More than 900 million cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry are reared in the UK each year for food production, along with many millions of farmed fish. Does your class know where their food comes from?
Introduce your young learns to the topic of farm animal welfare. Where our food comes from, the needs of farm animals and how we can be compassionate citizens and make ethical choices to help improve the welfare of animals reared for food.
Farming is a very interesting topic and encourages pupils to consider the needs of farm animals and explore the five welfare needs. These lessons include a wide range of activities such as labeling farm animals to identify their senses and creating egg boxes that demonstrate a free-range hen or a caged hen. Making learning fun whilst beginning to understand how we must meet the needs of farm animals.
A little eggs-tra space
Explore the differences between caged hens and free-range hens and the associated welfare issues.
Farm animal senses
Label the external parts of five animals farmed in the UK & consider how they use their senses.
Farm animals - All about eggs: production and labelling
Pupils will design packaging for eggs from different production methods.
Farm animals - What labelling and advertising tells us
Consider how you can help consumers make informed choices about farm animal products.
Farmer Duck's day off
Explore what a farmer needs to do to meet the needs of his animals. Based on story 'Farmer Duck'.