Hello! My name is Janet Hares. I have been a teacher at Temple Hill since December 2013 and in Reception since September 2014. I have been a teacher in Early Years and Key Stage 1 for over 20 years now and love to make a difference to children's lives. I am also the school's Eco-council leader.
Away from the school environment I am a mum of two, and support my elderly parents. I love to cook, especially for family and friends, and would love to be good enough to be on The Great British Bake Off. I love my Aquafit classes and have recently completed a half marathon walk for Cancer Research which was hard!
We are now half way through the school year and we have been very busy.
We have been learning about different vegetables. We knew that there was such a thing as carrot cake, but very few of us had tasted it. We made some carrot cake muffins to try.....and also Mrs Hares found a recipe for chocolate courgette cake, which has cocoa and grated courgettes in it. Some of us were not sure about tasting it but it was delicious! We learnt how to use a grater for the carrots and the courgettes but it is tricky to use without shredding our fingers!
We have also been planting vegetable seeds. So far we have planted carrots, onions and cauliflower seeds.......they were very tiny! We are now waiting very patiently to see if they do grow. Later we will plant beetroot, peas and radishes.
Welcome to Daffodil Class!
We have begun to settle in well to school life, and are enjoying our learning. We are currently learning about worms because when we harvested some vegetables in our Outdoor area we found loads. We found them fascinating and we have a wormery now so that we can watch how worms care for the soil. We have learnt some interesting facts about worms....
DID YOU KNOW.......that worms eat grit and soil then poo it out? This enriches the soil.
.......that worms have fine bristles which help it to move? They hold the head end in place so that the rest of the body can catch up!
.......that in 1 square metre of earth there will be about 4 metres of worm tunnels?
that worms have 5 pairs of hearts?