Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Hall Hill Farm Visit - Reception


Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester


Wednesday 21st March 2018

Year Group

Reception – Willow and Beech (Mrs Chard and Mrs McCreight)


9:00am – 3:15pm. The visit will last the full day so please be on time for school and try not to arrange any appointments on this date. We will endeavour to return back to school by 3:15pm however please be aware that heavy traffic sometimes causes a delay which is out of our control. We will try to keep you informed of any such delays with a text message.

Visit Leader

Mrs Chard and Mrs McCreight


There will be a total of 15 adults on the visit. Adults will include school staff/school governors/parent helpers and students currently on placement in school.

Cost of the Visit

To help cover the cost of the visit we are asking for a parental contribution of £12.70. Payments can be made via the epayment system or by cash/cheque at the school office. Parental contributions are important because as a school we are unable to financially support all visits this financial year. The contribution goes towards the cost of transport (hire of coach and driver), entrance to the farm and activities undertaken. If we do not receive enough contributions towards the visit we may not be able to organise such experiences in the future. If you are unable to make this payment, then please contact Mrs Jenner in the school office on 0191 5250808 to discuss a payment plan or to see if you may be considered to apply for a school bursary. Payments may be made in instalments.

Aim of the Educational Visit

Children in the Reception class will visit Hall Hill Farm to reinforce the work they will be doing in school on the topic ‘Farm Life’. The visit will develop their understanding and knowledge of life on a farm and also the changes that take place in the Spring i.e. new life. Children will enjoy a tour of the farm and participate in a number of activities. They will have first-hand experience of looking after and feeding the farm animals and will hold animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits and chicks.     Children will enjoy a tractor ride and have the opportunity to play on the soft play.

Lunch Arrangement

All children will be provided with a school packed lunch under the Universal Free Infant School Meals Scheme. No packed lunches to be brought from home


Children should wear their own clothing with their school jumper. Clothing and footwear should be suitable for walking around the farm i.e. warm trousers, waterproof coat, hats and gloves (if cold) and wellington boots or old shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.