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Garden Progress

February 2021
Children have said they would like to be able to make art in Sophia’s garden using natural and found materials. So we have installed an outdoor weaving loom where children can weave in twigs, leaves and other things they find around the garden.
Another popular request has been a hammock to
provide a relaxing, quiet place for chilling out. So we now have a hammock site and a hammock has been donated that be can be taken out for children who will benefit from spending some time relaxing under a tree.



January 2021
The children have asked for birds to be hung for our trees, so in our online Virtual Art Club this month, we started making doves inspired by the work of the artist Michael Pendry who creates art installations from thousands of origami doves to spread message of peace and hope. 

We are making our doves from old milk bottles.
You can follow instructions to make your own dove here:

We hope to make enough doves to create a whole flock of them in the Summer term.
Here is a dove made at home by Lois, one of our Virtual art club members:

November 2020
Y3 Arts club are determined that there should be artwork in our garden. They decided that they would like to have wood slice mobiles to hang from the trees, so we took inspiration from Kandinsky and started making these mobiles.

October 2020
A donation of locally sourced logs means that we now have a log circle for storytelling times. Our children are already enjoying sitting around for meetings and stories.

October 2020
Our Children’s Art Council, Y3 Art club and some KS2 classes have been thinking carefully about what will make our garden a calm, peaceful place that will be good for our wellbeing. They are bursting with really thoughtful ideas including:

September 2020
We were excited by the installation of a Storytelling chair in our garden – or as the children are calling it, a Giant’s Throne!
We can’t wait for all the stories that will be told from this spot.