The Orchard Project was a project carried out between year groups 4 and 5. The children planned improvements to the school grounds. However, the children not only planned the improvements, they also designed and made the improvements. The project supported what had been taught during lessons and the children were expected to use and apply a range of maths skills and team work skills. They also read timetables and found out when they were timetabled to be working outside. The children worked with parents and businesses to buy and install the trees and beehive.
What changes have been taking place?
One of the main improvements is that the orchard has fruit trees. The fruit will be used during cooking lessons. The orchard will also contain a range of plants for foraging. In the orchard there is a beehive, to support with the pollination of the plants and trees, and to provide us with honey.