Kids grow wild

Dear Teacher,

I’m really sorry I didn’t do my reading last night (or the night before.) I went to the allotment with Mummy and D and my baby sister and we did lots of fun wild educational things instead.

First we did some floating experiments. Look how these massive watering cans sit on top of the water.  But when I fill the small one up, it sinks.

I used my new watering can to water the sweetcorn. It’s really good because it doesn’t hurt my arms like Mummy’s.

I also watered the squash.


And the beans.



We are growing climbing Cobra beans. In a few weeks’ time they will be bigger than me. We will measure them with a tape measure.  I think they might be the ones from Jack and the Beanstalk.

Then we did some weeding. Weeds are like wild plants but we don’t want them as they steal food and water and sun from the plants we like, then they can’t make photosynthesis. This little fork is really good for getting under the roots so the weeds don’t come back.

After that, we picked loads of salad and stuff, to help me and D get our five a day. Sorry, but those veg we get at school always taste a bit funny.

I’m sorry I didn’t practise my spellings either.  (I’m not completely sure what perspective means which makes it hard to spell.)  I know the names of loads of plants and veg though. I even wrote some down on these plant labels so we will know what’s growing when the seeds come up, called germination. I know what that means.

      I hope you don’t mind that I haven’t learnt much this week, but I’ve had lots of fun.  I’ve even been growing my muscles for Sports Day.    




I’ll do my reading when it rains.

Love from J. (Age 6.)

 Ps.  This post is an entry for Britmums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge in association with

About Becky Dickinson

Mum of three. Writer, blogger, grower. Trying to keep my head above the compost heap.

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  1. Love it!

  2. Great to see children helping out in the garden – they learn so much from it too! x

  3. Wonderful words and pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  4. Brilliant


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