On the Farm

On Monday 19th June Year 5 pupils visited Mr Scott’s farm as part of their topic on farming. We had an informative tour of the farm, accompanied by the assistant farm manager (Wellington the spaniel!), stopping at various points for a ‘crop identification quiz’ and a close-up look at the plants themselves. There was a great variety on offer - peas, beans, potatoes, asparagus, wheat, sugar beet amongst others - and we sampled the tasty peas and asparagus. Pupils learned about the nutrients needed for plant growth, which parts of plants we can eat, and talked about the life cycle of plants, which they had recently looked at in Science.

There was an opportunity to get into the cabs of tractors and combine harvesters to see how they operate, watch the potatoes being sprayed, and take a look inside the (cold) storage barn housing the tons and tons (& tons!) of potatoes.

Pupils had races along the tramlines in the wheatfields and we all enjoyed a delicious lunch, kindly provided by Mrs Scott, and then ran some energy off exploring the surrounding woods. There was also a ‘construct-a-box’ challenge too, which the girls won with ease.

A massive thank you to Mr & Mrs Scott for taking the time to show us round the farm and for feeding us some lovely farm fresh food at lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.