I just love this title!
Term one and early term two, we are learning about the
products grown from the 'paddock' and how they end up
on our plate!
Our class will be learning about genetics and how farmers find the best traits for their cows/cattle.
As you scroll down the page, you will see all our other learning for this unit.
Bailey Farm and Southern Belle Orchard Visit
On Wednesday 16th May Ruma Kereru visited James and Ella Bailey's farm in the morning, then Frans at the orchard. This visit ended our paddock to plate learning. Here are some photos of our trip.
|On the bus!|
|James Bailey welcoming the class|
|Walking to the gate that takes us up the hill to see the farm and view|
|Sid ready to muster the sheep|
|Zane and Kate - Kate couldn't be trusted at first, so was on her lead for a while!|
|View from the top of the hill|
|On top of the hill, looking at the view and listening to James explain the landscape|
|What a view|
|Inside the woolshed|
|The day before we arrived they has shorn the sheep - here are the bails|
|Inspecting the bails|
|James talking about the old hand shears|
|James talking about the combs used for shearing|
|Paul answering questions about shearing|
|Paul explaining how the shearing equipment worked|
|Getting ready to show the children how to shear|
|Paul had just put his shearing belt on and about to get the sheep|
|Corey holding the wool - very greasy|
|Meah holding the wool - so soft|
|James answering questions about sheep|
|Us and our parent helpers|
|In the stock yards|
|Children asking questions about the Hereford cattle|
|Frans greeting us at the orchard|
|Listening to Frans|
|Frans explaining about the feijoa trees|
|Explaining how they grow their feijoas|
|Just before we went into the greenhouse|
|Frans pushing the sides of the greenhouse to show how strong it is|
|Frans explaining how the barometer works to control the venting system|
|truck came to take crates of feijoas|
|A complex system to control temperature inside the greenhouse|
|Inside the greenhouse|
|Capsicum plants about 3.5 m tall|
|The heating system for the greenhouse|
|No not a chilli - a sweet capsicum|
|Holding tank for used plant water|
|Frans talking about the bugs and how to control them|
|Frans buys in special wasps that sting the aphids and injects them with an egg that kills the bug|
|Frans explaining how the plants are planted and its complex tunnel system|
|Good and bad bugs chart in the greenhouse|
|Wow these plants are tall!|
|In the pack house boxing feijoas|
|Crates of feijoas waiting to be sorted and packed|
|Explaining the box for the feijoas|
|Frans' feijoa brand|
|Joshua and Cohen won the prize for answering the quizzes!|
This link below teaches us about the coding that is required when working with genetics. Have a go at creating your own monster.
Breeds of beef cattle in NZ
Learn about the different breeds of cattle we have in NZ.
Genetic Codes - how much do we share with other species? Play this game and find out!
We have been learning about the breeds of NZ beef. These websites will help us learn more.
Paddock to Plate
Deb came in to teach us how to make ice cream. The flavours we made were: baked beans, cornflakes, vanilla, rolled oats and honey!!!!!!
We also learnt about where the different cuts of meat come from. We made paper plate cows!
The history of the hamburger
We need to learn about the hamburger ready for hamburger day on Friday 11th May.
Watch this youtube clip and learn about its history in 2 minutes flat!.
The history of the hamburger