Fun on the Farm

Year One started the week with a trip to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm to experience a day in the life of a Victorian farmer.

First the children familiarised themselves with the animals which lived in the farmyard, their homes and the names of their offspring. We fed the biggest orange mangolds to the largest mummy pig, kibbled the grain to make animal feed and spun the fleece from sheep into wool.

Walking around the vegetable patch we discussed which part of the plants we eat, the roots, leaves, stalks, fruit or all of it!
Back in school we were able to use the vegetables we dug and the fruit we picked to inspire our still life drawings in art. We were also able to categorise the fruit and vegetables in science, as well as use our senses to taste and guess the flavour of a variety of juices.