We have had a very quiet week in the Burrow with lots of children off on holiday and a few children who are term time only being off. As Ed has been using the paddock for his Forest School Holiday Club, we thought it was perfect timing to visit the farm as we haven’t done this in a while!
Before the session started we headed to the field (at the end of the car park) to have a picnic with our snack and picnic blankets. Once we had finished we allowed the children to run around the field for a little bit, it was lovely to see the children have so much freedom and see them having so much fun!
After running around the field we headed to the chickens and goats in the field running alongside the car park, where there is an electric fence which we spoke to the children about. Luckily we could turn off the chicken fence so the children could get very close to the chickens. We told the children about Henrietta who is currently sitting on fertilised eggs! We explained to the children what will happen if they have been fertilised and how we might have some chicks hatching. After looking at the chickens we walked around to the goats to see them, watching them and laughing at them chasing each other.
Then it was time to see the horses around the farm. Before we set off we explained that there were moving cars and what we should do if we see a car. The children understood this well and stood to the side when they saw a car, waiting for it to pass they started walking again. We were very lucky to be able to feed Scooby (Gemma’s horse) a carrot in his stable. Most the children were happy to do this with some of them a little more reserved!
The children seemed to love visiting the farm this week as most of them tried to come every session which was lovely to see. This week I have also been doing our new forest school list in September, it will be sad to see some children moving to the Den but we are very much looking forward to seeing some new faces and our familiar children from the Warren!
Have a lovely week!