Returning the Chicks to Middle Farm

Year 2 tell me that they had the best time ever at Middle Farm yesterday! When we arrived, Robin met us and took us to return our chicks to their brothers and sisters. After a quick pit stop (it’s incredible how frequently six and seven year old children need to eat), we had a guided tour of the farm, including small animal handling and feeding the lambs. After lunch, the children had some time to play in the playgrounds and the hay barn before it was time to watch the cows being milked. It was absolutely fascinating to hear the farmers talk all about the animals and how to care for them, to see the day to day running of a working farm and hear about the produce created at Middle Farm. I was very proud of our impeccably well-behaved class, as always. Thanks for a lovely day out Year 2!

Year 2, what was the best or most surprising thing that you learned on our trip to Middle Farm? Please comment below.

Reflecting on our Time with the Chicks

Everyone from nursery to Year 6 has been involved in looking after our eggs and chicks over the last few weeks. We have learned so much about caring for animals as well as life cycles and characteristics of living things. Here are some of my favourite photos. I have taken hundreds! We hope that you enjoy them.

Our Chicks Have Hatched!

Wow- what an exciting few days! As many of you will know, our first chick (named Tigger by the Year 2s) hatched at 4:50pm on Tuesday. Four more chicks hatched yesterday: Caramel, Banana, Cheepy and Lemon. This morning we moved our new-borns into the brooder and they all seem pretty content! I have posted the videos below for you to enjoy. It makes me smile every time I watch them as I remember the excitement and happiness of the watching children. It makes it all so worthwhile!