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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

Believe, Achieve, Care


Gardening is a marvellous opportunity for our pupils to learn about different species of plants and vegetables and how together we can make them grow.  They nurture both the plants and each other through this activity as they learn to work as part of a team.  It supports a variety of senses, as they can feel the texture of the soil and smell the different scents of the sensory plants, along with developing physical strength and hand-eye co-ordination.

Celebrating His Majesty The King’s Love Of Nature

We have loved watching the wildflowers appear and the wildlife that has been attracted by their beauty.  From one bloom to the stunning display, the flowers have been a source of joy to everyone as they pass by.  

Sowing the Seeds of King Charles III

It’s September and already the gardening ambassadors are hard at it and have given much time and effort to enhancing our outdoor areas.  They have cleared beds, washed furniture and weeded the Confidence Corner, adding a beautiful fairy garden, and sown seeds which were gifted from His Majesty the King.  What a fab start to their role this year! 🌱

Loving the Fun of Gardening

Terracotta pots have been recycled with a coat of paint, raised beds cleared and empty pots scrubbed.  The children took great delight preparing their containers in preparation to planting up.  The Friends of Goffs Oak have been very generous and afforded a range of plants, chosen for their sensory properties or their ability to attract wildlife like bees and butterflies.

A marvellous afternoon was spent discussing the different textures of the soil, leaves and where they would grow best.  The children will be responsible for nurturing the plants and ensuring that they receive the care they need to flourish.  🪴🌱🌻

Making Way for Spring!

Year 6 worked hard to give the Confidence Corner and the area outside their classroom a fresh start.  Beds were cleared, soil turned and raked ready for their new planting ideas.  The shed has been organised, pots cleaned and ready to go! It was great to see the class engage with nature and enjoy the carrots and spring onions which they found!

Queen Elizabeth Rose

Today we planted a rose 🌹 to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  It has been placed with the tree which was donated from the Queen’s Canopy.  This is an area which is ‘work in progress.’ 

Our tree has been planted with pride. We are looking forward to developing the area around it, in order to create a memorial garden - an area for our school community to enjoy.

A Great Honour! We were delighted to meet the Lord Lieutenant Vos and claim our Hazel tree, a gift from Her Majesty The Queen.

Staking Sweetpeas

Strawberry plants

Grow Club

Thinning and potting out

Painting Pots for potting out