Lambing season brought to life for primary pupils

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The UK lambing season is being brought to life via a series of online videos and resources aimed at children aged four to 11.

Charity LEAF Education has launched the online project which will share a weekly lambing video with children, sent directly from a farm in Yorkshire.

The initiative is tailored to the EYFS, key stage 1 and 2 and the pre-recorded video will cover parts of the science curriculum.

Content will include how farmers prepare for lambing including scanning, what happens during the birth of a lamb, how farmers care for young animals, how farmers look after sheep, including herding and feeding, and why farmers keep sheep, including what wool is used for and how it is sheared.

The EYFS and key stage 1 videos will focus more on science, including comparing sheep and lambs to other birds and mammals (i.e. how they eat, live and survive).

The key stage 2 videos will look to describe the differences between the life cycles of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, including diet and teeth.

The videos will be supported with other pre-recorded materials showing what happened to the sheep earlier in the year, as well as how looking after lambs compares to other animals, such as calves.

Carl Edwards from LEAF Education, said: “We know that the more children know about their food, where it comes from and why farming matters, the more likely they are to be able to make more informed and healthier food choices in later life.”

  • To sign up for lambing videos click here or to view the promotion video click here.

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