Essebeare Farm School
04/10/2023 - Reception Class Group 1
There was great excitement on Wednesday morning, as our first group of Reception children prepared to board the minibus, bound for Farm School! The children were greeted by Farmer Ollie who took us in search of fruit and vegetables growing above the ground, under the ground and on the trees above our heads. The children were amazed and intrigued to find more than 20 types of fruit and vegetables - many of which we have been singing about in our Harvest Festival songs. They were delighted to collect lots of these in their basket and return to school to share their finds with the rest of the class - who, meanwhile, had been busy preparing some delicious apple crumble with apples collected in the school grounds. Well done Reception!
18/10/2023 - Reception Class Group 2
Another wonderful visit to Essebeare Farm this week for our Reception children. The children really enjoyed searching and digging for a wide variety of vegetables and had a wonderfully exciting time, picking lots of beautifully ripe and juicy tomatoes from their plentiful vines and collecting these in the wheelbarrow. On our return to school, the children enjoyed tasting and sharing these with the rest of their class - some were washed and eaten cold, while other filled a roasting tin and were prepared by the children, with a little oil and salt, and roasted in the school kitchen in time to be enjoyed at snack time the following day. This promoted fantastic discussion about the difference in the appearance, taste and texture of the cooked and uncooked tomatoes as well as a valuable appreciation of our own individual preferences.