Summer comes to Busy Bees

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THE Busy Bees Early Years Foundation Stage children at Stoke Goldington CE First School have been busy getting their hands dirty in their school garden.

As part of their topic work on ‘Summer,’ the seven children made the most of some drier weather to get ‘hands-on’ outside, weeding the playground and planting flowers and vegetables.

The children have certainly been keeping ‘Busy’ despite the name of their topic not lending itself to nicer conditions. Rain has hampered a lot of the plants progress but the children are still enjoying the task.

Each child planted their very own sunflower seedling in individual pots, carefully labelling them up with their name and then watering it. They then left them in the sun so they could get plenty of light and patiently awaited the results.

As part of their studies the children will be eagerly recording the sunflowers’ growth before the start of the summer holidays.

There will also be some friendly competition between the pupils to see which one of their flowers grows the tallest.

Throughout the next few weeks the children will be learning what plants need to help them grow and doing all they can to make sure their own plants grow the highest.

Early Years Foundation Stage teacher at Busy Bees, Liz McHale said: “The children love working outside and there are so many opportunities to extend their learning through gardening and planting.

“It’s hands-on, healthy and fun.”