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Gardening Club

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The children have been really busy during Gardening Club which takes place after school on Thursdays. They have planted a range of crops for the winter season including: elephant garlic, broad beans, lettuce and cabbage.

Below are some of the children’s views about Gardening Club:

 Izzy: Gardening club is really fun because you get to plant, grow and water things.

Freddie : I really enjoy getting mucky and I like planting and watching the crops grow.

Angel: I like taking the produce home that we have grown and having the facilities to grow things in our school.

Georgia: I like planting new crops and getting nice and dirty!

Thea: I like planting the seeds the best because your hands get really muddy.

Sophie: It is great because you get to see the food grow!

Molly: Gardening is really fun and we get to do lots of things, we also get really grubby.
Maddy: The club is great because we get to go home and cook some of the produce we have grown.

Grace: You get to plant lots of food and you learn new skills. I have even got a gardening patch at home now!


Pumpkins for Lunch

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The children really enjoyed the pumpkin with their roast dinners at Connaught. When they were asked by another pupil what they thought, this is what some of them said:

Abby: I really liked it, it was very juicy.

Tate: Delicious, I would definitely have it again.

Georgia: Lovely

Chloe: I liked it

Holly: It was scrummy

Ryan: Sweet and nice

Olly: I liked the flavour

Georgia: It tasted really nice. I’ve had it before and I didn’t like it, but I do now.

Jess: I loved it.


September News

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An awful lot has happened since we last blogged. The children have been having a fantastic time. We harvested the last of the summer crops and sold them in the local village. This was a fantastic day and lots of the parents supported the school and brought some of the produce. Connaught made £110 to buy new seeds for the winter and we are planning on improving the garden area even further.

We have finally harvested our massive pumpkins before the winter frost. We really struggled to lift them! The children have been really busy creating designs to be cut into the pumpkins to take one of them home. I wonder who is going to win in each year group?!?!?


Angel, Jade and Astrid - Year 5

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Angel 5S

On Saturday at 1pm myself and Freddie were selling the produce from our school garden area at our Summer Fayre. We were pretending we were on a market stall and were shouting out,                    ‘Eat your greens, they are healthy’. My dad gave a donation for coriander and it is being served in Hardy’s the restaurant, the customers love it! I am looking forward to our next harvest.

Jade 5S

On Friday we picked all of the wonderful produce that was ready, it was really exciting. I was in charge of putting the rocket into bags ready for the Summer Fayre. I really like gardening and it is much nicer than the supermarkets.

Astrid 5S

On Friday I helped pick all of the vegetables that were ready. I had lots of jobs and they were all great:  I washed the rocket and spinach, helped put the peas into bags, cut the coriander and watered other things that were still growing. I got rather wet washing the rocket especially!!!


Miss Symes

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Friday afternoon was a wonderful afternoon for some of the children at Connaught. It was their chance to pick what had grown in their garden area. We were ready to harvest:  potatoes, runner beans, peas, carrots, coriander, rocket, lettuces, spinach, marrows and courgettes, what a feast! The children had a little nibble when they were picking but also offered the produce to people at the Summer Fayre, for a donation. Everyone was really pleased to see what we had to offer.


Email received from one of our parents

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Dear Miss Symes

I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the children who have been involved in growing/selling the spinach and rocket that I bought yesterday.
Both were delicious!

I am looking forward to another opportunity to buy from your stall again in the future!

Many thanks


Miss Symes

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The children have been having so much fun in the garden area and it is really taking shape. We have got some produce that is ready to eat and some we are waiting eagerly for. The children have loved planting the seeds and seeing them grow and now they are able to taste! We are going to be offering our Connaught grown produce at the Summer Fayre this Saturday also.


Year 5

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Olivia

I was involved in watering the plants and washing the produce that we had picked. My mum also gave a donation for spinach and rocket. We ate it that night in a salad

Euan

I tasted some of the amazing rocket that Connaught had grown. I enjoyed the production line outside- I helped put the rocket into bags and collected it from the people who were picking it. It was great fun


Georgia - Year 5

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My mum gave a donation and had some spinach – it tasted lovely. I helped to pick it earlier that day


Andrea - Year 5

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This week we decided to sell the produce that we have grown in our garden so far. We asked for donations for what we were offering, which was rocket, spinach and  lettuce. The parents loved having the opportunity to taste what we had grown and we are looking forward to doing this again.


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