The lambs have been with us for a few weeks now and are growing fast. The children enjoy visiting them and wait patiently by the fence for the lambs to come close so that they can stroke them. The lamb with Wry neck is doing well and enjoys climbing on the log and block just like the others.
THEY ARE BACK!!
Finally after lockdown we have some woolly visitors at school! The children are very excited about seeing them. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Lewis for loaning us five lambs for a few weeks. The children will be able to go and see them during the school day and as they walk up and down the corridor near the office. The children may come home and say one of the lambs has a funny neck. This is because the lamb has a disability, something called wry (rye) neck. It is thought that as the lambs were developing in the womb, the other lamb may have been taking up most of the space causing this lamb to lay in an awkward position. Because of her disability this lamb just needs a bit more TLC.
Let me introduce Eric and Margo, The Dog Mentors. They are both Miniature Schnauzers, Eric is nearly six years old and Margo has just turned one. I have owned them both since they were eight weeks old.
In November Eric and Margo were assessed by Jenny Duckworth, founder of The Dog Mentor Programme as to their suitability to be Dog Mentors.
The Dog Mentor Programme has built upon the benefits of the human-animal bond by providing children positive experiences with dogs that can help them educationally, developmentally, emotionally and socially.
When Eric is in school, he is generally in the same classroom as me (Mrs Cockill) as he is very much a 'mummy's boy' .
In his role as The Dog Mentor, he has been supporting a child gain confidence with his reading. Another child that has been supported by Eric has been working on his emotional wellbeing.
Margo, however is gaining confidence when in school and she has recently been spending some time in year 2. She is beginning to venture out of her crate to walk around the classroom and meet the children, this however depends on the children remaining calm.
Hopefully in the future as Margo gains confidence she will spend time in the different classes.
The Rabbits – Boris and Emily
We have two rabbits in school, Boris is dark grey with brown edges on his ears, he is a Netherland Dwarf and Emily is a grey Netherland Dwarf x Lionhead female.
The Guinea Pig – Onion
We have one guinea pig that lives at school during the week days. He has short hair, which is white with a sandy patch of hair in his face.
We have 6 chickens, one Brahma bantam and five Pekin bantams. Ginny is a bantam I rescued when at a previous school and is approximately 8/9years old. The Pekins are Jammie (lilac/grey) Polly (new addition) (black), Custard and Cream (Milliefleur) and Bennie (new addition is white).
If you would like to contact Mrs Cockill regarding any help you can offer with the chickens, please use the form below.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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