Tinto Primary School

P1 Fairy tale Garden

Our garden is based on classic fairy tales. We chose our favourites and combined them into one garden, including The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and The Enormous Turnip. See how many you can spot. 

Three little pigs bug hotel

Rapunzel's Tower

Goldilocks planters

In Term 3 our Primary 1 learners were learning about ‘Fairy tales’ as part of their class I.D.L topic. This was a natural progression and selection when we discussed the Pocket Garden project with the children when deciding upon a theme to use.

The classes have looked at lots of individual Fairy tales over the term bringing in huge amounts of learning including, literacy, numeracy and art. The children have been able to identify several elements taken from each Fairy tale and have had creative ideas on how we could build them into our garden. At the beginning of the planning stage, we had a collaborative planning session where the three classes met in the hall. The children were provided with drawing resources, Fairy tale books and paper and we simply let them identify any ideas they would like to use in the garden.

In our garden we have edible herbs in the herb garden, we have onions, leek, broccoli and cauliflower planted in the vegetable patch, sunflower seeds and of course our beans for Jack’s beanstalks.

We have reused a pallet, canes, plant pots, rubble and timber from a building site, straw from a local pet shop and an upcycled bike wheel from a local bike shop. The children built every part of the garden themselves (with a little adult guidance where needed). 

We have worked closely with lots of the local community, we have had donations from builders, bike shop and a pet shop. We had plants gifted from Pollok Park Rangers, which we were able to plant in our garden. Our local Morrisons Community Champion, donated some flower, herb and vegetable seeds, which we were able to grow in class then move them outside into the garden.

After the competition has finished the garden will remain on the Infant balcony where all the classes will be able to enjoy it daily through summer and beyond.

Rumpelstiltskin's spinning wheel

Elves and the Shoemaker wellies

Ugly Duckling bee water station

Garden Design

Creating the garden - from design to reality

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