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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Healing Multi-Academy Trust

Autumn 2




The children enjoyed planting snowdrop bulbs in plant pots to hang along the playground fence.  We had one last try at building the mini greenhouses.  I suggested the children give up on the green houses if we were unable to complete them this time and the children reminded me that 'Woodlands' kids never give up'.  We discussed how we haven't given up because this is not our first attempt but that sometimes you just have to admit when the time spent on something becomes wasted time.  The children did brilliantly and worked out how to build them, only to find that lots of poles seemed to be missing.

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Week 2 - 7Nov19

Almost a wash out!


The rain was unbelievable today so our original plans of planting potatoes did not come together.  We decided to head out to the shed and see what we have to use.  We also found two more mini greenhouses but there were no instructions.  The children got their heads together once again to build them but they did not manage it this week.  They are, however, optimistic that they know what to do now so would like to try again next week.

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Week 1 - 31Oct19

Keeping the vampires away


It's Halloween so the children have been planting garlic to help keep the vampires away.  The children checked that the planters had holes in the bottom and a layer of gravel was added so that any water will drain away.  The children then added compost before breaking up the garlic bulbs and planting them with the pointy part facing upwards.  The children discovered that the garlic you buy from the supermarket won't always grow because it has been treated with chemicals to help it stay fresh for longer.  We are hoping to have fresh garlic to use in the cooking suite by May.


The children also did an amazing job of working together to build a mini-greenhouse for use later in the year.