Wick Court day 4 ….Happy Birthday to You (two!)

We woke up to a beautiful bright day today. The mist hung in the air and the sunrise gave the sky a lovely orange glow… a nice change from the grey drizzle of the past few days.

For those of us hiking (ambling) over the fields to Oldbury Dairy Farm, the mud slightly got the better of us (cue 10 minutes of trying to wrench wellies out and ending up almost face-first in it..) but we had a great time feeding calves and watching the cows be milked by ‘The Robot’.

The rest of us kept the animals at Wick Court fed and watered and then gathered to sing Happy Birthday for those celebrating birthdays today and tomorrow.

Our last full day was rounded off with an array of exciting activities, from bread making to birdwatching, ending with fantastic storytelling and hot apple juice in the Wick Court round house.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Wick Court Farm Fun

Day 3 at Wick Court Farm and we’ve JUST about managed to get enough internet signal to send a few pictures back from our little corner of Gloucestershire to you all at home…

And we’re away!

The journey went smoothly and soon we were passing through idyllic villages and hearing excited squeals at each new sighting of farmyard animals…

Our home for the week …  The grand farmhouse at Wick Court

Suited, booted and ready to work 

An egg-citing visit from the Bug Man!

Today 1GT were extremely brave as they came face-to-face with snakes, lizards, tarantulas and huge snails!  Andrew the Bug Man talked about the life-cycles of these egg-laying creatures, and we discovered their similarities and differences.  We even had the chance to stroke and pet them! What was your favourite creature?

What do lizards eggs look and feel like?
Where does a tortoise lay her eggs?
How does a tarantula smell and taste?
Why do male spiders have long legs?
Did you know that snails are both male and female!
What is the difference between a tortoise, a terrapin and a turtle?
What do baby tortoises look like?
Why does the lizard poke out its tongue?
Why did the snake look a little grey today?
What does a hermit crab do with its eggs after laying them on the beach?

Year 5 Holiday Homelearning

Next term, our topic is ‘Designing for Life’. Over the holidays, we would like you to choose one invention that you think is brilliant and find out some information about it:

  1. Who invented it?
  2. What was the purpose of the invention?
  3. Who was it intended to be used by?
  4. What impact did it have on people’s lives?
  5. Has it been improved since the original design? How?
  6. How do you think it could be further improved?

You should present your findings in an engaging and informative way on the poster sheet provided and hand it in on Wednesday of the first week back (9th January)

Have a wonderful break!

Ms Jones and Mr Diamond