Teaching cross-curricular is always exciting and if you are excited as a teacher then you know that the children will be too.
Last week in Science Years 1 and 2 received a letter from Mr Sanders, about the prospect of building a farm in the school grounds. Mrs Mitchell delivered it in person to the classroom mentioning that the postman had just delivered it. Within the letter, it explained that an ‘expert’ would visit the class so that they could ask questions about what the animals need to survive. The children were so thrilled to receive the letter and were looking forward to the visitor arriving.
Next minute, there was a knock at the door and ‘Farmer Jack’ arrived. They were very engaged and took it in turns to ask relevant questions to find out what the animals needed to live in the school grounds. They were also very impressed with ‘Farmer Jack’s flat cap and accent!
After, Farmer Jack left and went back to his farm, the children recorded what they had found out. They chose a farm animal, drew it and labelled all the things it needed to survive and produced some very impressive work.
In the next Literacy/Topic lesson the children will be writing a letter back to Mr Sanders with their ideas about the farm and possible designs.