Pre-School children at Rydal Penrhos took an educational trip to Bodafon Farm before heading off on their well-deserved summer break.
At Rydal Penrhos, our Pre-School activities are guided by ‘The Early Years Foundation Phase Framework’ which leads to nationally approved outcomes and links closely with that of the Reception class to ensure progression and continuity for the children.
The ‘Foundation Phase’ has, at its core, practical-based activities collectively designed to foster self-esteem, a positive attitude, creative, expressive and observational skills and physical well-being. Outdoor activities are also vital to this process, which includes trips to various landmarks across the North Wales region throughout the academic year.
Another prime example of this came shortly before the summer break, with Pre-School children taking a trip to Bodafon Farm Park in Llandudno under the supervision of Rydal Penrhos’ outstanding staff team.
This was part of their ongoing topic throughout the Trinity Term centring on animal identification and discovery, with the trip enhancing their overall knowledge considerably in unfamiliar but interesting surroundings.
The children were given the opportunity to feed the Lamas residing at the farm, which was a source of great excitement. They also got the chance to see animals such as horses, pigs, goats and even owls.
During their trip around the farm, Pre-School children discussed the size of each animal and their appearance. There was even a chance to explore the park and mini tractors.
Letitia Spencer, who is the Pre-School department manager at Rydal Penrhos, said: “It was a great end-of-year trip to celebrate a fantastic academic year in the Pre-School.
“We are incredibly proud of the progress made by each child, which is something we’ll be working hard to continue once everyone returns in September. ”