Teachers- Mrs Jo Icke and Mrs Abi Smart
Teaching assistant- Mrs Sheryl Edwards
This term's topic- is 'Do cows drink milk?'
Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o! Do cows drink milk? What are baby pigs called? It’s time to find out more about life on the farm and the animals that live there.
This term, we are hoping to organise a farm visit to take in the sights, sounds and smells. We’ll observe the different farm animals, crops and vehicles, and maybe even take a ride on a tractor!
In the classroom, we’ll monitor beans as they grow, noting how they change.
In our literacy lessons, we’ll make predictions about stories, try out some farmyard rhymes and read non-fiction texts about farm animals.
We’ll create songs about the farm to sing as we shake our homemade seed shakers in time.
In our mathematics lessons, we’ll use an animal ‘baa chart’ to estimate the number of popular farmyard animals, and we’ll use addition and subtraction to help Little Bo Beep count her sheep.
Outside once more, we’ll take it in turns to be sheepdogs, sheep and farmers. Can we herd all of our sheep into the pen?
Getting creative, we’ll use coloured play dough and clay to create farmyard scenarios, and ‘paint’ farm animals using graphics software. Then, we’ll design and make delicious flavoured breads to sell in our very own farm shop!
At the end of the project we’ll write funny farmyard stories and compile a letter to send to the farm we visited, explaining what we’ve learned.