# PSRN Farm animals

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by munchkinamy, Jun 5, 2011.

1. ### munchkinamy

I've ran out of insipration...what teacher lead activities has anyone done for this?
Any area of PSRN is fine, I think my mind has gone blank with the prospect of term starting again tomorrow and this is the last thing I need.
For a FS class starting in Y1 in september.
Any ideas would be very very much appreciated.

2. ### InkyPStar commenter

Count a set of cows/ sheep etc. and split them between 2 fields on farm layout how many in each field.

3. ### munchkinamy

Thank you for the idea
What do you think about having a field/pond set up and a set of animals/ducks and then getting the children to roll a dice to decide how many animals they need to add to the field/pond? They could then roll two dice and add them together to put the right amount in.
Could also have their field/pond to stick on the right number, either as a sum or just the right amount depending on ability.

4. ### thumbshrew

It's a very muddy farm and the farmer wants some boots for his animals - these are the animals he has, how many boots are needed, how could we record it? Follow up focus group- differentiate activity - socks needed? Hats needed? Different numbers of animals etc. Different expectations of recording.

5. ### lisalegend

Linked to the last poster's comment...counting in 2s, orally and then counting how many feet / wellies etc.
Data handling activities - sheep/pigs/cows in a field, how could we find out which there is most of? - count them and produce a simple pictogram or block chart. You could either use plastic animals in a large 'field' (green material) on the carpet, or draw them on the whiteboard.
Sorting activities - how could we sort this set of animals? E.g. all the cows / sheep together, or all the black animals and all the brown animals. Can you think of any other ways to sort them. Depending on ability, maybe introduce a very simple Venn diagram?
Addition and subtraction problems - e.g. the farmer wants to take 2 of each animal, how many altogether? How many will be left in the field?
Hope this helps, will try to think of some more.