During the first half of the Autumn term we have been learning about Autumn, harvest time, the farm and looking after our local environment.
On 24th September we went to Boydell’s Dairy Farm. It was a fantastic day where we had lots of fun meeting and learning about all sorts of different animals. We were able to touch and feed the goats, horses and sheep and we even had a go at milking a cow – her name was Mootilda!
Over the rest of the half term we went on to learn about harvest time. We dedicated a whole week to apples; picking apples from the trees in the school grounds, making apple crumble, tasting apple juice, apple tea and apple crisps. We made apples using apple scented playdough and used the windfall apples to make bird feeders which we hung up around the school grounds.
Mr Bird (our caretaker) came in one day to help us cut up our gigantic pumpkin. Inside we found hundreds of seeds. We scooped out the seeds and learnt from Mrs Watts, the school gardener, that if we dry them out over the winter we will be able to plant and grow our own pumpkins in the spring!
To help us understand our value for the term, Thankfulness, we read a book called ‘A No Money Day’. In the story a little girl and her mum visit the food bank. We talked about the children’s own experiences and during the conversation it was decided that they would like to donate to food banks themselves.
The children made posters and wrote letters to their parents asking them to help. The posters were put up around school to encourage others to help out too.