On Monday 11th April the Harinui Syndicate went to Ambury Park Farm. We were there to have rich experiences to encourage our Oral Language development. We enjoy visiting local South Auckland places.
While there our activities helped us to cooperate and work well together. It was a fun day. It was great that we had three parent helpers along with us.
Mrs Green made a fantastic activity sheet for us to work with. It had a scavenger hunt theme. First we found the photos of special signs objects around the farm. When we identified them we put a tick beside the picture on our sheet. Next we looked for three special animals: the pig (Sesame), the Turkey (Skywalker) and the goats (Skippy and Basil) to write their names on the sheet too. It really focused our attention on the animals, signs and structures around us. thanks Mrs Green!
We liked looking at the animals and describing them to each other. How many legs? What is the body covering? Does this animal make a special sound? What food does it eat? We asked our friends questions and listened to the answers. We suggested ideas of our own.
The day was overcast but fine. We enjoyed walking around the farm. There were a lot of things to see and do. It was fun following the “Country Code” by leaving open gates open and closing closed gates again after we had walked through them.
We also enjoyed eating our lunch together and doing some jogging around the field nearby.
By the end of the day we were happy but tired. Everyone enjoyed the ride back on the “Field of Dreams” bus! We sang some songs and we looked out the windows at all the things we passed by!