At Woodthorpe Eastern campus, the Yr. 3/4 class planted a vegetable as part of their science curriculum. The garden was part of the year 3/4 biological sciences unit at the beginning of the year. This involved looking at living things and lifecycles. We also incorporated Mathematics and English work into the garden as well as using IT time to design the layout.
After researching the seasons and soil types the students decided to grow the following; onions, cauliflower, broccoli, red and green cabbage, sugar snap peas, rainbow chard, eggplant, strawberries, beetroot, carrot and a selection of Asian and Italian herbs.
The students also planted 3 different varieties of flowers to compare the difference between flowering and fruiting lifecycles.
The students were entirely responsible for the garden and did an incredible job despite facing some challenges along the way including insect infestations.
Well Done to the Yr. 3/4s for their excellent effort!!