We had a very interesting day today with Miss Corkin as our National Trust Volunteer visitor for the morning. We saw photos of what the grounds look like and heard how the big house has different sides. Straight lines and windows on one side and curved lines and arches on the other. We met Bella who lives at Castle Ward. She wants some flowers in the farmyard so we made "magic" flowers for her. (See them in the main hallway above the noticeboards) Bella said they were lovely but she wants REAL flowers. We then heard a story about what a seed needs to grow. We all acted out the story in pairs, taking turns to be seeds and gardeners. Lastly we went outside to play two fun games. One with garden implement pictures and the other about deciding what was "good" and "bad" for plants. (eg: water, weeds, ladybirds, stones etc) We had lots of opportunity to be active and thanked Miss Corkin for a lovely day. After all we had learnt, we were left with some real seeds to grow and we will take the plants to Castle Ward in the Summer to plant them in the tubs in the farmyard for Bella.
This is the weekly news page, read about all the fun things we did this week.