On Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th September year 3 visited Clumber Park to explore life as a Victorian gardener. We went on a great journey around the Victorian walled garden, looking in the glass houses, the gardener's mess room, the tool shed and the pantry! We saw a wide variety of plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables... we got to taste some too! We also learnt about compost and how different plants grow in different environments and how the garden was designed in a certain way; to draw visitors eyes up to the grand entrance. We had a wonderful time and got lots of ideas for our heritage garden designs.
Abbey Values Day
On Friday 16th September we had our first ever Values Day. The children rotated around each class in their key stage to take part in a wide range of activities to support their understanding and development of our core, Learning to Learn Values; Communication, Conduct, Co-operation, Perseverance, Resilience and Thirst for Learning. The children have had lots of fun, cracking codes, building towers, performing role play and much more! Here are the children in our class demonstrating perseverance in Mrs McIntyre’s no handed tower building perseverance challenge!
Be The Best You Can Be Launch
In science we investigated the different ways we could sort fruit and vegetables. We learnt that this is called classification. We sorted them into things such as fruit or vegetable, grown under ground or over ground, seed or stone and much more.
Our Heritage Garden
On Monday 17th October, we watched a PowerPoint about the walled garden at Clumber Park that some of the year 3 children made with Mrs Brown after our visit. Then we went to visit the site where our garden will be and we talked about what we could put in the garden, thinking about what we want and what we need. Then we came back into the classroom and made mood boards to help inspire us ready to make our plans. Afterwards, we learnt what a ‘birds-eye-view’ is and looked at lots of examples of garden plans designed in this view. Next we created draft plans in pairs and then we began our official plans.