The Pre Primary students had a wonderful day on Friday 10 June 2016 as they experienced a number of activities related to farming. Over the term the children have learnt about farm animals and crops. Through stories and activities they have discovered:
- where the ingredients of a cake come from
- how flour is made
- the different uses for the produce obtained from a variety of farm animals
- the life cycle of a chicken
- where the different meats come from
- what a seed is and where they come from
- what plants need to grow
So to get a true feel of life on a farm the staff and children donned coats and gumboots and got ready with rolled up sleeves for a day of consolidating their learning and fun. The day kicked off with the children participating in the chicken dance. This was then followed by making a farm puppet, feeding and holding the chickens and baking cupcakes using the eggs from the very chickens we were feeding. The chickens were very friendly and ate cheese right out of the children’s hands. There was great excitement when one of the chickens escaped and had to be retrieved from a muddy flower bed.
To complete their farm experience students were taken for a ride around the school in a trailer loaded with hay bales and towed by Mr Bracegirdle on his trusty quad bike. Trey said, “I liked when it was bumpy when we went on the rocks.”
At the end of the day the pre-primary students ate the cupcakes they had baked and reflected on their favourite activity and learning.
For their help and assistance, we must thank Mr David Bracegirdle for driving the quad and trailer and Mrs Bridgette Comrie for bringing in the chickens and eggs. A fun day was had by all.