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1 Childrenʼs Farmyard and Animal Nursery Teacher Resource Pack

2 Curriculum linked worksheets and activities SACSA Band: Early Years Learning Area: Science Strand: Life systems Key Idea Children investigate the features and behaviours of plants and animals through direct and virtual experience. They explain, and share with others, their understandings of the connections between living things, and between themselves and their natural environments. Outcome Investigates the features and needs of living things, and demonstrates an understanding of their interdependence with each other and the physical world.

3 Contents Hahndorf Farm Barn Inquiry SACSA Learning Area: Science Strand: Life systems Living and non-living things Features of the animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Cows Chickens Sheep Features and functions of animals on the Farm Kangaroos Emus Caring for animals at the Farm Shelter Who lives here and what is my home made of? Farm produce and resources From paddock to supermarket Farmyard Fun Activities Play Farm colour and cut animals and shelter Animal Puzzle Maze Hahndorf Farm Barn Reflection

4 Hahndorf Farm Barn Inquiry Make a list of all the animals you might see at the farm. Draw a picture of your favourite farm animal. What do you want to investigate at the farm? Write down 3 things you would like to know. Find a word to do with farm animals for each letter of the alphabet. a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

5 Living and non-living things at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Label these living and non-living things. Circle the pictures of living things above. Put a cross next to the non-living things.

6 Features of animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Cows Use the words in the list to label the picture of the cow. neck legs hooves udder teat hide tail ears Where does it live? What does it eat? What else does it need? What does it give people?

7 Features of animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Chickens Use the words in the list to label the picture of the chicken. feathers wattle wing comb beak tail feet Where does it live? What does it eat? What else does it need? What does it give people?

8 Features of animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Sheep what can you tell us about this animal? 1. A sheep has a thick coat of wool called a. 2. Sheep make a sound. 3. Baby sheep are called. 4. An adult female sheep is called a. 5. An adult male sheep is called a. 6. A group of sheep is called a. 7. When they are little, lambs drink. 8. When they are older, sheep eat. 9. Sheep have feet. 10. Cutting off a sheepʼs woolly coat is called. What am I? I am a farm animal I eat snails and slugs I have webbed feet I like to swim in the pond I lay eggs I am a. What am I? I am a farm animal I eat meat and chew on bones I have four legs I am a mammal I help the farmer round up the sheep I am a.

9 Features and functions of animals on the farm Kangaroos There are many types of kangaroos. At the Hahndorf Farm Barn, we have red and grey kangaroos these are those most common types of kangaroos. Kangaroos have a strong tail that they use for balance and powerful back legs to help them move quickly across the ground and jump long distances. Female kangaroos have a pouch where they raise their babies until they can move around by themselves. A baby kangaroo is called a Joey. The joey can spend up to six months growing in the pouch and only leaves for a short time and jumps back in when there is danger. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. The mob can often be found together and they move around the farm looking for food, water and shelter when it is hot, cold or raining. Kangaroos like to eat grass and plants. What is the function of a kangaroo s tail? What is the function of a kangaroo s powerful back legs? What is the function of a kangaroo s pouch? Living things, such as kangaroos, depend on each other and their environment. What is a group of kangaroos called? Kangaroos depend on their environment for

10 Features and functions of animals on the farm Emus The emu is the largest bird found in Australia. It is a flightless bird. This means it has wings but cannot fly. This is because its wings are too small. The emu has long legs which means it can run very fast to escape from danger. The emu has brown feathers that cover its body like a mop. The emu has a long neck but it doesnʼt have feathers on it. Baby emus have light brown and white stripes on their body that turn brown as they grow. Emus have their babies in the winter months. A nest of twigs and leaves is built on the ground. The female emu lays her eggs in the nest as many as 20 at one time. The male emu then sits on the eggs to keep them warm for eight weeks. Emus are found all over Australia, They need to have a good supply of water to live so there are not too many emus in the desert. They eat flowers, fruit, insects and grasses. List the main features of: a) an adult emu b) a baby emu Why aren t there many emus in the desert? Complete the key phrases from the story? the emu is a bird. the emu fast to escape. they eat flowers,, and grasses. Living things, such as emus, depend on each other and their environment. What do emus depend on each other for? the emu lays eggs. the emu sits on the eggs to keep them warm. Why do you think emus have their babies in winter?

11 Emus - Cut out the emu egg pieces below. Glue them in order onto the next page to show the life cycle of an emu. Draw a picture for each sentence.

12 Emus Life cycle

13 Caring for animals on the Farm Choose and animal in the barn Name: Draw your animal here Would this animal make a good pet? Yes or no. Why? Write or draw all the things you would need to look after this animal. Caring for animals is a big responsibility. Do you own a pet at home? Write or draw one thing you do to look after this animal. (children who answered no can predict what they may need to do)

14 Shelter Who lives here? And what is my home made of? 1) Draw a line from the shelter to the picture of who lives there. From the list below, write what each shelter is made out of. Branches & leaves Reeds & water Wood Twigs & sticks

15 From Farm to Supermarket Farm Produce

16 Farmyard Fun Activities!

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20 Reflection Exercise Before and after What I know about farms and farm animals after my excursion to the Hahndorf Farm Barn Draw your favourite Hahndorf Farm Barn animal here Thank you for coming to visit our Farm and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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