 4 visit an organic farm:

 

We are taking part in the "Greening Grey Britain" campaign run by the RHS!

Greening Grey Britain was launched at Easter 2015 and has a three-year target to transform 6,000 grey spaces into thriving, planted up places.

The RHS shares ideas ranging from pulling up a paving stone and planting it up, to creating a window box, planting up front gardens and transforming grey private gardens and community areas.

Who can get involved?

It doesn’t matter if you own a large garden or a window box, everyone with access to outdoor space can get involved in Greening Grey Britain. It needn’t be difficult task; start by planting one plant at a time.

If hundreds and thousands of people across the country grew more plants in gardens and community spaces, it would improve our air quality, benefit us, our wildlife and reduce temperatures and flooding risks.

New planting for Spring 2016:

 

   

 

We have achieved the GOLD Green Tree Award from the Woodland Trust!

 

The Woodland Trust reward schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Their award is a fantastic way to enhance the school's green credentials while inspiring pupils about woods and trees.

Activities

There are a variety of hands-on, educational activities pupils can do. They are designed to encourage  pupils to explore the natural world around them and use their imaginations. They include:

  • planting trees
  • visiting your local wood
  • using words and images to share your woodland experience
  • exploring different viewpoints through photography
  • becoming a Woodland Ambassador

Our beautiful local woods are: Higher and Lower Holmes House Woods

The woodlands are situated on the bottom of an attractive,steep-sided valley. A large stream forms the northern boundary to both Higher and Lower Holme House Woods. Just to the north of the wood is a Wood Mill dating back to the early 19th century.
 
Holme House Woods are recorded as Ancient Woodland by English Nature.