Children s Farmyard and Animal Nursery - Welcome to the Hahndorf

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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.
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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
 
Hahndorf Farm Barn Inquiry
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Draw a picture of your favourite farm animal.
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     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  ____________________________      
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.
Features of animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Cows – Use the words in the list to label the picture of the cow.
Where does it live? ________________________________________________
What does it eat? ___________________________________________________
neck teat legs hide hooves tail udder ears
Features of animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn Chickens – Use the words in the list to label the picture of the chicken.
Where does it live? ________________________________________________
What does it eat? ___________________________________________________
feathers comb wattle beak wing tail feet
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 sheeps 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 ______________.
 
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 … ___________________________________________________________________________
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 doesnt 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? ___________________________________________________________________________
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.
Emus – Life cycle
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)
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
From Farm to Supermarket – Farm Produce
Farmyard Fun Activities!
Reflection Exercise – Before and after
What I know about farms and farm animals after my excursion to the Hahndorf Farm Barn…
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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!