Using the picture cards
Teachers will find a wide variety of ways to use the picture cards according to their pupils' ages, abilities and specific interests. There are some hints and tips for teachers below.
Refers to page 7 in the booklet
Using picture set 1: Farming landscapes
- Children will use age appropriate vocabulary so younger pupils may opt for simple adjectives such as green and pretty whereas older children might select spacious and attractive
Try to introduce new vocabulary such as pasture, arable, managed, varied, verdant
- Some examples might include dry stone walls, buildings/shelters, tracks, hedges, crops, solar panels, wildflower margins
- Hedges, dry stone walls, tree belts, fences
If children have not experienced a country walk or they need their imaginations stimulating, there are many videos available on the internet e.g.
Better still, of course, if you can arrange to take them on a walk in a rural or semi-rural environment!
Refers to page 8 of the booklet
Using picture set two: Sheep farming
Use the poster 'A Year on the farm' and identify the activities that take place during the sheep farmer's year.
Download the poster here.
Using picture set three: Crop farming
How might climate change affect what is grown and where?
Teachers’ information - examples of weblinks on climate change and crops:
Climate change Exploring Fact sheet - learn more about changes in our climate and how these might impact on what we grow