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Healing Multi-Academy Trust

Woodlands Academy

Autumn 1

Week 4 - 18Oct19

Pumpkin Carving


As Halloween is fast approaching, the weather is not so great and there is not too much to do in the garden at the moment, we made our way to the cooking suite where the children carved their own Halloween pumpkins.  It was a messy business but the children got stuck in, scooping out the slimy, sticky pumpkin flesh before sensibly using the carving tools to create their own design.  I was really impressed with their creative, sensible and supportive approach.  They were very proud with their results.

Week 2 and 3 - 4Oct19 and 11Oct19

Hardy Perennial Border


At Woodlands, we have a small allotment at the side of the building where we hope to grow lots of fresh produce that can then be used in our cooking suite.  However, we decided that it would be a shame not to grow some beautiful blooms.  The children decided that a curved border in the corner of our allotment would look best and so they set to with spades and forks.  This took a lot of time and effort but we hope it will pay off - we now have a lovely, well fertilised flower border in which we sowed marigolds, cornflower and a seed pack of wild flowers.  Fingers crossed for a riot of colour in the spring.

Week 1 - 27Sep19

Planting Narcissi


The gardening club children worked hard to plant Narcissi bulbs (miniature daffodils) along the school field's front fence.  The children were excited to use our special tool that makes burrowing into the hard, clay soil that bit easier.  The children cannot wait to see the flowers bloom in spring.  The Year 6 children were particular proud of their planting because they will be leaving them to bloom, long after they have moved onto secondary school - there will always be a bit of their hearts left at Woodlands!