Life-Saving skills in year 2 Swimming lessons (Gallery Page 1 - Images 1 to 10):
Throughout the year the children in Year 2 have enjoyed their swimming lessons at Framlingham College immensely. Under the caring approach of Mrs Tovey and support of other members of staff everyone has improved their swimming skills. This half of term the children began life-saving skills and, much to their delight, they have been swimming in their pyjamas. After the initial excitement of being in the water with clothes on the children soon learned how different and difficult swimming is when clothed. One child commented that, “the water gets into your clothes and weighs them down”. Through these valuable life-saving lessons Mrs Tovey has impressed the importance of water safety and it has proved to be a truly worthwhile life-skill to practice.
Year 2 Trip to Foxburrow Farm (Gallery Page 2 - Images 11 to 20):
The Year 2 children enjoyed a wonderful, exciting trip to Foxburrow Farm on a fine and sunny day in February. During class the children have been learning about the topic of ‘Food and Farming’ and their learning was extended by a trip out. The morning was packed with a variety of farm and food themed activities; the children went on a walk to see the oil seed rape fields, they stopped to look at the sheep on route, they had the opportunity to try their hand at spinning wool to make individual bracelets and they thoroughly enjoyed running in the open fields, avoiding the many mole hills. Once back at the farmyard there were further activities and games; the children learned about grinding the grain into flour, they matched seeds to their crops and Played bingo where they had to find certain ingredients on packages. The experienced staff and volunteers at Foxburrow ensured our day was very pleasurable. A fun-filled day had by all.
Twin lambs visit Year 2 (Gallery Page 3 - Images 21 to 30)
The children in year 2 were joined at the end of one day by two very special guests. Fritz and his sister Prudence are 10 day old lambs who came to visit us. Unfortunately their mother died a few days after having the lambs so they are now being hand-reared by the family. The children giggled to see them guzzling down the milk from a bottle and we learned how they are being cared for on the farm. Many interesting questions were asked and we all learned a lot about lambs and sheep. This guest appearance was well suited to our topic of Farming and the children were excited to experience this hands-on opportunity.