Year One visit from the florist.
On Thursday afternoon, Year One had an exciting visit from Eleanor- a local florist! We wanted the children to have a memorable, hands on experience to finish off our learning in science about plants, and thought it would be a great idea if they could make bouquets for a special adult.
First of all, Eleanor spoke to the children about how to grow flowers. She brought in props, and we even had a child at the front pretending to be a seed! The ‘seed’ was planted, covered in soil (fake of course!) and watered. Eleanor produced a spray bottle full of water much to the children’s amusement! She also spoke about how important sunlight is for flowers, which she represented with a gold helium balloon. The children felt very lucky to have Eleanor visit us, and they had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Their questions were incredibly thoughtful, and the teachers were very proud. Some questions included; “what is the part in the middle of the flower?”, “where do you buy all the flowers from?”, and “how did you learn all the names of the flowers?”.
It was then time for the children to create their own arrangements! Firstly, they painted and decorated the jam jar as creatively as possible, selecting colours they thought the recipient would like. Eleanor then dished out a massive amount of flowers, and each child had a range to sort. They had to remove any stray leaves from the flowers, tie them with some string in a beautiful arrangement, and then cut off the excess stem!
Miss Smart and Mrs Kelly were so proud of the children. The flower arranging was quite fiddly, but the children all did brilliantly and worked incredibly hard! They were all very excited to give the flowers to their chosen adult at the end of the day.
The teachers want to say a massive thank you to Eleanor the amazing florist for visiting us, and for our lovely parent helpers who made the afternoon run very smoothly. We, and the children, really appreciate your continued support.
We had a lovely afternoon, and we hope you enjoy the fresh flower arrangement created by your child. We know they were very excited to give it to you!
Miss Smart and Mrs Kelly