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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Animals on the Farm

Level: KS1

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1. On the Farm

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Source: CDI, EDB
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use nouns to identify animals, e.g. pig.
  • Use simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. Cats catch mice.
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. There are apple trees.
  • Use nouns / noun phrases to refer to more than one object, e.g. There are apple trees.
  • Use adjectives to show quantities, e.g. There are three farmhouses.
  • Use adverbs to express addition, e.g. There are some ducks, hens and dogs, too.

Reading:

  • Predict the meaning of unfamiliar words by using picture cues
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
  • Identify main ideas from a text

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by putting words in a logical order to make meaningful sentences
  • Adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided

On the Farm

Brief Description:
A writing task about animals on the farm

User Tips:

  • Match the animals with the sound they make in Activity 1a.
  • Play a guessing game in Activity 1b.
  • Find out facts about animals and write about them in Activity 2.
  • Choose a dream farm and write about it in Activity 3.
  • Do the above activities in an interactive way on the CD-ROM.

2. The Farm Animals

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.magickeys.com
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of animals on the farm, e.g. horse, cow, pig
    • Verbs that describe what the animals do, e.g. lays eggs, makes milk
    • Sounds animals made, e.g. MOO, BAA, NEIGH
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. It makes milk

Listening

  • Recognise features of language such as onomatopoeia in simple spoken texts
  • Locate specific information, e.g. different kinds of animals on the farm

Reading:

  • Use phonological strategies to decode words, e.g. identify the onsets and rimes in words
  • Locate specific information e.g. find out what each animal does on the farm

http://www.magickeys.com/books/
farm/page1.html

Brief Description:
A talking story showing the special sounds made and the jobs done for us by animals on the farm

User Tips

  • Listen to the sounds of farm animals and guess what they are before listening to the story.
  • Listen to the story to identify the specific animals on the farm.
  • Read the story to find out what each animal does for us.
  • After the first reading, teacher can focus on the onomatopoeia and cut the words into onsets and rimes.

3. Ali Baba's Farm

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.angles365.com
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of animals on the farm, e.g. cows, sheep, pigs, ducks
    • Sounds animals made, e.g. MOO, BAA, OINK, QUACK
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. He has a little farm.

Listening

  • Recognise features of language such as onomatopoeia in simple spoken texts

Reading:

  • Use phonological strategies to decode words, e.g. identify the onsets and rimes in words

http://www.angles365.com/classroom/songsci04/fitxers/song01.swf

Brief Descriptions:
A song about animals on the farm

User Tips:

  • Listen to the song and arouse students' interests in the topic.
  • Draw students' attention to the sounds animals made and names of animals.
  • After listening, teachers can ask students to write more stanzas and sing along in class.

4. Picture Vocabulary Collection - Farm Animals

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Source: www.eflnet.com
Media: Image Audio 
Resources Types: Notes , Learning Software 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of animals on the farm, e.g. cow, lamb, horse, chick

Listening:

  • Working out the meaning of unknown words using contextual or pictorial clues

http://www.eflnet.com/vocab/dictionary/farmanimals1.php

Brief Description:
An audio picture list about animals on the farm

User Tips:

  • Click on the pictures to listen to the pronunciation of each word.
  • Click on the arrow to turn the page.
  • The vocabulary list can be used for self-learning.

5. Farm Animals

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Source: www.alphabet-soup.net
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of animals on the farm, e.g. cow, duck, horse, goat, pig
    • Sounds animals made, e.g. MOO, BAA, OINK, QUACK
    • Names of baby animals, e.g. chick, kitten, puppy

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/farm/farm.html

Brief Description:
A web-site with activities and teaching ideas about farm animals

User Tips:

  • Click on 'Listen to the Animal Sounds' to guess the animals by listening to their sounds.
  • Click on 'Animal Mothers and Their Babies Booklet' to learn the names of baby animals.
  • Browse 'www.enchanted
    learning.com/subjects/
    animals/Animalbabies.shtml'
    for names of baby animals.
  • Click on 'Animal Teaching Ideas' for more teaching suggestions.
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