The Year 1 & 2 children from Stamford Bridge School came to Uncleby. The weather was perfect unlike their visit last year when it was cold and very wet. On Tuesday the children walked down Manor Farm dale with Farmer Mike, they collected lots of resources to use when making their mini beast sculptures. They also completed a carousel of activities at the education centre.They made some fantastic “Bug Hotels” using resources from the countryside like bark, twigs, pine cones, wool stones etc.

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They also made some mini beast sculptures using clay.

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The other activity was a bug hunt, the children used the magnifying glasses to look carefully at the mini beasts that they found and then they sketched them.

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On the Thursday Cath Inglis came to Uncleby and she showed the Year 1 children how to paint a landscape picture using pastel paints . Cath asked some children to help her finish the painting.

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Then it was the children’s turn and what super pictures they did too.

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The children also did a clay sculpture and went on a bug hunt in the field.

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After lunch all the children went for a walk down Manor Farm dale. They looked at the animals, and the berries that were growing in the hedgerows. They saw the badgers sett and they had some really good questions for Farmer Geoff when they saw him in the farmyard.

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The teachers said “the children had a lovely day and learnt a lot”   ” We have had a lovely day. Very well organised and a great location” “Fantastically planned and organised, the facilities are perfect ”  Mrs Bowes said ” Thank you – you make organising trips the easiest out anywhere we have been!”    It was lovely to see you again Stamford Bridge.