Year 3, and Father Rose, have been spending a bit of time tidying up the raised beds, getting them ready for planting.
We’ve also started planting our tomato seeds.
In Art this week, the children in Year 1 have been learning about the artist, Andy Goldsworthy. The children began the lesson by looking at examples of his artwork and discussing the materials he uses and his style of art.
Year 1 then went outside to collect their own natural materials and created their own piece of artwork using lines and circles… Great work!
When we arrived at the farm our first stop was the chick barn. We all had the chance to hold one of the chicks. We had to make sure that we were very gentle and quiet. The chicks were soft and fluffy.
After that we walked over to see the rabbits and the guinea pigs.
Heather from the farm took us over to meet more of her farm yard friends- the alpacas, pigs and the highland cows. Some of us had to feed the alpacas by pouring food down the shoot.
We then went to meet some of the newest arrivals to the farm. First we had the chance to say hello and feed the pygmy goats and their kids. We then met some of the lambs and the sheep who were about to have their babies very soon!
In the next barn we went to see some of the bigger pigs and we tried to milk the cow!
We were very excited when we all had the chance to bottle feed the lambs. They were only 2 weeks old! We had to make sure that we held the bottle up so that the air didn’t get in.
In the afternoon we had the chance to see wallabies, chickens, the giant turkey and geese. We finished the day with a fantastic tractor ride around the very muddy farm.
Sadly, it was time to go home. We all had a wonderful day and the children were a credit to our school.