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Nethercott Update!

The last two days have been super busy down on the farm. The weather still remains very autumnal but dry!

The children have been working hard  in the kitchen garden digging up parsnips, cabbages and weeding ready for planting  the new winter crops. They are becoming increasingly confident around the farm animals, big and small, and learning all about where our food comes from and how it is produced.

The Nethercott Sunday walk was a real opportunity for the children to enjoy the truly beautiful countryside around Nethercott and appreciate the local  geography and  how different it is to Fareham. As they raced up hills and splashed through muddy puddles with their friends, it was a joy to watch them in a different environment. As teachers, we see another side to the children when they are  away from their home environment. They are really growing in independence and learning to work cooperatively to get jobs done efficiently. One group  successfully  made  22 litres of apple juice this afternoon and many are keen to bring some home for you to try!

Some of the other highlights of the last two days have been the  Forest School sessions, cooking tea for the group and meeting the new farm puppy - Pippa. The children have also been keen to look after the  four piglets who are the offspring of  Liquorice,one of the young pigs which some of them met last year.

Every evening ends with a farm quiz , cocoa and a homemade biscuit and all asleep by 10:00pm - we hope!