Celebrating Wildlife in the Chalet School Garden

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This term will be full of exciting activities for the children in the garden.

Sea Horse class will be taking their turn in the garden on Monday mornings and they will be caring for wildlife. They will be giving the pond a much needed clear out, improving the mini-beast hotel and making bird boxes and bird seed cakes. They will also be doing lots of playing - they have already made a great den in the middle of the wood - with log seats for everyone! On the last session before the Christmas holidays they will be making a celebration cake and baking it in the clay oven in the garden to enjoy with some hot chocolate at snack time.

Turtles class really enjoy gardening - especially sweeping and wheel-barrowing leaves and watering. They will be doing some gardening every week, planting onion setts and broad beans. They will also be doing lots of celebrating. We will be celebrating all the colours of the autumn leaves for Diwali by making cards. For Hanuka we will be celebrating light with a small fire and eating donuts (any excuse!). We will also be making lots of our own Christmas decorations like the one pictures and decorating the Christmas tree growing in the garden. On our last session we will be baking bread made by the children in our clay oven. Bread and jam is their favourite snack!

Ruth Parsons