As you know, for the last part of the summer term our topic is ‘Down on the Farm’. To help us with our learning, we visited ‘Hesketh Farm Park’.
Reception, children and staff, had a fantastic day! Take a look at some of the photo’s from our fun, sunny trip!
The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills. Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. The Farm Park is run by Farmer Chris and his wife Sue together with a team of helpful and friendly staff.
We explored every corner of the farm both inside and out!
The children arrived at Hesketh Farm and met Farmer Chris, he introduced the children to the staff and told them a few rules and then they were off!
The children had to feed the hens and collect the eggs. While they held the eggs they had to decided if it was warm or cold. If it was warm that meant that it had just been laid and if it was cold that meant it had been laid a little while before.
The children listened very carefully to the instructions about how to hold the baby chicks and they did this really well.
The children also had an opportunity to explore a child friendly tractor!
The children were able to get really close to the pigs. This sow had given birth to 13 baby piglets!
The children made some milk for the baby lambs.
They weighed the milk powder.
They worked really hard to mix the milk powder to water until all the lumps had disappeared.
Then they helped to pour it into the bottles and screwed the lids on tightly.
Finally they got to feed the baby lambs.
They also got to look closely at the baby calves.
The children were able to hold the guinea pigs and feed them some carrots.
George the tortoise.
Some of the children were able to see George the tortoise up really close. They carefully felt his shell.
Before the children returned to school they had an opportunity to play outside it was great fun.
Finally it was time to return to school and most of the children and adults were pretty tired! It was an excellent day and all the children were a credit to our school.
A big thank you to all volunteers who came along with us, without your support it would not have been possible to go.
Class 4’s Trip to the Farm!