Sacrewell Farm Visit
On Tuesday 21st February our Reception children arrived at school in their wellies, very excited as they were heading off for their first school trip to Sacrewell Farm!
As part of our 'Growing' topic this term, the children were going to get first hand experience of a real farm. On arrival at the farm, they listened carefully to the safety instructions delivered by the farm's staff and then divided into groups ready to start learning.
Throughout the day the groups had a chance to meet and brush a goat, pony and donkey and find out about how the animals are looked after on the farm. They had a guided tour of the 300 year old water mill and found out how wheat was turned into flour there. The highlight of the day for many of the children was a tour of the farm on the tractor, where they found out about how the land is used to grow different plants for food, including cabbages, broccoli, apples, pears and plums.
Much fun was had and energy expended on the adventure playground where the children were able to consolidate and extend their gross motor skills.
It was soon time to go back to school with some very tired but happy children (and grown-ups!). A fantastic day was had by all and the children now have lots of new knowledge and understanding that will be applied to their classroom learning.
Thank you to all of the grown ups who helped on the trip and the staff at Sacrewell Farm for making the day so memorable for the children.