The Eagley animals are an important part of our school life and provide our children with a valuable learning experience. Under the direct supervision of Mrs Richardson our children are encouraged to take a shared responsibility for the care of the animals. They learn to nurture and respect life. The animals frequently appear in our curriculum and their presence supports us in delivering activities which motivate, excite and enthuse our children.
School has implemented measures to ensure our animals are well cared for. This information is available from school on request.
The sheep are called Catlemilk Moorits. The Castlemilk Moorit is a rare breed of domestic sheep originating in Dumfriesshire in Scotland. Created as a decorative breed in the 1900s to adorn the parkland of Sir John Buchanan Jardine's estate, it is a mixture of several primitive types: Manx Loaghtan, Shetland and wild Mouflon. Our two ewes are called Tempe and Peoria, this year (2019) they gave birth to their first lambs, a female called Molly and a male called Josh.
Our sheep help in lessons with measuring, animal categories, life cycles, the importance of preserving rare breed animals, people who help us, farm animals etc....
Each year the sheep are sheared, the fleece is then used in school to allow the children to try spinning and felt making.
Chewy is our Miniature Shetland Pony. She is 67cm high and loves lots of attention. She was born in April 2017 and has lived here from being 7 months old.
Chewy comes into class to listen to stories, she helps with Measuring, positional language, mammals, farm animals, people who help us and is great with nurturing.