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.

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. 

Making Pizzas at Pizza Express

This morning, a very excited Year 2 visited Pizza Express in Hastings to find out more about where foods come from and take part in a cooking session! When we arrived, the children all donned hats and aprons and washed their hands. The first part of our session was looking at many popular ingredients, discussing where they come from and having lots of little tastes. I was surprised at the number of children this year that liked the olives and basil leaves and Caleb even expressed a like for anchovies! They were surprised at some of the textures, such as mozzarella and the smell of the oregano. The children were all eager to try many of the foods and there weren’t many samples left over after the tasting session. The children very confidently followed the chef’s instructions and made their own pizzas which they all enjoyed for lunch, back at school. The pizzas were delicious and the chef at Pizza Express was kind enough to make two spares so that all the children in Reception and Year 1 were able to enjoy a slice of pizza with their lunch today too! Thank you to the staff at Pizza Express in Hastings for such a warm welcome and such an informative and enjoyable morning.

 

Year 2, what did you learn today?