Farfield Farm Blog

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New chickens for the farm

November 4, 2017 at 6:47 am


Farm Club set off after school on Monday 3rd October to buy lots of new chickens for the school farm. Our flock had become depleted over the years due to old age, and very sadly a number were killed by travellers when they set up a site next to the school.

We went to Hinchcliffe’s Farm past Huddersfield to buy our chickens: we got some Light Sussex, Colombian Black tip, commercial hybrid, White Star and Rhode Rock. We also bought a special bird called a Cheshire Blue that is laying very special blue eggs!  Four of the chickens were sponsored by families.

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Some photos from July work with Year 3

July 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm


Year 3 children were busy harvesting on Wednesday and looking after the crops. Were there any pesky caterpillars on our cabbages? Are all the carrots orange?  Ms Howells reported that they were all great workers – as usual!

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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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