It was an exciting start to the new half term for the children in the Foundation Stage classes today as they ventured out of school in order to visit Marsh Farm. Whilst at the farm the children were very well behaved with each class being greeted by an enthusiastic Ranger who met the children from the coach and took them around the park.
Before lunch each class enjoyed a tractor ride and had the chance to stroke the animals which included ferrets, guinea pigs and ponies. There was also the opportunity to feed hens, goats and pigs whilst learning all about how they were each looked after in order for them to remain happy and healthy. Because of downpour of rain, after lunch the children played in the soft play area. The children had great fun and were very sensible ensuring that a great time was had by all. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came along and joined in with the fun!
Meanwhile, back in school, Mr Smith introduced Year Six to archery with his brand new equipment. The children each took turns to use the bows and arrows in order to hot the targets and developed their skills substantially throughout the session.
In Year Two the children composed a series of food related questions which they then asked Mr B. They ascertained which healthy foods he preferred in order to help them design a healthy and balanced meal for him to enjoy.
In the evening the downstairs hall played host to an information evening for parents in Year Five where Mrs Crouch told them all about the 11+ process and how to apply for secondary school places for their children. The session was well attended. Thanks to everyone who came along.