Pocklington CE VC Infant School – October 2016

The children from Pocklington Infant School visited Uncleby over three days in  October.

The focus for the Year 1 children was The Gingerbread Man, they have been looking at traditional stories in school. The children took part in a variety of activities. Mrs Wray made gingerbread men with the children in the kitchen – the boys and girls really enjoyed eating them at the end and thought of lots of brilliant adjectives! The children acted out the story in the courtyard then they used the stones to make a gingerbread man picture. The final activity was planting a seed in a pot, the children took them back to school and will plant them in the school garden.

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Foundation stage children enjoyed looking at the cows and calves and having a sit on Farmer Mike’s tractor. They walked to the sheep with Mrs Wray and Farmer Geoff told them about the cattle and the sheepdogs. They also learnt about where the food in the shops come from.

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It was raining when the Year 2 children came but they still managed to have an enjoyable and educational day. Their focus was harvest and apples especially. Mrs Wray made apple crumble, the children had been writing instructions in school and could remember the ingredients and some of the weights! In the classroom the children used a machine to core and peel apples they also used an apple press to make juice. They enjoyed tasting it too. The other activity was making an ‘apple model’. There were some fantastic ideas and very intricate models.

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Lots of learning and fun activities took place over the three days.

Mrs Moore ” A lovely day as usual. The children loved the dale walk on such a beautiful day. The best bit however was eating their gingerbread man.”

Miss Fry ” The children really enjoyed the visit, there were lots of new things for them to learn and they really enjoyed looking at the machinery”

Kayleigh Stutt ” This is the BEST school trip EVER”