The Croft Primary School
The Grant Funding of ?500.
Our Sensory Garden Project
We used our grant money to go towards plants for our newly built Sensory Garden. Our Head teacher had applied for a grant to fund the ground work of this project, however we wanted the children to take part in planting the plants that would grow and develop through care and attention throughout their time at Primary School. The grant money allowed us to spend an allocated amount on each class for their very own raised flower bed.
Each class linked
their plants to their
topic. For example
Class 6 were
Island Adventure so
they chose plants
that we associate
As the children had enjoyed the
experience of buying, planting and
maintaining their garden, we had a
Grand Opening Ceremony. This
consisted of the whole school
sitting outside on the field. We had
a picnic that the catering staff
delivered. Some children in Year 1
performed a Maypole dance and the
choir sang some appropriate songs.
The sensory garden has developed over the summer holidays and the children walk through this as they come into school in the morning. It has been admired by parents and visitors. The children love sharing their experiences and explaining the activities that they have been part of.
The garden will continue to be used in a variety of ways, including being used by some of the following groups of children.
; Nurture Group
; Individual classes
; Art Club
; Gardening Club
; Intervention sessions for Literacy and Numeracy
; Science lessons
; Early Years
; It provides a quiet area for Lunch times.
Here are some pictures of how the garden has developed since we received the grant for the plants: