Weekly Activities 4.5.20
Welcome to this week’s activities which are all about farm animals.
I hope you enjoyed reading and retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs last week. This week we can learn some facts about real pigs and other animals that live on farms in England as well as in other countries.
How many different farm animals can you think of before you start? You might want to sing 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm' to help you. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-old-macdonald-had-a-farm/zn9vhbk
Activity 1: Learn some new words such the names of daddy/male, mummy/female and baby animals, and the name used for a group of each type of animal.
You could have a quiz to see how many of these new names you have learnt.
Activity 2: Watch and talk about farm animals using any of these webcam links.
Here are some words you might need to name what you can see on the farm animals and birds; fur, hair, feathers, tail, hooves, beaks, wings, whiskers, snout, udder, trotters, claws, horns, ears.
Here are some describing words you could use: soft, hard, curved, straight, wavy, long, short, tall, different shades of colour, smooth, rough, wrinkly, bumpy, pointy, noisy, quiet, curly.
How do the animals move?
Which animals have something the same/similar about them?
Which animals are different? What is different about them?
Watch cows, goats, sheep, alpacas and other animals in New York.
A link to farm webcams around the world. https://www.mangolinkcam.com/webcams/farmyards/farmyards.html
Live from Romshed Farm in Kent. https://www.countrytrust.org.uk/webcam
Activity 3 Draw and write about a farm animal.
Draw your chosen farm animal. You may want to pause the films above so you can add all the details and make sure it has all the correct body parts.
For your writing you could:
- Write the parts of the animal and use arrows to show where they are on the animal you have drawn.
- Write a question about the animal that you would like to answer. Your adults could help you look in books or on the internet to find the answer. Remember to start your question with a question word; What, Why, How, When, Where, Which and use a ? at the end.
- Write some facts about the animal using sentences.
Remember to say your sentence or question first before you write so you know what order the words come in.
Start a sentence or question with a capital letter.
Sound out the words you need to write and write the letters in order.
Leave a space after each word.
Use a full stop . or a question mark ? at the end.
Can you read your labels, question or sentence to someone?
Here are some other activities you might like.
Listening to farm animal names and their sounds.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HgTgpqtwns
Design your own farm! Draw a map and add all the homes for the animals who you want to live there. Where will the tractor park? Will there be a pond? Who will live in the farmhouse?
You could design and build an animal home from junk materials.
Make a list or draw what an animal needs to be able to live a healthy life.
Use the powerpoint below to play a guessing game 'Who am I?'
Listen to some stories set on farms.
What the Ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E72TZy0LNo
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E72TZy0LNo
There are also other activities attached below which your child might like to do.