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Sow, Grow and Farm

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, we will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.

Class Trip to RHS Bridgewater

On Tuesday 21st September, we visited RHS Bridgewater where we completed a workshop looking at how plants reproduce.  We learned the terms sexual reproduction (where a plant has two parent plants) and asexual reproduction (where one parent plant clones itself in different ways to create a new plant)


We absolutely loved all of the practical activites in the workshop and we even saw a new breed of plant 'The Lance Plant'


After our workshop, we went out into the Kitchen Garden to see all of the amazing fruits, vegetables and flowers being grown.  RHS certainly grow a lot of squash!!!!


We finished the day off with some play time in the woodland play.


A fantastic day was had by all children, staff and RHS Bridgewater staff!  

'Our New Plant'

Out in the Kitchen Garden

Allotment Habitat

We leaned how the species within the allotment habitat are interdependent.

Plant reproduction - the parts of a flowering plant

Climate Zones

We learned about Climate Zones as this is one of the things that effects what products growl

The children tasted lots of different vegetables to enable them to design their own tasty soup.

Once they had written their recipies, the children took home a 'grab bag' of ingredients.  They used Seesaw to upload their photographs before evaluating their soups in the final lesson.

Ready Steady Cook - Soup

Growing around school

  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
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