Overbury Farms

Choosing our Christmas tree

Choosing our Christmas tree

  • 28 Nov 2016
  • Countryside education, Festivals, Nature, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

How lucky are we that we get to choose our own Christmas tree from the Estate?


Lambing 2016

Lambing 2016

  • 8 Apr 2016
  • Countryside education, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

The children at Grasshoppers are so lucky, having their own 'Lambing Live' trip has become an annual treat! (Thanks to Overbury Farms, luckily Reg and Jake were not too warn out to show us around after opening to the public the day before!! http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/news/) We were able to take all of the children from 1 year olds to 4 year...


SHEAR Fun!

SHEAR Fun!

  • 28 Sep 2015
  • Countryside education, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

On the same day as the children went apple picking, some of them were lucky enough to go and watch the sheep shearing (we have to fit in with the farm's busy schedule and were really grateful they were able to include us - it made for a very exciting day all round!) http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk The children really enjoyed their tractor ride up...


A bale of fun!

A bale of fun!

  • 3 Sep 2015
  • Countryside education, Creativity, Overbury Farms

This year the children have been able to see the wheat crop developing. From a field of tiny shoots visited in January as part of British Breakfast Week celebrations http://www.overburyenterprises.co.uk/2015/01/shake-up-your-wake-up/ , to the crop ready to harvest seen in July http://www.overburyenterprises.co.uk/2015/07/checking-out-the-wheat/...


Checking out the wheat!

Checking out the wheat!

  • 30 Jul 2015
  • Countryside education, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

Back in January,as part of British Breakfast week,we went to see the wheat at the top of the hill http://www.overburyenterprises.co.uk/2015/01/shake-up-your-wake-up/. On Wednesday this week the children went to see how the crop had changed. The nursery children joined the childrenon a baking activity day (finding out where the flour they had...


A soggy so-long to the Class of 2015!

A soggy so-long to the Class of 2015!

  • 26 Jul 2015
  • Event, Overbury Farms, Parental involvement

For the first time in 5 years our unique annual picnic was rained off! Instead of a picnic near the stream in the Park we had a party in the village hall.... ... but we still had ride on the children's favourite form of transport...tractor and trailer! Almost all of our leavers were able to attend, and we were able to fit just about everyone on...


Pheasant and partridge chicks

Pheasant and partridge chicks

  • 13 Jun 2015
  • Countryside education, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

For the second year in a row many of the children were lucky enough to have a guided tour of the estate pheasant and partridge hatchery. Paul the head keeper was there to show the children around. First they went into a big room to see all of the eggs. It was perfect timing as they watched one of the chicks actually hatching out of it's egg....


Lambs and tractors!!

Lambs and tractors!!

  • 24 Apr 2015
  • Countryside education, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

On Wednesday 22nd April we were lucky enough to have our very own lambing trip following another successful event for OverburyEstate and Farms the weekend before http://www.overburyestate.co.uk/2015/04/lambing-live-2015/   What more can pre-school children ask for tractors and lambs!!     We were able to have a good look...


Shake Up your Wake Up!

Shake Up your Wake Up!

  • 29 Jan 2015
  • Event, Overbury Farms, Understanding of the World

We have been celebrating British Breakfast Week this week ,http://www.shakeupyourwakeup.com,learning where our favourite breakfast ingredients come from. As not many of the nursery children regularly eat breakfast at nursery, we have been having 'breakfast snacks'!   On Monday we had weetabix and shredded wheat with milk and talked about...


Our prize winning Guy!!

Our prize winning Guy!!

  • 25 Nov 2014
  • Creativity, Event, Overbury Farms, Overbury village

Every year Overbury School http://www.overbury.worcs.sch.uk run a 'build a Guy' competition, we have entered in the past and thought we would try again this year.This was our entry, he  took 2 days to create and was the work of LOTS of children, working together. We were given a suit used for spraying the crops and straw from the farm and the...