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Farming Literacy KS2

Discussion in 'Primary' started by marlin, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    You could write Kennings about some of the farm animals - or even the farmer himself.
    You could do poems using the five senses for the farmyard - or an idyllic farmland scene - perhaps both as a contrast.
    Use colours in poetry to describe a harvest scene.
    Personification of the weather through the seasons and its effect on the life of the farmer or the land.
    There are some farming poems here from the Scottish Poetry Library - one or two may be useful:
    http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/tags/farming
    Nice idea in the resources on this site for role playing - KS2 Lesson 1:
    http://www.myfarmfood.co.uk/manchester/teaching_resources/rearing/
    (You might find some of the others resources useful on this site)
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Also,
    You could look at paintings to inspire poetry. I've looked, for example at the National Gallery's Take One Picture resources - you could use the teacher notes (top right menu box) for ideas for either these paintings or with another painting that you thought showed a better scene - these two are really countryside rather than farming explicitly. There's this Rubens picture and then click on the righthand menu for Constable's Haywain.
    http://www.takeonepicture.org/picture/previous_rubens.html
    In the literacy section in Across the Curriculum of the general resources - left menu - there are some poems called Recipe for Venice and Recipe for Swansea. You could take this idea and do Recipe for a Farm and contrast it with Recipe for a City.

    There are some farm animal paintings that might provide suitable inspiration here - but you may find others of your own:
    http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/search/?cb_ipp=15&cb_mus_only=Museum&q=painting&cb_submit=Search&fq%5Bdc.subject%5D%5B%5D=Farm%20animals
     
  3. I love these ideas especially the recipe for a farm ideas. Thank you, these are fab.

    Animal kennings would work well because we made cow pop art pictures so it could also make a lovely display board. Fab.. I really appreciate this. If you need any help contact little unexperienced NQT me. :)
     

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