Now in its 5th Year, Sandon Community Farm has grown and established itself as a unique, enriching and rewarding teaching environment the encompasses the national curriculum whilst teaching children about animals, their well-being and how to care for them.
Each child at Sandon, from Early Years up to Year 6, has weekly session on the farm that implements science, maths and literacy in unique ways whilst also developing their understanding of the world and their social, emotional and mental health. Children also develop other skills along the way such as in the farm allotment were children grow their own fruit and vegetables and learn gardening skills. The food the children grow is then used in our Food From The Farm sessions in which the children learn where food comes from, what is healthy to eat and how to cook basic meals, bake bread and much more.
You can see what topics the children are learning about on the farm by visiting The Farm Year Page.
Mr Kiddle and the children oversee the day to day running of the farm, which is home to a wide range of animals. From miniature Mediterranean donkeys, rare breed pigs, pygmy goats, a variety of chicken and duck breeds, dwarf rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, turkeys and terrapins.
A new addition to our farm is the Sensory garden that encompass senses such as smell, taste, sound and touch. The garden adds another dimension to the resources we offer on the farm.
The farm is also home to lots of native wildlife, with a wildlife pond, bird feeders and bird houses, wild flowers, bug hotels, log piles, compost heaps, hedgehog houses and pollinating insect attracting plants.
You can keep up with what we get up to on the farm by vising our blog page 'The Weekly Egg'.