Our trip to the Downs!
Wow, what an amazing day we had at the downs on Monday 21st May. In the morning we explored our senses, starting by listening to different bird songs. We then made our own potions out of flowers and petals and smelled what everyone had made. Then we explored finding things that felt all different textures. We had a picnic lunch and then learned all about the butterfly life cycle. We hunted for butterflies and pretended we were a caterpillar growing into a beautiful butterfly. Next we had a go at making our own butterfly pictures.
What fun we had, the sun shone and the children’s behaviour and listening was immense.
Our trip to Henley Tyning Farm:
What an AMAZING day at the farm we had on Monday 14th May. The children seemed to enjoy every minute (apart from the stinging nettles, steep climbs and prickly leaves!). Farmer Ed had everyone racing down field and hills, climbing through underground tunnels, meeting cows and horses, pretending we were cows and horses in the stalls and paddock...and so much more! We even ate our lunch sat on the hay bales. The children collected eggs from the hens, hunted for rabbit holes and climbed through wild garlic. Although our coach broke down on the way home spirits were still high and the children sang all the way home. We loved seeing their smiles and the wonder on their faces. We wish every week started like this!
Our chicks have hatched! Over the bank holiday weekend three of the eggs hatched, we were very surprised on the Tuesday morning to see three fluffy chicks staring at us from the incubator! The children were thrilled and handled them all week and watched them closely as their wings started to grow feathers. They even came to stay at Mrs Collin’s house for the weekend with her puppy and cat!
Take a look at some photos:
In Term 5 we will be going on two trips as part of our learning about things that grow. On Monday 14th May we will be going to Henley Tyning Farm in Bath to visit Farmer Ed! Farmer Ed came in to school last week and brought us some chick eggs to hatch. When they have hatched we will keep them in school for a week before taking them to the farm with us!
Check out the farm website here: http://www.henlytyningfarm.co.uk/Farm_Visits/Home.html
Then on Monday 21st May we will be going to the Downs to explore butterfly life cycles and to see what we can find on the Downs!