We were sad to wave goodbye to our little chicks today as Tracie took them back home to the farm. So we just had one last cuddle…
Reception and KS1 bravely donned our waterproof jackets and wellies this morning and headed to the Mohair Centre. After a briefing on the importance of hygiene and hand washing, the children explored the farm and learned what food to feed each of the animals.
The children split info small groups and went off to look after the farm animals. Their list of jobs included emptying, rinsing and refilling the water bowls, feeding, adding hay/straw to the animal enclosures and petting the animals. Probably my favourite part of the day was when the children fed the lambs with bottles of milk. The children were gasping with surprise at the strength of the lambs’ suckling!
After lunch, the children learned all about sheep shearing and wool and took part in a range of craft activities using wool from the farm’s sheep.
Thank you, Stephanie, for such an enjoyable and informative day at your farm.
As part of our learning in ICT, last term we were looking at various types of animation. After our school trip to see the Zeedonk (half zebra, half donkey) in the last week of the term, the children were inspired to create their own hybrid animals.
We hope you enjoy the stop motion movies that we have made. The video below consists of the movies the children made, along with the commentries that Year 2 wanted to include to tell you all about their weird animals.