It was a exceptional day out in Dalkeith. P5 and P3 went to Dalkeith country park to a farming and food event. They were divided into groups of 3 one with Miss Chidgey, Miss Kelly and Miss Cornwall.
They learned about the different sheep breeds the male is called a runt. They learned about the different wools that are of sheep . They then learned about the different foods that grow in Scotland. They learned that barley is used to make whiskey.
They learned about how many seeds a tractor can hold 100.000 seeds.
They learned how to milk a cow.
They went on a tractor.
They had a food taster were they had to try different foods . They learned about the sheep males and females .
What farmers can provide that is good
Dairy milk , wool flooring ,
Matrices bedding , fruit and veg
Strawberry ,peas , carrots
Oranges , apples , potatoes broccoli , collie flower , pares, wheat , cabbage and other veg and fruits .
They learned about farming to encourage them to eat healthy food and to build on there learning of forestry and farming and to help them on their topic. I would add in a station about how to grow fruit and veg. There next steps could be that they could download apps on their iPads or watch a farming video on the smart board.
Thank you to the staff and teachers and thanks for having us Dalkeith country park!