Farmer Time

This year, we joined the Farmer Time initiative which educates our children about the agricultural industry and engages them with the countryside. We are matched with an organic dairy farm in Ayrshire, Scotland. 

Year 2 currently have fortnightly communication with Farmer Rob who keeps us up to date with what is happening on the farm and matches his discussions to our learning in geography and science.

April: We met some new calves out in the field.  Three bulls and one heifer join the herd.
April: We met some new calves out in the field. Three bulls and one heifer join the herd.
February: A new calf with a heart shaped marking on Valentine's day!
February: A new calf with a heart shaped marking on Valentine's day!
December: Olive sent a thank you for the Christmas cards!
December: Olive sent a thank you for the Christmas cards!
Where does our milk come from? Farmer Rob sent us videos and photgraphs to explain
Where does our milk come from? Farmer Rob sent us videos and photgraphs to explain

Meet the animals on the farm!

The farm is in East Ayrshire, Scotland

April: Sally feeding her calf as she grazes.
April: Sally feeding her calf as she grazes.
March: Farmer Rob took us to the river on his farm to match our river topic. This is Annick Water.
March: Farmer Rob took us to the river on his farm to match our river topic. This is Annick Water.
Aerial VIew: In geography, we looked at aerial photographs of the farm and spotted human and physical features
Aerial VIew: In geography, we looked at aerial photographs of the farm and spotted human and physical features
What do cows eat to stay healthy? Silage. We received some very smelly samples in the post!
What do cows eat to stay healthy? Silage. We received some very smelly samples in the post!

What different materials can you spot on the farm?
What are they used for?

November: Fox and deer tracks found on the farm
November: Fox and deer tracks found on the farm