Year 1 enjoy a bit of pond dipping

Year 1 enjoy a bit of pond dipping

Year 1 have had yet another busy and fun week both in and out of the classroom. On Wednesday afternoon we visited the library in Great Missenden and had such a successful time, we have been invited back! Peppa, a volunteer, read us the story of Peter Rabbit and then Roberta, the librarian took us to the craft area where we planted our own cress seeds. Following this the children listened with interest while Roberta told us about the ‘workings’ of the library. Finally, we spent time choosing and looking at the books! We were very proud of the children's obvious interest in books and were really pleased with their behaviour.

On Thursday our trip to Holly Green Farm was a huge hit. Even the trip in the mini-bus and big car were a great excitement. Mr Dyson welcomed us in the farmyard and taught us some farm safety, then we followed him to the dairy where we felt the suction in the milking cups. Later in the afternoon we saw the cows actually being milked and learned that Mr Dyson’s cows produce about 12,000 litres of milk each day. Earlier, we had seen two baby calves and we now know that only cows that have had calves can produce milk. There were many highlights in the day and definitely Pond Dipping was one of them - the children were so keen and were delighted when we found water boatmen, pond skaters, leeches and even some tadpoles. During the Forest School part of the day the children enjoyed taking part in Snail Races. A great fun day filled with lots of learning!

Next week we are having our individual photos taken on Tuesday.

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