Today at farm school we continued on our plant adventure. The youngest children coloured pictures of the classic fairy tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, sang lots of songs including ‘Cauliflower’s Fluffy’ and read lots of stories today. In the vegetable garden they picked baskets full of tomatoes and peppers which they shared with all the other classes and they took lots of effort decorated their plant pots.
The middle children made ‘Life Cycle of a Plant’ booklets and learnt the song ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ today and they did plenty of riding on Perla, the donkey. They had lots of fun in the swimming pool with the older children in the afternoon and were practising their diving as the teachers were throwing objects in for them to retrieve.
The older children were focusing on fruits and vegetables today, learning the names and which categories they fit in. Many of the children were surprised to learn that a tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable! Their chickpea experiments are coming on nicely, with all of them developing nice long sprout ‘tails’. The children watered them again today and updated their project diary, and they are looking forward to seeing how much they’ve grown again by tomorrow.
For the baking today all the children make flapjacks, every one is now in competition mode and every group added different secret ingredients in the hope of winning. Everyone’s flapjacks looked and tasted fantastic and we all enjoyed eating them at the end of farm school today.