Category Archives: Garden

Maths in the Garden

Maths in the Garden

This week in maths we have been learning about capacity.  Do you remember what capacity means? It is the amount that something can hold.

Some children went to the garden with Mrs Williamson. We talked about how much water we could fit inside different bottles and which one had the largest capacity. We talked about bottles which were full, half full and empty.

While we were in the garden we found two ladybirds, one flew away, but we caught the other in a cup and took it to show Mrs Lawreniuk. Afterwards we set him free.

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We also found a spider and Frankie was very brave, as he let it crawl across his hand. We were all too scared to touch it!


Challenge: Which bottle is full? Which is empty? Which bottle is half full?

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Wiggly Worms

Wiggly Worms

This week we have been finding out about worms.


We have built a wormery and been digging in the garden to find worms to put in it.


We made a prediction about what will happen to the layers of sand and soil after a few weeks.


Mrs Williamson was working in 2SG and we had a go at writing some worm poems and songs.

earthworm169Challenge: Can you write a poem or a song about a worm?

Digging in the garden

Digging in the garden

Children from 2CL visited the garden this morning. They had fun digging and collecting worms.

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We planted some carrot seeds and watered them. We thought the carrot seeds would be orange, but when we looked inside the packet they were just brown. We planted some gladioli bulbs. They looked a bit like onions and Mrs Wiliamson told us not to eat them!


Also we saw some birds. We think they were robins.

Challenge: Have you been to the garden? What was your favourite thing to do?

Digging in the garden

Digging in the garden


We have been in the garden this afternoon. We have been weeding, digging, planting, scooping and catching worms. We planted sunflowers, tomatoes and nasturtiums. We saw the potatoes had started to grow and the leaves are just poking up through the soil.


Courtney caught lots and lots of worms and got a bit muddy.



Our garden

Our garden

Now it is spring, we have started growing things for our Year 2 garden. Last week we planted peas. We filled our pots with soil and put three holes in each pot. We put a pea seed in each hole. Look how much they have grown!


Pea seeds will grow taller than a Year 2 child, and our seeds will be planted in the garden when it gets a bit warmer.