... my children absolutaly love their days at Manor Farm ...
We now have just a limited number of spaces for week 7 and Thursday 22nd is now fully booked.
It is that time of year again to get out and harvest the wheat in the fields so this week we will be learning about the many uses for wheat, as a food source, wheat straw for animals bedding and even how to make traditional works of art from wheat. Everyday
as well as the planned activities children will get the chance to make their own bread.
We will hop on board the tractor trailer to the wheat field where everyone will harvest some wheat to take back to HQ. later on we will grind our wheat and separate the chaff to make our own flour and yummy bread.
We will learn the difference between wheat straw which is used for animal bedding and hay made from grass for animal feed. After lunch we'll get busy making a giant house out of bales of straw and hay .
We will explore traditional art made from wheat we will gather flowers from the garden and add wheat to make a countryside bouquet to take home and older children can try their hand at intricate wheat weaving.
Will be about looking after the animals on the farm, from snuggles the hamster to daisy and Buttercup the goats. The children will use wheat straw to make comfy beds for all of the animals including rummaging in the hens straw nests to find fresh eggs to bake some cakes. Later on the children will get a chance to ride a pony around the paddock before putting it away for the night in it's comfy new bed.
Friday is bonfire day and we will build our fire using sticks and logs that we have foraged for but also using recycled wheat biofuel logs! We will also have a go at baking bread in a fire pit and wash it down with a cup of hot coco.