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.

Trip to St. Peters Church

Key Stage One had a lovely time visiting St. Peters Church this afternoon. The children learned all about baptism, the various church services, traditions and the history of the building. The children thoroughly enjoyed the hands on activities, such as folding paper crosses and letting them float and open up in the font! The children also particularly enjoyed looking at the art work, stained-glass windows and hearing of the biblical stories surrounding them. Thank you to everyone at St Peter’s church for such a warm welcome and a very informative afternoon.