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.
Our topic for after half term will be focussed around farms and farming life.
We will be exploring all about farm animals and their babies. We will be learning to make predictions about stories and try out some farmyard rhymes. 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. We'll also design and make delicious flavoured breads to sell in our very own farm shop! We may even be getting some exciting visitors joining us. Please see below for a curriculum overview.
What can you do at home to support this topic?
Farms are fantastic! Why not explore your kitchen cupboards together and talk about where different foods come from? Do you have any local farm produce? You could also visit a local farm or petting zoo (when they reopen) and take pictures of each animal to share with the class. Alternatively, take toy tractors, spades and trowels outside to dig together in the mud. Add water to the soil for extra muddiness – don’t forget your wellies!