A trip to the farm….and healthy eating

The local elections meant that Ladybirds had to vacate the hall so we put on our sturdy shoesand headed for Hollow Trees Farm! What a great day we had feeding the animals, eating our picnic in the marquee and having a ride on Jenny the tractor. Finally we ended the day at Pogul’s Pit climbing on, sliding down and crawling through the play equipment. Sorry – no photos – we were too busy enjoying the day! Thank you to Hollow Trees for a fantastic day as always – and we loved being one of the first groups to use the new marquee.

Our trip to Hollow Trees started off our themes of Growing, Planting and Healthy Eating; we’ve looked at different sized seeds (cress, acorns and sunflowers), made real fruit kebabs and stuck pictures of fruit in Handa’s basket. We’ve planted herbs in our raised bed which has evolved from a dinosaur land to little people garden – Smurfs to be exact! And it’s also home to some bumble bees who have made their way in through the back – we don’t mind sharing the raised bed, the children enjoyed watching them make their way in and out (we talked about being careful) and we know they won’t be there for long.

This is the last term some of our children will be with us as they are moving up to school in September. They have been working hard with fine motor skill activities, to strengthen their finger muscles, and looking at letters to support upper/lower case correspondence.

With the beautiful weather, you can imagine we’ve wanted to be outside a lot, so we’ve moved our craft and snack areas there – water play features highly!

We still enjoy indoor activities too – and the hall can be a cool oasis when the weather is as hot as it has been recently.

Please remember to put sun cream on your child before they come to Ladybirds – we don’t want to have to delay getting outside straight away, they are so keen! Suncream is reapplied throughout the day as necessary of course.

And a reminder – our seaside trip is booked for 21st July, our last day of term.