Gardening and Nature Club

Talavera Junior School - Gardening club

The Gardening club first began when Mr Geoff Wood and Helen Barden took up the challenge of building and creating our wonderful outdoor wildlife garden and classroom. The garden was officially opened by Alan Titchmarsh.

 We are currently seeking for parent involvement to help bring our garden back to life. We recently won a grant from Tesco which enabled us to purchase a green house, where we hope to start growing vegetables and flowers to decorate our school. 

 

Nature Explorers 2017 

We have launched a very special Nature Explorers Club in our garden area this year. It is such a great space we wanted to use it as much as possible.  Here are some of the fantastic activities they take part in :

Tiny Treasure Hunt

The children went on a  treasure hunt looking for different minibeasts, leaves and aspects of the habitat. They collected what they found in their box that they made and identified all the different species etc.  Please see the attached sheets below that you can use to go on your very own hunt!

leaf-id-sheet.pdf

tiny-treasure-hunt.pdf

creepy-crawly-minibeast-idial.pdf

DSCF7392collecting box

Caterpillars and Bird Identification 

Our caterpillars have arrived and the children have made sure their needs are catered for! We now can not wait to observe them, as they change into beautiful butterflies. 

Whats in the box

baby caterpillars

 Also we learning to identify different types of birds.  Feel free to use the identification charts below in your own garden, the park or maybe out on a walk:

garden-bird-detective

finch-detective

baby-bird-detective