Outdoor Learning

In the past couple of weeks Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of four plants which we have growing at Winton Primary. We chose Strawberries, Mother of Millions, Dog Rose and the amazing Echium (Tower of Jewels) to investigate. All four have very different characteristics and reproduce in different ways and it was great to see them all growing in the school gardens. We’re very lucky to still be producing strawberries and raspberries, even at the end of November, and the children are clearly enjoying picking the fruit as they don’t stay around for long!

Autumn is also bulb planting season and a few weeks ago we received a surprise, but very welcome, delivery of 600 bulbs! Year 5 children have been planting them all in the raised bed between Year 2-3 and along the main flower bed outside Year 5 and we can’t wait to see the range of Daffodils, Tulips and Grape Hyacinths bloom in the Spring.

We’ve also been busy growing winter vegetables in the Poly-Tunnel and they are nearly ready to harvest. We’ve got lots of Brassicas (Kale, Cavolo Nero, Borecole & Tatsoi), Winter Salad (Mizuna, Mustard, Endive, Winter Purslane), Chicory, Lettuce and even a few Turnips that are all coming along nicely. And we’ve always got lots of Rosemary available to add flavor to your Roast Potatoes! These will all be available soon on the Produce Stall.

Keep your eyes peeled as the Produce Stall is about to have a facelift and we will be looking to sell lots of Christmas present ideas like flowers, fruit, vegetables, seeds and hopefully some arts and crafts too.