Together we’ll learn:
- How sheep are cared for during different stages of their lives
- How champion sheepdog handler, Erin, and her dog, Theo, round up the sheep
- How and why farmers shear sheep
- How sheep are perfectly suited to living in the Welsh hills
- How a very rare occurrence happened on Erin’s farm this year…
Your pupils will have front row seats to watch Erin’s lambing diaries, help her with rounding up the sheep and witness a live shearing!
This lesson is designed for Key Stage 2/ Progression Step 3
Date: Wednesday 21st June
Time: 11:00am – 11:45am (inc 10 minute Q&A)
To explore relationships between living things, their habitats and their life cycles.
To describe the features of organisms and recognise how they allow them to live, grow and survive in their environment.
Before the lesson:
Download the investigation activities to explore the properties of wool.
Prepare your students to take part in the live lesson by asking them to think about questions they would like to ask our expert speakers. You can even record and submit them for a chance to feature in the lesson, more on that below.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty more opportunities to submit questions during the lesson too.
During the lesson:
Download and complete our trivia trail. Don’t forget that you can interact with the lesson, answer all the questions we ask you and submit your own questions to our experts by using the Slido box at the top of the page.
After the lesson:
Download and complete the lifecycles comparison activity to extend the learning from the lesson.
Don’t forget to share your photos with us. Tag @NFUEducation and @NFUCymru/@NFUCymru_Wales on Twitter and Instagram!
Download these Science and Technology learning activities to complete before, during and after the lesson.
Farms are such wonderful places to visit and grow up. We can learn about science, animals, where food comes from and so much more. But it‛s important to remember that a farm is also a workplace and can be dangerous. Children must never go on farm unless fully supervised by an adult at all times who is not engaged in any work activity.
Links to the Curriculum for Wales:
Science and Technology area of learning and experience: The world around us is full of living things which depend on each other for survival.
Progression Step 2: I can explore relationships between living things, their habitats and their life cycles.
Progression step 3: I can describe the features of organisms and recognise how they allow them to live, grow and reproduce for survival in their environment.
Ask a STAR Question!
Your pupils can be in the lesson, all you have to do is record them asking a question (mobile or ipad recordings) and share them to social media using the details below, for a chance to have them answered LIVE by an expert!
You can upload your video entries to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Make sure to tag @NFUEducation and @NFUCymru/@NFUCymru_Wales and use the hashtag #lambdiaries to be in with a chance.
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