Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Y6 Gardening fun

Y6 have spent the last week working on their garden.


Having spent the last couple of weeks researching designs and plants they were ready to ‘break ground’


Their first job was to build a ‘fence’ to help keep the soil within the garden and to deter people from walking across it.

The garden has been planned to meet the needs of all children within the school and their class so will be a full sensory experience for all. Different areas for the 5 senses – see, hear, smell, taste and touch.


The next job was to map out the soil to show their different symmetrical areas – herbs, vegetables, bulbs, flowers.


Winter is a difficult season to plan for so it was more a case of preparing for the future months – gathering seeds and bulbs, planting Winter pansies and violas as well as some herbs.

Our partially finished garden, complete with: wooden spoon labels to show which seeds will be planted in the new year; sensory string with CDs and bells; flowers and herbs to smell and taste; gravel, plants and bells to feel; photographs of wildlife to identify in the garden; and food for our little wildlife friends.