Year 3 from Sedgeberrow C of E First School came out on a cold and muddy day. The children had a great time learning the best way to walk through mud without loosing their wellies.
Our topic today was ‘plants’, I had expected to be showing the children lush green grass and the odd spring flower. Sadly the weather this winter has meant that everything is delayed by a few weeks. The children were able to tell me about the experiments they had conducted in school and knew what a plant needed for growth. I added to their list by reminding them that farmers often add plant food and showed them the bags of fertilizer and the huge smelly pile of farm yard manure.
As we walked past the older calves in the field, the children could see how much damage the calves had made to the wet ground. I explained that we are struggling to find good grass for the calves to eat because the ground is too wet and cold for the grass to grow.
During our walk we went past the wild bird mix plantation and thought about the different ways seeds are spread. We also looked at the bee hives in the orchard but decided it was too cold to see any bees. Hopefully when the blossom comes out in the orchard we will see lots of bees drinking nectar and spreading pollen.
Towards the end of our walk the children were given a trowel and asked to dig up a wheat plant and have a look at the different parts of the plant. They also pulled up sunflower plants and looked at the size of the roots.
Today, I was with Year One children from Sedgeberrow C of E First school, who left as the least muddy class of the year so far…. At the start of the day the children and I talked about the seasons and the signs of Spring. Later on the farm walk, we looked for baby animals, lush green dairy farmer grass and blossom on the trees. We also felt the warm spring air on our skin. The topic today was predator and prey.
What a gorgeous day for a farm visit with a very lovely group of Year 3 children from Sedgeberrow C of E First School. Today’s topic was based on natural disasters and the Earth. We started the day discussing my recent family holiday to Iceland. I explained all about the volcanoes and black beaches on the island. The children were really interested to hear about the volcano warning system.