Green Fingers in Action at Children 1st @ Grantham
The children in Early Years have been busy using their ‘green fingers’ this term, with our gardening club in full swing!
The children have really loved taking ownership of our garden, planting new flowers and seeds ready for summer. We have had some wonderful language from all of the children. Zoey was very excited to see the daffodil bulbs had grown, saying, “Look Miss Nicola, the flowers have bloomed. They’re so beautiful!”
We have even planted some carrot seeds for our nursery pet rabbit, Benjamin Bunny. Whilst watering the carrot seeds, Mayaan said, “Now they will grow and Benjamin can eat them for his snack!”
We have also enjoyed learning all about the lifecycle of plants, seeing first-hand how they change from seeds into flowers. The children take it in turns daily to water the flowers, making sure they get the roots of the plant. Sophia said, “The water is their drink. It goes into the roots under the ground.”
Whilst doing a cut and stick activity, Olivia explained what happens to a seed as it grows. She said, “This is a seed, when you put some water on it, it grows. Then it gets some sunshine and it opens, the bud opens and the flower comes out.”
Thank-you to the gardening club who are working so hard to create a beautiful outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.