Farfield Farm Blog

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Bees update

June 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm


The bees on the farm have had an interesting and dramatic year. Visit their Facebook site for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/716267001764773/permalink/1460168267374639/

Beekeeping club sprang into action when a huge swarm appeared in the orchard; they captured it and added it to one of our hives. RS had to ‘execute’ one of the queens…

Last week lots of classes got to see an observation hive and had a bee talk from Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Lawrie. Fantastic!


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Harvesting this half term

June 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm


This half term, all of KS2 are using soft fruit from the farm for their cooking lessons as they are making fruity cup cakes. The children are harvesting lots of summer raspberries and strawberries. Loganberries and Tay berries are coming soon.

Year 1 are harvesting first early potatoes and chives for potato salads and Year 2 are making a Jamie Oliver salad using farm-grown peas, broad beans and garlic.


Photos to follow.

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An observation hive on the farm

June 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm


Most classes this week got to be up close to bees in an observation hive brought in by Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Laurie. Many thanks once again to the ladies for their wonderful insight into the fascinating life of bees. The hives on our Farfield Farm go from strength to strength under their watchful stewardship.


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Year 1 on the farm planting ‘magic beans’ and more

April 29, 2017 at 6:12 am


The Y1 children were very excited to receive a letter from Jack asking them for help to plant his magic beans. They had lots of fun on the school farm, working with the older children, planting the beans. Will they grow? What might be at the top of them?

These photographs show that we had a great afternoon on the school farm. We dug out the weeds, fed the chickens, planted seeds, watered plants, raked soil and even harvested. How lucky are Farsley Farfield children!?

Miss Sedman and Mrs James

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Farfield Farm shortlisted for a national award

April 17, 2017 at 7:54 am


Farfield Farm’s contribution to the school’s work has been recognised in being shortlisted for a TES School Award in the Healthy School category. We will find out if we have won at a big ceremony in London in June.

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Barclays providing great support for Farfield Farm again!

November 4, 2016 at 6:33 am


Just before half term, we had 15 brilliant volunteers from Barclays working on Farfield Farm repairing raised beds, building paths, recovering our rhubarb area and improving a couple of community plots. They worked SO hard and we are very grateful for their wonderful support. The bank generously provided £500 of investment and, thanks to their efforts, Farfield Farm goes from strength to strength. Apparently, they hope to be back next year which is fantastic news!

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