Such a joy to return to school to see the children have all grown so much over the holidays.
They are taller, many are communicating in different ways, are confident, trying new things and extending friendships. This is such wonderful personal development.
They are not the only ones that have grown: our garden crop has been very fruitful this summer.
We had a bumper crop of the sweetest tomatoes ever, beans and raspberries.
Children helped to find them, check they were ripe, harvest them and gather them, sorting as they went. They then washed and dried them, counting and tallying how many were in the harvest.
Interestingly, many children declared they did not like tomatoes (although staff assure me they were the sweetest, tastiest tomatoes ever!)
We decided it was important the children tasted them so they made a tomato sauce using the tomatoes to put on mini-pitta-pizzas. That way the children got to enjoy the disguised tomatoes!
We will continue to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs during the year.
Do you grow any food?
Do speak to Nazma if you are interested in helping us with our garden or in starting your own window boxes.
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
RACHEL KEELING IS PART OF THE RACHEL KEELING AND CHILDREN'S HOUSE NURSERY FEDERATION