Year Four went to Quickes Farm, in Newton St Cyres, for a research field day to kick off their defence of the Kingfisher Award. This Year the topic is ‘Life on the Hedgerow’ so Year 4 will be doing plenty of studying hedges and putting together lots of work in time for the Awards picnic. This will be held on the 5th of July, where they will present to a panel of judges.
On the day they studied the plants that grow in British hedgerows, the animals that live there and most importantly the crop within them; Wheat. They were identifying different plants using their leaves and bark, studying the habitat and characteristics of animals and grinding wheat to make damper bread.
The weather was fantastic all day and the children are now all excited to get their teeth stuck into the work for the project. Best of Luck to Year 4.