This week, we had the most amazing opportunity to visit and stay at Whirlow Hall Farm on our first every residential. It might have been raining whilst we were there but that didn’t dampen our spirits and we had the most amazing time!
Here is just a little peek at some of the things that we got up to while we were there…
Getting excited on the minibus on the way there
Grooming the ponies
Grooming the rabbits and guinea pigs
Visiting the hen house and collecting eggs
And our favourite part of the whole trip was being able to have a pony ride on Ruby and Bonnie.
Pearl class would like to say a great big thank you to Whirlow Hall Farm and our 480 sponsor Best Solicitors for making this trip possible. We really have had the best time ever.
Just a reminder that Pearl class will be visiting Whirlow Hall Farm on their first residential on Monday 5th June and Tuesday 6th June.
Here is a reminder of what you will need:
- A small hold-all or rucksack
- 2 pairs of tracksuit bottoms
- Waterproof jacket/tracksuit tops
- 2 -3 t-shirts
- Sweater/hooded top for if it is cold during the day or night.
- Suntan cream and sun hat
- 2/3 pairs of underwear and socks
- Pyjamas/dressing gown and maybe slippers
- Indoor footwear (e.g. clean trainers or pumps)
- Wellies or boots for a muddy farmyard
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, shower gel/soap, shampoo
- Towel & large plastic bag for storing wet & dirty clothes.
- Teddy bear
- Spending money £2 max in a clearly labelled purse/wallet/envelope.
Keep your eyes peeled for lots of updates on our class blog to see all the fun and activities that we get up to on the farm, including pony riding, egg collecting, grooming animals and a farm tour to name just a few!
Thank you to our 480 scheme sponsor – Best Solicitors – for allowing us to take part on our first ever residential!
Click here to visit Whirlow Hall Farm website.
Today, we had our first gymnastics session with our PE coach Rachael.
From our science lessons, we know that exercise is important to help us to be fit and healthy. Exercise makes our hearts beat faster to pump more blood filled with oxygen around our bodies.
First we had to warm ourselves up to make sure that we didn’t hurt ourselves. Rachael told us that we needed to follow one golden rule today. ‘Keep our bodies straight.’ This was harder than it looked. We had to try and touch our toes without bending our legs.
We learnt that there are lots of different moves that we can perform in gymnastics. The first three we learnt were straddle, pike and tuck.
Then we looked at different moves that included animals. This move is called the ‘seal’.
This is a star shape.
Other animals we have looked at were: rabbit, spider, frog and caterpillar.
We have had lots of fun and are looking forward to working with Rachael again next week.
You need to make sure that your PE kit is in school on Wednesdays. Burgendy or white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.
Today, we have been celebrating the WWF Wear it Wild Day to help raise money for endangered animals. If you decided to dress up, you needed to bring £1 to school.
We came to school dressed as different wild animals. Some of us wore masks, animal onesies and some of us even had face paint on!
There was a prize for the best costume. In Pearl class, the lion costume won. An excellent costume choice today!
If you would like to learn more about WWF and Wear it Wild Day, please click here.
Things that you could do at school with your child:
- Talk about what the word ‘endangered’ means.
- Look at the website on the link above.
- Think about how we can look after endangered species.
- Maybe visit a local park or wildlife centre in the holidays to take a closer look at some wild animals.