The Farm Year
The children's learning on the farm changes along with the seasons and encompass all parts of the national curriculum. See what the children are learning about each term here.
Like big farms, running Sandon Farm and looking after the animals is not as easy as just giving them food and water. There is all kinds of jobs that need doing, especially looking for signs of ill health in the animals and knowing what to do to treat any illness that arise. The children will be learning about all aspects of animal husbandry and getting stuck right in!
Living things and their habitats
The children will be looking at how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways whilst learning how to identify and name a variety of living things in the local and wider environment. Then, using the Reptile Room animals they will look at how environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Autumn is a fantastic time of year to learn about seasonal produce and cook some delicious food which Year 3 will be doing lots of! Toffee apple crumble, sticky plum flap jack bars and elderberry jam are just some of the tasty foods they will be cooking.
They will also be making soup for the RHS's Big Soup Share in October.
World War Farm
Linking in with Year 6's World War topic, the children will travel back in time to see how, as refugees sent to the countryside, children had to work on the farms, eat rationed food and even make their own pig slop. They will be looking at and cooking rationed recipes (some very strange ones) Starting a pig club and growing some of their own food.