Cookham Rise Primary School

Our Garden

Autumn fruits welcome us back to school.

Autumn fruits welcome us back to school. 1 September 7th 2017

Summer is a coming!

Summer is a coming! 1 First harvest after May half term.

Easter holiday visit - April 14th 2017

Easter holiday visit - April 14th 2017 1 April 2017

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 1 Frogspawn heralds the arrival of Spring.
Spring 2017 2 Planting potatoes for harvesting in June.

Community Bulb Planting 2016

Community Bulb Planting 2016 1 November 2016
Community Bulb Planting 2016 2 March 2017

November 2016

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July 2016

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May 2016

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On our return to school after the easter break we discovered in our pond :

  • Tadpoles - the frogspawn had hatched
  • A newt
  • A small frog 



April 2016

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March 2016

March 2016 1





We have planted potatoes! Now to wait for the 'Edible gold!' Harvest time is 14th June 2016.




November 2015











Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Peters went along the the AGM of the Cookham and Cookham Dean Horticultural Society on Wednesday 25th November 2015 to give a presentation about our school garden.

Our School Grounds

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In the Key Stage 1 shelter we have had grapes on our Grape Vine and the Box bushes are establishing well. As part of the RHS Cookham In Bloom Edible Garden Theme 2012 this area was planted with runner beans, broad beans, peas and french beans as well as the usual mix of summer bedding and herbaceous plants.

Our pots were used for tomatoes and the hanging baskets displayed petunias, antirrhinum and geraniums.

In the garden area outside of classrooms 4 and 5, the wildlife ponds are establishing themselves. We have frogs and newts which we hope will continue to survive. A new addition to our planting is a Gunnera, known commonly as a rhubarb plant. Please scroll down for pictures.


A Song Thrush has been spotted  breaking open his snail dinner on the slabs, lets hope she is still around to help us with the snails! In this area we also have two raised beds, our Eden style dome, two water butts, four compost bins and a log pile. We have also haddonations of old RBWM recycle bins which we have used to grow our herbs and an ornamental grass. We have planted Bamboo next to the pond which we hope will create a beautiful backdrop to our garden as well as add to the sensory idea. We now have a hedgehog house which we hope will be used this year. We have added an ornamental pond which has been stocked with fish donated to us from two lovely local people and a willow dome which we hope will grow into a lovely enclosed play den and wildlife haven.


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