Willow and Maple Class Zoo Trip
What a wonderful day we’ve had at Paignton Zoo to kickstart our new learning journey ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. The rain held off, the sun shone and lots of the animals were out and about too!
Here are some of our favourite pictures:
What a lovely day! We had a fabulous time and learnt lots about looking after animals. We behaved beautifully too! 😃
What was your favourite part of the day?
What a wonderful day! We had great fun seeing all the lovely animals and going on the train and tractor.
We were tired out on the way home!
What was your favourite part of our day?
20th October, 2016
What an amazing, fun-filled day at Occombe Farm! Take a look at all the things we got up to!
First we learnt how to make pizzas. We even picked our own herbs to garnish it. Can you remember the ingredients we used?
We ate lunch together in the yurt. We were hungry after all that cooking!
After lunch, we paid a visit to the different animals kept on the farm. We learnt so much about them.
At the end of the day, we visited the bird hide. Then we made clay creatures to put in the woodlands.
Phew! What a busy day!
What a fabulous day we had!
The children were very excited this morning and enjoyed singing on the bus on the way to the farm (only a few had their fingers in their ears).
We were busy from the moment we arrived. Meeting the animals, learning about the farm and where our food comes from. We learnt how Occombe Farm is an organic farm and has a SSSI (site of special scientific interest) on its land. Not forgetting learning about the all wild animals the farm helps to look after too. Animals such as the Greater Horseshoe Bats which eat the beetles which eat the cows poo. We also created our own animal out of clay to live on the farm and found a place for it to live.
After lunch we went to cookery school and made our own pizza. MMMMMMMMMM tasty. After weighing and measuring the ingredients we left our dough to rise while we went to the farm gardens and picked vegetables and herbs to put on top of our food.
A big thank you to everyone who offered their support.
What was your favourite part of the trip?
Will you be growing your own herbs for you next pizza?
What did the coloured spots on the sheep mean?
Why did all the animals have tags in their ears?
Why did we need to be careful when adding water to the dry ingredients?
What a great day had by all the children in year 5, who ventured over to Goodrington Beach for a workshop on Coastal Geography.
The day was spent learning about different wave formations, how towns are protected by different sea defences, coastal erosion, how fossils are made and so much more!
The weather was great and the children were a credit to Hazeldown School, showing great enthusiasm and engagement with all the activities.
What a fantastic morning had by all of year 5!
The sun was out, the sky was blue, and year 5 ventured down to the beach to capture the sights, sounds and smells of Teignmouth seafront in preparation for their Big Write on Friday.
Not only did they do that, but they also created their own sea defences, and explained how a Tsunami is created and what it does to a coastline.
I was so impressed with their engagement with their learning and enthusiasm to explain about sea defences, tsunami’s and earthquakes.
Many members of the public also commented on how well behaved they were, especially with the long walk, and stated ‘what a credit to the school they are’
Well done Year 5