Year 5 pupils are experiencing all the fun of the farm! With Maths and English now being taught for half a day, amidst the beautiful surroundings of green fields with grazing Holstein’s, learning outside the classroom has taken on a whole new meaning!
With the sound of heifers delivering their calves in the background, it really does feel like ‘one born every minute’! There have been other surprises too. While working out a series of maths problems, pinned up on the barn wall, the children were allowed to stop mid- lesson and handle three tiny chicks! Two males and one female. Only one has been named so far - Philip.
Staff have provided an assortment of sports activities, including table tennis (amazing the different uses you can find for school dining tables if you are an innovative LSA), badminton, french cricket and skipping. It’s been lovely to see the girls jumping in and out of the rope, in the ‘old fashioned’ way. We are looking forward to a staff versus children game of rounders in the car park - when empty of course!
Teaching has become quite creative, with English and Maths being taught outside in the glorious sunshine and resources for discussion being pinned to gypsy caravans and farm building walls.
It is, of course, a shame that you have not been able to visit but we have taken photos that can perhaps be shared at a later date. Thank you for playing your part, in giving Year 5 this rare opportunity. Here are some memories for you to enjoy now.