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Fun on the Farm for Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Junior School Pupils visited the Cotswold Farm Park near Cheltenham last week, which adds to the Key areas of the EYFS curriculum.

Children with Amelie the rabbit

The trip saw the 3 to 5-year-olds have a fun-filled day while being encouraged to ask more questions about the world around them.

The children saw some new-born piglets and attended a ‘chick-chat’ session with one of the animal keepers. Here, they learnt about all of the animals and were able to hold a baby chick and meet Amelie the bunny rabbit.

Ms Kim Hardie, Rendcomb’s Head of EYFS, said: “Holding the baby animals took many of the children out of their comfort zones and encouraged them to experience new things and develop a greater understanding of the animals.”

The children took tractor rides around the farm and saw horses, sheep and calves along the way. They even saw some sheep being sheared.

Mrs Christina Gillard, Rendcomb’s Reception teacher, said: “It was such a great day and all of the children loved seeing and meeting the animals.”

Many of the pupils had never handled animals before and taught them about how to treat a variety of creatures from new-born babies up to fully grown animals.