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June 2017

 

This year on the allotment, each class is growing their own meal. From vegetable soup to pizza and salad - it's going to be wonderful watching our produce go from fork to plate. 5SB have begun by harvesting their potatoes and making and eating potato salad - great work! 

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Family Tree Planting

 

Winter is a perfect time to plant trees and in late December, as the carol concerts were taking place inside of school, we held a Family Tree Planting day out on the allotment. Luckily for us, the rain held off and we now have the beginnings of our very own Clapgate Orchard with apples, pear, cherry and plum trees. We can't wait to start eating the produce! Thank you to all of the parents who came along to dig with their children - you did a great job and hopfully we will reap the rewards for many years to come.  

From field to fork! 

 

 

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On Wednesday September 14th, the lovely Clapgate kitchen staff added roast pumpkin and roast potatoes fresh from our allotment to the school dinner. For many of our children, it was the first time they had eaten pumpkin but the verdict was 'Sweet and delicious!"
September 2016
The Great Middleton Park Show
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On Sunday 11th September, Mr Cockcroft took a selection of our allotment produce to the Great Middleton Park Show to enter in the fruit and vegetable competitions. We got first prizes for our pumpkin and marrow and came second for our ornamental squash. Absolutely fantastic growing! 
July 2016

We cannot believe the transformation that has taken place in our allotment over the last four months. Every class has got stuck right in to planting, watering, weeding and decorating their beds. The results have been incredible! The award for best KS1 plot this year went to 1AS for their beautifully arranged garden with wonderful pumpkins and strawberries. 5JD won KS2 plot of the year - a fantastic assortment of herbs, onions and potatoes, beautifully tended - well done! 

 

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May 2016
The green fingered children of Clapgate are well under way transforming our small patch of ground into an edible oasis. Lettuces, carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, beans...What can you spot in the pictures below?
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The Clapgate Great Allotment Challenge

 

On a cold March day in 2016, the transformation began in one small corner of the school playing field. 14 raised beds were put into place - one for each class. The challenge - to transform them into a thriving fruit and veg patch! And so, 25 tonnes of soil later, the Clapgate Great Allotment Challenge began! 

Each class has been given their own bed and a handful of seeds. They have thought hard and decided what plants they want to grow that will survive the English summer - and be ready to pick before the holidays begin. Which class will have the greenest fingers? How will these plain bed transform over the next few months? Who will win the battle - child or slug? Watch this space to find out! 

 

April 2016

The Allotment challenge begins!

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ROCKET SCIENCE COME TO CLAPGATE

 

 

For the next six weeks, Year 5 will be taking part in a science experiment involving rocket seeds that have been in space! Today Calendar News came in to report on our Rocket Science Project. 

 

Have a look at the report on the link below! 

 

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