The Garden Club is now closed for two weeks and will resume on Friday 21st May InshaAllah.
Over the past few weeks, the children have been getting adventurous in the garden; they have planted a herb garden, planted sunflower seeds and decorated plant pots!
The children planted various herbs including mint, rosemary, chives, coriander, and sage and learned about how they can be used in the kitchen to add flavour and make foods even more delicious.
This week, the children got creative with paint, glitter, yarn and ribbon and designed their own plant pots to be planted in one of the coming weeks InshaAllah.
We look forward to seeing you after the break InshaAllah.
We are excited to announce that the Garden Club will re-start onsite on Friday 23rd April 2021 at 11:00am In shaa Allaah.
The weekly club will give children the opportunity to be part of our learning garden by planting and growing a variety of plants, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn about the scientific processes involved in gardening such as facts about plant growth and compost making in a practical and fun environment!
The Garden Club will give children a sense of responsibility and friendship, it will also enhance Fine Motor Development and introduce them to Scientific Concepts.
Please note: The Garden Club is now taking place on a different day to the Girls Club (the Girls Club will now be taking place on Sundays In Shaa Allah)
The club costs £3 per session for ages 6+ and will run from 11:00am to 12:00pm every Friday.
To join us please complete the registration form below:
We are pleased to announce that the Garden Club is now back! Come along every Fridays @ 10-11am and join in on the Fun, We want to show you that being outdoors can be both fun and educational no matter what the weather!
Join us at our Garden Club- Friday 6th November!
When nights get longer than days, we know it’s time to prepare our learning garden area for the winter. We have been grabbing those last few sunny days, embracing the chill and relishing the chance to get outside!
Keeping the growing area healthy with our herbs;
- Clear away and compost dying foliage and stems
- Dig up and destroy mint plants affected by rot and frost. So we can replace next year with new, clean plants.
- Pot up some left-over herbs to keep them growing a bit longer. They can sometimes produce growth throughout the winter on a windowsill.
and our precious fruit trees
- If you have; Pick every last fruit. Fruit hanging on trees over winter is one of the main sources of brown rot infection in the spring.
- Prune out infected branches and twigs on apples and pears.
And finally, Look after your precious soil. We have enjoyed the Autumn tasks–remember everything you do now gets you ready for the next great spring!
As you may remember, last year our little green-fingered students were learning all about planting in our Learning Garden at the Tuition club. As spring approches us, our children are excited to have discovered their little seeds grow into beautiful organic produce!. Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but our children in particular have had lots of fun and gaining special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
- Responsibility – from caring for plants
- Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)
- Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown
- Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place
- Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction
- Physical activity – doing something fun and productive
- Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork
- Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow food
- Nutrition – learning about where fresh food comes from
We look forward to sharing what our children find under the soil and what they will be cooking with their fresh produce… watch this space!