Suffolk Show School Garden Design – Part Two

Falcon Class have continued to try their best on their garden project ‘protecting the natural gardens of the world’. Weeks of planning, designing and growing came together on a trip to Trinity Park to build the garden. The whole class coped with spending the day in an unfamiliar place with blazing sunshine alongside other schools and companies setting up. They also demonstrated their independence, perseverance and practical skills as they carried soil, dug holes, created borders and planted their country garden herbs and vegetables, arctic rockery plants, beach grasses and rainforest plants. The pupils chose to spend the following day talking about their garden and working on their project book, saying that they felt proud, grown up and listened to. Their child-led learning and engagement was acknowledged by the Suffolk Show judges as their garden became ‘best in show’, receiving a ‘large gold’ award and the Robin Wrinch Memorial Challenge Cup. What a lovely surprise! Well done to Daniel and Lucy who put in excellent effort communicating their ideas to the judges and visitors. We’d like to say a huge thank you for the support and kind donations which made our special project possible, especially to: Rougham Hall Nurseries, Katie’s Garden Plant Centre, Victoria Nurseries and the Suffolk Show staff and volunteers.

Suffolk Show School Garden Design – Part One

The pupils in Falcon Class have been working very hard on their Suffolk Show Garden Design. They began by exploring existing designs to understand the features of gardens, developing their own preferences and evaluation skills. The pupils then carried out research and suggested ideas for the competition’s theme: ‘Gardens of the World’. They were very determined to have two key concepts: habitats around the world (relating to their interest in animals) and protecting the environment (linked to their enthusiasm for Gorseland’s eco projects). Since their decision, the pupils have been very engaged with researching habitats, sourcing suitable plants, growing their own herbs and vegetables in the new school allotment, caring for bought plants and creating art using recycled materials. Watch this space to see our finished design…

Sharing our Writing!

We have been sharing our writing with Year 4! Year 4 showed us their writing about Thorpe Woodlands and gave us some advice for when we go! We showed Year 4 our non-chronological reports on light and darkness! We told them some great facts!


Today we had a gymnastics session with Premier Sports. We explored travelling and jumping safely off larger equipment.


In Science, we have been observing how our beans have grown over the last two weeks. We spotted many roots on our beans and some had grown very quickly!

Gymnastics fun!

Today in gymnastics, we explored different ways of travelling and jumping. We used different apparatus to change the way we moved. We looked at how to safely jump off things as well as presenting them nicely. We had lots of fun moving in different ways!

Kesgrave Flower Show

This week, Year 2 have been working on a piece to take to the Kesgrave Flower Show. We have been looking at how plants grow and the different things they need. For the show, we have created a ‘Gorseland’ using cress and making sure that we are  putting it in the right place to grow. We have also started making paper flowers to decorate it with. Have a look if you can!

PSHE Year 1

As part of PSHE, year 1 have been enjoying parachute games together. They had to work as a team and be brave enough to try new things.