This is the quiet room where we learned the rules of the farm.
This is us feeding the goats, they were really strong!
We also milked the goats.
They were very friendly!
After the tiring, long coach ride we finally managed to get to the farm and had a snack. Then Dan (who is the manager of the farm) told us some basic rules which we learned quickly, we did not always follow them though. The adults sorted our rooms and our groups of who will sleep and do activities with who. Once we sorted ourselves out we had our dinner (jacket potatoes with beans and cheese), after that group 1 (which was our group) went to milk and feed the goats, this is what it was like.
Our instructor Les helped us to milk goats, he showed us how you strangle the top of the teat and then squeeze the other part which then squirts out the milk. You can’t actually drink it fresh /unpasteurised because you can get terribly ill, this is the most deadly thing to drink in the world when it is fresh. A male goat is a Billy Goat, a female goat is called a Nanny Goat, and a baby is called a Kid.
DID YOU KNOW?
A male goat (Billy Goat) attracts female goats by putting its head between its legs and peeing on its head . This works like aftershave. The smell is HORRENDOUS!
Bloggers: Willoughby and Eve
Please click here to read about what we have been learning about in the first week of the Spring term.
You can read about what we have been learning in the last week of term here. You will also find details of the School Council and PTA fundraising and important dates for the term ahead. Have a lovely break and we will see you back at school on Monday 4th January 2016.
If your child has Christmas cards for their classmates, they can post them in the Christmas post box. You will find it on the playground every morning.
Thank you to Ms Murtagh for creating it.
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Correction: The Year 5 School Journey meeting will be on Thursday 17th December at 5pm.
Last year our school started to help a charity called the 999 Club.To help the 999 Club we came up with a few fundraising ideas and one idea was Pyjama Day.
Pyjama Day is when everyone comes in to school in their pyjamas. Our fundraising idea is that you will need to bring in 50p so you can wear your pyjamas on Thursday 7th January.
I think Pyjama Day is fun because all pyjamas are different and everyone will look funny wearing pyjamas at school instead of normal clothes. Also maybe wearing pyjamas instead of normal clothes might help people to understand a bit what it is like not to be able to wear cool and fancy clothes all the time.
You can find out what we have been learning at Edmund Waller this week in our newsletter
Children from Years 2 -6 have been learning Jingle Bells in Mandarin, to perform at the Winter Concerts on the 10th December.
Here are the lyrics to practise at home and the video to sing along to.
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