Year 6 Sharks Jan to April 2019
Year 6 - Session 1 - Friday 11th Jan 2019
Health and Safety and Meeting our Animals
We had our Health and Safety talk with Miss Thompson and Laura in the classroom, and we learnt how to keep safe during our Forest School sessions, how to behave around the animals and also how important it is to have the correct clothing during the cold winter months.
After this, we went and spent an hour on our Animal Park. We met Norris, Norbert and Ned, our goats; Olive, our very grumpy pig, our 15 very frizzy chickens and most of our 17 guinea pigs. We hand fed, stroked and fussed the goats and Olive cleared up all the food that was on the floor! When we finally managed to catch some of our not-very-tame guinea pigs, we had a cuddle from them too, but they are very shy. Some of us had to squeeze right into the guinea pig hutch to catch them! We had cuddles with Fizz Bomb and Speckles, two of our hens and we put some new signs on the animal pens to tell us what jobs need doing.
We swept Olive's pen, and cleared her toilet area, but we have to leave her bed alone because she gets even more grumpy if we mess with it! We have learnt that we should not feed Olive from our hands, but the goats love to eat their dried food out of our hands, it tickles and they are so gentle! Even some of the chickens came and ate from our hands too!
Have a look at our photos below....
Year 6 said that it was good to be back in Forest School and that they are looking forward to learning lots of new skills over the next 11 weeks.