Today we had Harper Adams visit some of the year 5’s and year 6’s from Class 8. The students from Harper brought their game that they have created and wanted us to evaluate the effectiveness of their games. Harper Adams students brought their games alongside a presentation to introduce their activity. After, we got the opportunity to test and try out the games. The games involved us using our farming award knowledge and understanding as well as our maths and literacy.
Today some year 5’s and 6’s from Class 8 had the chance to visit Harper Adams University. Our day was filled with lots of fun and interactive activities which Harper Adams students led, for example: we have been learning about food miles and how far our food travels from, autonomous farming machines and the importance of bees and insects.
Did you know strawberries come from America in the Winter?
Today we learnt about why the Saxons established their own villages. We found out that villagers who lived in the villages had established their own jobs, for example: clearing and ploughing the ground, grinding flour and making bread, and growing crops and tending to livestock.
We designed our own Saxon village.
Did you know that Saxons set up their own village near a water supply for drinking water and fishing for food.
Today we were fortunate enough to have student’s visit us from Harper Adams University. The school council and shadow council took them for a tour around the school. We were able to talk to the students about our farming award and what we are learning about.
What question would you ask Harper Adams students about farming and agriculture?
This afternoon, we have looked at the best season to grow sunflowers, lavatera and sweet peas. We have planted the seeds of the plants in pots ready to sell during our plant sale. We have analysed the best months to grow plants, outdoors, indoors and when the plants flower.
This afternoon, we each designed a poster to inform others of life inside a farmers’ life. We have had a visit off Harper Adam’s university who informed us of the typical day farmers have and considered what might happen on the farm during different seasons.