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   May 12

And Relax! Year 6 celebrate the end of SATs.

Thursday, 12th May – an important day in Year 6 – the last and biggest breakfast of them all! (Well, we needed to eat all the food up!) Eggy bread, bacon baps, hot dogs, cocoa pops, toast and juice – delicious! There was the slight matter of taking the final Maths Paper after that too, […]

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   May 10

3 down, 3 to go – we’re half way through SATs!

The smell of cooked breakfast wafting down the corridor, calming music drifting out of the classroom, ice-lollies and treats  (oh – and a few little tests to do!): why, it must be SATs week at TPS! Year 6 have made a brilliant start to their SATs this week, approaching each test with calmness and maturity. […]

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   Feb 11

What a lovely final day!

Today dawned clear and bright – all three groups went out on time for their early morning tasks at 7.30 on the dot. After breakfast, group 1 were down with the pigs while the other two groups did donkeys and ponies or gardening. It was group 1’s first encounter with the pigs and it was […]

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   Feb 10

Working Wednesday …

We have had a lovely day today, both with weather and with the things we have done. Usual jobs were carried out with good humour and lots of hard work. Group 3 were on cooking skills today; here is a line-up of children making delicious home grown vegetable soup! They also made excellent bread plaits. […]

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   Feb 10

It’s a Lovely Day

Today has been a much better day and we have been able to get on with our tasks without getting soaked – for a change!  The boot room is DRY! We have fed the pigs (nine beautiful Large Black Piglets), been to Bridgetown to feed cows and sheep, walked to Parsonage to feed calves (and […]

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   Feb 08

Storm Day at Nethercott.

Storm Imogen brought some mixed fortune to Nethercott; This morning we found that a fox had got in to the Light Sussex poultry and several hens were taken. Later Storm Imogen hit us and the power went out – just as lunch was being cooked! It came back in time for our Spag Bol, so […]

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   Feb 07

Wonderful weather…

Devon weather is wonderful!! Wind, rain, hail… All at once! The animals and farm tasks still get done, as a farmer’s job carries on whatever the weather. Sunday walk was more like a wade… Mrs Walton ended up giving Tristan a piggy back across a HUGE puddle.  Finally, here’s a picture from Katie to wish […]

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   Feb 04

2016 Nethercott – ready for off!

Year 6 are ready to  venture  off to the wilds of Devon for the next eight days, living and working like farmers, enjoying fresh home-cooked food and oodles of fresh country air! It’s Nethercott time again! We all look forward to writing our letters home at the weekend so Mums & Dads will be able to […]

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   Mar 05

Up Close and Personal

Now we have packed our clothes bags (lots of grubby washing coming home with us!!) and our welly bags (all clean and disinfected!), we thought you might like a random sample of some of the close encounters we have enjoyed this week. There will be a dvd/cd of all the 400+ photos we have taken, with […]

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   Mar 05

We Can Feed Anything!

We can’t believe another Nethercott visit is coming to an end! We are tired, but happy and proud of the things we have achieved. We have become experts on feedstuffs like colostrum, crushed barley, sheep pellets, cow cake, lamb formula, maize, layers’ pellets and many more! We have fed and watered ewes, rams, lambs, calves, cows (and Boris the bull), chicken, pigs, […]

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