Reception 2 went on their trip to Glebe Farm today. We met Gwyneth and farmer Wendy who gave us a tour of the farm. We looked at the different wildlife and things that live in the trees and hedges. We then made our own clover caterpillars. We went to visit the animals around the farm, and were lucky enough to see some calves that were less than 24 hours old. We got to throw our leftover apples to the pigs. We listened to them chewing and crunching and they ate them all up! We visited the sheep and their lambs and we felt how warm their woollen fleeces are.
Farmer Wendy showed us some of the crops that are grown on the farm, and we learnt about some of the products they are turned into. We then had a go at making our own flour. We had to use the mill to grind the wheat. It was hard work!
After lunch we got to have a ride in the tractor and trailer. We went around the farm and out to the fields. It was great fun and very bumpy! We also had a go at making our own peg scarecrow. We are going to put them on display in our classroom as they are so fantastic!
We all had a brilliant day and behaved very well. What was your favourite part of the trip to the farm? Can you leave a comment to share with your class?
We have been very busy looking at a Midsummer Nights Dream since we returned to school after Christmas. The fairies who live in the wood have transformed our classroom, and created our own mysterious woodland. We have met Puck the fairy who has taught us how to call him to visit, how to say a fairy hello and some magic words to use to help us all be fairies in school. We also had a visit from Miles from the Royal Shakespeare Company who helped us learn more about the stories and the characters. It was a very exciting morning and we all had a lot of fun! We have now created our own fairy characters and we have our own fairy names. What will this week bring? Will there be more mischievous behaviour from Puck? Will the fairies set us more challenges?
We are so proud of how well all of our children sang and performed in our Nativity today. A big thank you to all the parents who came along to support us and provided the fabulous costumes. You should all be very proud of your children!
Today when we arrived in school, another mystery basket had been delivered! Who did it belong to?
This week we have been looking at the story of the Gingerbread Man. This morning we practised using subtraction. We used Gingerbread men and cubes to help us count. We all had a really good go and challenged ourselves to work out how many Gingerbread men had been eaten.
Baby bear is still in our classroom and we have been having lots of fun sharing his books with him. This morning he showed us all the ‘b’ things he keeps in his bag. We left him in the reading den with them at playtime, but when we came back in….. Somebody had been sneaking around in our classroom and had taken all of the things from baby bears bag! We looked around for clues and found some muddy footprints, a girls shoe, a ribbon and some blonde hair. Who could they belong too? We decided it must have been Goldilocks who had taken them! Baby bear was very sad but we agreed to help him find his ‘b’ things in our phonics lesson after lunch. We hunted together and we found them all! Baby bear was happy again! So happy that he shared his favourite Bourbon biscuits with us to say thank you!
We hope Goldilocks doesn’t come back…!