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Picknalls in Bloom

We are delighted to announce that we have entered Picknalls in the Heart of England in Bloom - It's our neighbourhood' competition.
Judging takes places in early July, so we are busily planting seeds, growing plants and making everywhere look beautiful.  Part of the judging criteria is working with the wider community and that is where you come in!

We have 4 challenges for Picknalls families - see below for more details.

You should have received a packet of wild flower seeds from Picknalls.

We would love as many families as possible to sow a small area of soil or a small container and grow a wild garden to help our insects.

Simply sprinkle the contents directly onto the soil, cover lightly, water  and watch your flowers grow!

Create a bug hotel.  

These can be anything from a pile of sticks and stones to a more comprehensive structure. 

Have a look at this Wildlife Trust page for some ideas.

BBC Countryfile Plant Britain – Countryfile are running a two-year campaign to get everyone planting so we can all do our bit in the battle against climate change and to help wildlife and our own well-being.

They want to know what you have planted and where.

Whether it is a tree, a plant, a flower, or fruit or veg they would love you to add it to their interactive map.

The Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild In June

We challenge you to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June!

That is 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

Why not register your family using this link.

When you sign up, you will get a free pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!).

Mrs Jones' 30 Days Wild Challenges

Day 6 -  Lunch in the Wild

Take your sandwiches outside and sit on a blanket or under a tree.

Day 5 - Can you make a nature table?

Day Four - Can you make a daisy chain?

Day 4 is can you make a Daisy Chain?  Can you pick some daisies and thread their stems together?

Day Three - Find a creepy crawly and watch how it moves.

Mrs Jones found this caterpillar on her garden fence.

Day Two - Look up at the clouds. What shapes can you see?

Day 2 of 30 Days Wild is - Look up at the clouds. What shapes can you see? These are the clouds Mrs Jones could see from her garden. I loved the way the sun was peeping through. What clouds can you see? Don’t forget to send your pictures and videos in.

Day One

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6 Jun Day 6 of #30DaysWild is have lunch in the wild. Mr Bruce enjoyed his lunch in the wild everyday last week as he co…

5 Jun I can’t wait to hear all about it. Was the sea cold?

5 Jun Day 5 of #30DaysWild is showcase on a nature table. Can you collect some wild treasures and display them for us to…

5 Jun Looks like you had an amazing time.

4 Jun Day 4 of #30DaysWild is thread a daisy chain. If you find some daisies in the next day or two take a picture and s…

3 Jun Day 3 of #30DaysWild is find a creepy crawly. What did Mrs Jones find? @30DaysWild @WildlifeTrusts

2 Jun Day 2 of #30DaysWild is look at the clouds and see what you can see. Mrs Jones spotted a person riding a horse toda…

2 Jun That looks super fun can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

2 Jun Wow that looks amazing. Was the water cold?

1 Jun Wow that’s amazing. I hope the sea was warmer than my river.

1 Jun It’s day one of #30DaysWild and today’s challenge is feel the wild between your toes. Mrs Jones has completed the…

31 May Only 1 more sleep till the fun of #30DaysWild gets underway. Excited to see all your random acts of wildness this…

13 May Our Year 2 children have unleashed their artistic talents to create this amazing display.

12 May Every child has been given a packet of wildflower seeds and the children are busy planting their seeds and creating…

12 May Year 1 have planted sunflower seeds and taken them home to grow. They are super excited that there are signs of gr…

12 May Nursery have created a new garden centre role play area. Digging in the soil is proving very popular if a little m…

12 May Reception have been busy planting sunflowers, yellow butter beans and strawberry plants this week.

12 May Mr Bruce and Mr Jones have been busy planting our new hedging plants kindly donated by @WoodlandTrust. We will be…

11 May Progressive Sports are holding an Active Camp at Picknalls First School during May Half Term. Visit their website f…

20 Apr Early Years have started their Under The Sea topic and the children had great fun with some new small world investi…