Wick Court Farm – Day 4

We are really getting into the routine of living and working on a farm!

Today we have been keeping up with the farm jobs of feeding and looking after the animals, in particular we spent some time collecting the hay and helping to put it with the sheep and the pigs.

One group was having a great time grooming the horses while the others were training up the lambs and teaching them to walk in front of us. We helped to make some tasty burgers which we enjoyed for dinner, and checked the weight of the pigs again.

Some children spent some time collecting bugs and insects and then using microscopes to look at them up close.

We enjoyed looking in the craft room and choosing some arts and crafts to enjoy in the farmhouse garden. And in the evening we had a storytelling session and listened to some entertaining tales.

We don’t want to leave, but at the same time we are looking forward to seeing our families again tomorrow. We’ve got so much to tell you!

Culture Week Poster Competition

Culture Week is almost here! We will be celebrating from Monday 12th – Friday 16th June. To help publicise Culture Week, we have launched a poster competition for all students.

What to include:
– Must say ‘Culture Week
– Link to your heritage or culture
– Celebration of countries and cultures at Holbeach
– Your name and class on the back

How to enter:
– Design an A4 poster
– Hand it to Ms Bell, Ms Akitoye or the school reception team

Closing date:
Monday 5th June – the first day back after half term

There will be a winner in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Each winner will receive a prize!

Year 1 Home Learning

Today your child will bring home this note about PE lessons after half term:

This week in English we have been reading ‘Farmer Duck’ the story is all about working as a team.

click on the link to enjoy the story at home together!


In Maths we have continued with our learning about Division. This time we have been practising division by grouping.

Have a go at this division game on ICT games, click on the link to play the game!


After the holiday we will be doing some more close observational drawings in Art.

During the holiday have a go at drawing some fruit, choose a piece of fruit you have at home and look at it closely. Look at the colour and the shape. Have a go at drawing it on a piece of paper, then add colour!

We would love to see any drawings that you do, please bring them in to show us!

During the holiday remember to:

  • Read! Read your book to an adult, enjoy a story together, visit Catford Library or simply visit Bug Club!
  • Get moving! Ride your bike or scooter, go for a walk, go swimming, play football in the park – anything that gets your body moving.
  • Relax and enjoy time outside! Make sure you spend time outside just like you do on a school day. Don’t forget to rest, the Summer term is very busy!
  • Find something you enjoy doing independently! Build a model using lego, make a paper airplane of kite, set up your teddies and play schools or a farm shop (like we have at school!)

Have a happy half term holiday! See you all back at school on Monday 5th June 🙂

Wick Court Farm -Day 3

We’ve been busy little bees today! All of the children visited the beehive to see the honeybees, some even managed to spot the queen bee!

Both groups also did some birdwatching and spotted a range of different birds. We visited the hide to look at some of the feeders and looked out across the river Severn to see some other varieties.

The children have had to help out with the farm waste and put it into the composter, before going to visit the cows being milked.

Some other lucky children have been training the lambs! They had to show them how to follow instructions and groom them.

We also had some fun encounters when weighing the pigs. They weren’t too keen to get into the scales and needed a lot of coaxing.