Whitney and Andrew
Peggy (Cover Supervisor)
Year 6 is an exciting year, involving lots of hard work, but equally lots of fun! We would like to welcome parents, carers, and children to Year 6 and look forward to the year ahead.
Our final day here at Nethercott farm! The children woke up just like any other day and got ready for their last jobs. The weather unfortunately took a turn for the worse, but all the children braved the wet conditions and finished their duties with the same enthusiasm as when they first started. After another delicious breakfast we completed our tasks, said goodbye to our Nethercott waterproofs and got ready for lunch. Mmmm cottage pie with brownies for desert, what a great way to prepare for our village walk. Our walk leader, Kathryn, took us to the beautiful village of Iddesleigh where we entered the historic village hall. Kathryn then spoke to us about he history of the village and its connection to the famous Michael Morpurgo story, War Horse. We then stopped off in St James' church, which was built in the 17th century, and learnt how the church continues to play a vital role in the village. Once we returned, we tucked in to macaroni and cheese and started to pack for our journey home.
Then...the main event...NETHERCOTT'S GOT TALENT. For the children's final evening entertainment we hosted a talent show and saw some brilliant acts ranging from singing to dancing to comedy. It was truly a pleasure to witness these fine talents but there had to be a winner: in 3rd place was Sarah with her organ playing, in 2nd place was Tabitha and her beautiful singing but in 1st place was the dance act of Zion and Moses. A big congratulations has to go out to all of those who took part and the children are now tucked up in bed ready for the journey home.
A brilliant day to end a brilliant week.
Peggy and Janine tell their Nethercott story
Peggy and myself were lucky enough to join the Year 6 on their trip to Nethercott Farm.
Since we have arrived we have shared some amazing experiences with the children.
We have lived like a big family on the farm, we have learnt some old fashioned family values which we have all enjoyed.
Our days have started at 7 in the morning with jobs to do on the farm, like feeding the cows and sheep, taking the horses out to graze, watching cows being milked, feeding very young calves and feeding the pigs.
We have also picked our own vegetables, cooked our own dinners and seen amazing sunrises and lucky enough this evening to see a full moon.
All groups have taken part in forest school sessions, where adults and children have made some great models out of natural materials around a camp fire.
The food has been delicious made from local produce and loads of it! (hopefully all the activities will have worked it off).
We have also had a quiz night, a rap off battle between the children and Whitney (Whitney won), tomorrow night we are having a talent show, then packing to come back home.
Peggy & Janine
Having a fabulous time at Nethercott Farm. A brand new experience for us as well as the children. Today we took part in a range of activities including: Feeding cows, sheep and baby calves, walking the horses (Seb and Eric) and grooming the donkeys. We've all worked incredibly hard and have earned some delicious meals. So far we are all loving the experience. Look out for diary entries from the children in the coming days!
Whitney and Andrew