The children from Beverley Minster School came to Uncleby on a lovely day in May. Sandra from Countryside Learning had organised the visit.
The children split into the two classes and one class went for a walk with Farmer Mike down Manor Farm dale. They looked at the sheep and different habitats along the way. The other class split into three groups and completed a carousel of activities. Mrs Wray made Funny face Biscuits with the group in the kitchen. The children were ‘millers’ and ‘bakers’ they enjoyed learning about Farmer Mikes flour and porridge oats. They also enjoyed tasting the biscuits at the end. There were lots of adjectives like delicious, scrumptious, tasty, crunchy, yummy etc etc
Sandra from Countryside Learning led a super activity called Colours in the Countryside. First of all the children looked outside for ten different things like a paper coffee cup, a pipe, a birds nest etc. There was lots of discussion about whether they should or shouldn’t be there.. Then they went inside and looked at some camouflage pictures and talked about the different colours. Finally all the children had an opportunity to do a scraper board picture.
The third activity was learning about Red Kites. Nigel brought a super display with lots of information about the birds and he thoroughly enjoyed talking to the children about them as well as answering lots of questions.
A super day was had by all. Ms Rust said “the dale walk was excellent with lots of information about the countryside. The baking was educational and practical cookery – brilliant” She added the all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable.