Reception children at William Leech Primary went to visit Farmer Thompson at Broxfield Farm near Alnwick who showed them the wheat and weeds growing on his farm. He explained that the roots drink the water from rain and the green leaves soak up sunshine. He doesn’t use weed killers, so they helped him by picking some weeds and made a bunch!
Farmer Thompson explained when the wheat is grown up, it gets cut and you can rub the ear at the top to get the grains out. He blew the chaff away and taught the children how to grind the grains into flour. They all had a turn. He explained that flour is used in bread and they pretended to eat a slice of toast, which was naturally delicious!