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This is our first blog from the new school! A lot has been going on and we have recruited some new SNAGlets. We had our first meeting this school year and we talked about the new school menu and the special bonfire dinner. Read on to find out more!!
Last half-term, Ian Nutt came to visit us in our new school. He had a chance to see our great new cookery room, with tables like the ones on the Cooking Bus. Some children were making soup and bread rolls when he was here. He also got to see our shiny new kitchen where all of our Gold School Dinners are made.
We have now recruited our local farmer- Farmer James- into our SNAG group alongside Freddie Vanner, Ben Reed, Bethany Smith and Hannah Ramsden. This time we decided to get children who wanted to be in SNAG to apply for the position. We asked them if they would be able to help at events on weekends and in the evening and if they would be able to give ideas in meetings.
During the half term we held a Get Your Grownups Growing day. The sun was out and it was beautiful weather to be outside. We had a great turnout and lots of the new SNAGlets came along. Children turned up with their parents (and other adults) to plant some plug-plants that we won from Rocket Gardens. We planted them in our new raised beds in the playground. They are going to be netted so they will be left alone to grow. We planted lots of cabbages, kale, spinach, lettuce, brussels sprouts and many more. David brought some broad bean seeds so we put them in another bed, along with some garlic and onion sets. Fingers crossed that we’ll have some lovely organically grown vegetables to use in our cookery lessons and school dinners over the Winter and in the Spring.
We have started the new school menu and have tried some new things like the full English breakfast. All the new dinners sound delicious. Unfortunately, our Bonfire Night dinner had to be postponed because the cookers weren’t working. When we did have it, on Thursday, we enjoyed it.
We have now moved our SNAG meetings to Fridays and our next one is on the 14th December.
By Leah Keith and Erin Langer- Yr6 SNAGlets
This week at Takeley primary School, the Gardening club have been given a special gift from Mr Walls. He gave us some some gardening equipment and seeds. We have potted up some of the seeds which were peppers.
Next week, we are hoping to sell the tomato plants that we grew from seed. The weather hasn't been very good and they're not as large as we wanted. But hopefully they will be growing, growing, gone!
Yr 3/4 G went down to Reggie's Garden to weed and earth up their potatoes. Ben won the Wellie trophy for his effort and good behaviour.
Also, we had a large number of children having school dinners this week.
By Erin Langer Y5 Snaglet
This week at Takeley Primary School On Wednesday we had a very busy day including :Gardening club, summer buffet and selling tomato plants! Gardening club were getting ready for their big sale of tomato plants. We made four posters to advertise are event. This happened after school at home time. We sold loads. We raised £21
Overall, nearly every person at the school had the summer buffet lunch which was a baguette with a choice of filling which was Bacon, Sausage, ham, Cheese or tuna and sweetcorn choice of salad followed by strawberry's and ice cream or a strawberry top hat biscuit and a drink.
By Erin Langer - YR 5 SNAGlet
This week at Takeley Primary School two members of gardening club used an organic tomato food concentation to help the tomatos grow. The rest of gardening club were planting herbs.
Next week we are having a SNAG meeting and will give you details on what we have discussed and what ideas we come up with.
By Leah Keith and Erin Langer- Yr 5 SNAGlets
This week at Takeley Primary School we have a new school menu, where we have made some changes with the old menu from last term, because we have begun our new term so we have a new menu. Some of the new menu contains lasagne and stir fry chicken with egg noodles.
This week at gardening club they had a chat about what things they should grow. They potted some sweet peas.
By Leah Keith and Erin Langer- Year 5
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