Year 2 at the school allotment
Year 2 will be going to the allotment during the Spring term.
A group of 10 children from Maple class visited the school allotment at the end of spring 1. All children in year 2 will get an opportunity to visit the plot next half-term. The allotment is only a ten-minute walk, and the children's behaviour when walking up was exemplary. Once at the allotment, we split into two groups and one group works on the plot whilst the other group explores the allotment site. In the year 2 science curriculum, we learn that plants grow from seeds and bulbs, so we are setting garlic bulbs in the year 2 bed. We also learn that certain plants and animals live and grow in habitats that they are suited to. The children explore the site to see what animals and plants live in an allotment habitat and then think about why that might be.
Thank you to Mrs Ellis who has volunteered to accompany us to enable us to go. It was fantastic to go out into the fresh air and every child thoroughly enjoyed our visit.