Pre 5 - Farmyard Topic

The Pre5 children have been learning all about farmyards and the animals, including how to look after animals, feeding, cleaning, bedding etc.Unfortunately it was stretching our resources slightly to bring a cow into school although we did manage to bring in some more realistic sized animals:- Guinea pigs.The children were able to interact with the guinea pigs, see them eating, how they lived and learned how to look after them.Some of the benefits of bringing an animal into school are:-Observing and caring for an animal instils a sense of responsibility and respect for life.An animal brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans.Children learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.Children will see directly how their behaviour and actions affect others.