Garnet Class: Whitney
Crimson Class: Eleanor
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.
Year 6 Nethercott Farm Blog! Written by Teddy:
We started our journey (almost) at around 6:45, where we loaded our bags into the bottom of the coach. We waved our parents goodbye and we headed inside. However, we didn’t move a single metre before the engine started to leak and stopped working. Typical! Anyway, we had to wait for almost 3 hours before we could even return to the coach! And when we did get back inside, we waited for almost 10 HOURS before we even stepped foot on the farm; thankfully we were entertained the whole time as basically had a karaoke night up until we got there.
When we finally made it to Nethercott, we were met with a shower of welcome! Tim and Mike, who work there, showed us our dormitories, taught us some of the basic rules and let us settle in to our new home. But before that, how could I forget our first meal at the farm! It was DELICIOUS!
The past few days we have been working on the farm (my group and I mainly shovelling manure) and on Saturday specifically, we watched The Handlebars’ remake of Shakespeare’s famous story: Romeo and Juliet. Plus, we got to meet famous author and owner of Nethercott house: Michael Morpurgo.
Day 3 at Nethercott!
Day 3 at Nethercott is off to a great start! We have made bakewell tarts, cleaned out the horses and donkey stables and headed off to Bridgetown Farm on the trailer where we learnt about where our meat comes from. The children were fascinated to hear that all of the eat they will be eating comes right from the animals they were feeding. They were pleased to know that each animal had a great life before being sent to the slaughter house.
We are about to sit down for a traditional Sunday lunch and eat the bakewell tarts made by Group 3. After lunch, we will walk off our dinner during our Sunday walk and may even get to catch some snippets of the England game! Come on England!
Day 2 at NethercottYear 6 are having a fabulous time at Nethercott Farm. Our day has been jam-packed with farm tasks, grooming the animals and we even made some butter and cheese. But best of all, we met Michael Morpurgo, one of our favourite authors, who came and chatted to the children over dinner. We took a few photos with the man himself; he asked us to take one with a serious face and one with our best smiles. We then enjoyed an open-air play of 'Romeo and Juliet' which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Day 2 at Nethercott!
After an extremely long journey, we finally made it to Nethercott yesterday evening! We were greeted with a lovely wholesome supper and went to bed very tired, but happy troopers. We were up early this morning for our induction and set off for work on the farm. Some of our jobs included: general farm tasks, grooming the animals and making butter and cheese. Some of us were even lucky enough to clean out the chicken coop. Tonight we have a performance of Romeo and Juliet from one of the top theatre companies in the country. Michael Morpurgo will be joining us for the performance and he even popped in to say hello and chat to some very excited children during dinner.
Look out for some of our photos and videos over the next few days and blogs from the children.
Whitney and Andrew
Year 6 have been working hard on our production of 'Megaball'!
Below, you will find the music and script so the children can practise at home :)