On Tuesday, Reception went on their very first school trip! Our trip to St. Leonard’s farm in Esholt links to our Spring 2 topic of farm animals and life cycles. First of all, we would like to say a very big thank you to our wonderful helpers who accompanied us on the day. We all had a fantastic time and the children were a credit to the school as their behaviour and manners were exemplary. The children were very excited to travel there on a double decker bus and politely thanked the bus driver when they got off.
The first activity on the farm was a wonderful talk by Farmer James where the children were able to meet and stroke a range of baby farm animals such as lambs, kids, rabbits, ferrets, chicks and many more! This was a definite highlight for many of the children (and staff)! After this, the children separated into groups to meet and feed the other animals on the farm. All the children had the opportunity to feed the donkeys, chickens, sheep and a very dribbly goat!
In the afternoon the children spent an action packed hour in the fun barn. They loved sliding down the huge slide on the mats and the almost vertical slide into the ball pit. The teachers were very brave and safety tested these slides for the children! In addition to this the children climbed, crawled and slid through various obstacles. After this our final activity of the day was playing in the hay barn maze. Everyone really enjoyed crawling through the dark tunnels and swinging on the rope swings. Finally, after an action packed day we went back to the bus where many power naps took place!