Spring lambs, woolly sheep and woven blankets
On a beautiful spring day last week, we enjoyed a lovely walk across the hill to Shaw Green Farm to see the newborn lambs. The children were full of questions and Jamie and Liz Smith ensured that we had a really fascinating morning. We learned about the arrival and care of the baby lambs and also found out many facts about the wildlife living on the hill.
On our return journey we collected lots of sheep’s wool in the meadow and back at school we did some research to find out how we could turn this into yarn. We washed the wool gently, carded it with hairbrushes and then had a go at using a drop spindle to spin it into yarn. Finally we wove yarn into our own mini woolly blankets .