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Planting artichokes

The rain may sometimes delay a space shuttle take off, however this morning a hive of acvivity was created in our sheltered outdoor classroom as we kept nice and dry whilst putting our minds to work.

First, we have a new addition to our varied vegetable garden today. Some lovely soon to be big and green artichockes- all hand planted by our hard working farmers for the day! A big group worked together with our hole diggers and planters making sure everything is in place for one of natures tastiest vegetables- we can´t wait to be eating them, although we learnt that it won´t be for another four months (the best things come to those who wait)!

After visiting the animals, vegetables and trampoline, three astronomical creations were under construction. Some started by colouring in a great spaceship, later to be cut out. Others used as many items as possible to their disposal in order to create a jet pack each to blast them off to space. They used bottles, string and coloured paper to start, and would later use paper mache to complete them. The third group inflated different coloured balloons, then used paper mache to cover them. Each baloon would create a different size and shape, and once dried will be painted to become a unique planet of their own.