Seeds and Gardeners
Water has a ‘Seeds and Gardeners’ project where a reception child (the seed) will be linked to one of our year 6 pupils (the gardeners). Gardeners will act as a buddy to their seed, helping them find their way around school in the first few days and weeks, sit with them at lunchtimes until they feel more confident. Each seed will see their gardener in and around school quite often for the first term and in this way we hope to help nurture each child so that they blossom and shine. Each seed receives a Sunflower seed during our Harvest Assembly in the Autumn Term(See below). The seed will nurture their Sunflower seed throughout their time with us and see it flourish and grow as they grow.
As time goes on, the seed will see their gardner less, although the friendship will still exist. Gardners and seeds write letters to each other, see each other around school and often exchange Christmas and birthday cards.
The project is very successful and is spoken about with much affection by all those involved.