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Stories

Here are some other easily available similar stories that can be used as a stimulus for some fun numeracy work and discussion around the themes of the programme.

  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell. Walker Books, ISBN 978-0744536607
  • The Enormous Turnip by Ian Beck. OUP Oxford, ISBN 978-0192791504
  • Billy’s Sunflower by Nicola Moon and Karin Littlewood. Scholastic Little Hippo, ISBN  978-0590195782
  • Chicken Licken by M Ross. Ladybird, ISBN 978-0721497358
  • The Hen and the Fox by M Ross. Ladybird, ISBN 978-0721497419
  • The Ginger Bread Man. Ladybird, ISBN 978-1846469800
  • Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. Walker books, ISBN 978-0744536348

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Farming

Animation of different methods of seed dispersal that has a bird that poos!!!


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Games and activities

Great online games and recipes that older children could use to practice maths concepts and revise bread making processes
 
Link 1
– This is a shape matching game that you could use to talk about shape names and colours.

Link 2 – This is also a matching game but with farmyard animals the pictures are realistic but there are perhaps a little too many choices for younger children to remember.

Link 3 – Here is another silly game. A chicken lays eggs and moves along the perch you have to move the box underneath and catch the falling eggs simple!

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Other resources

We love this really interactive site. There is little text or instruction. Just move and click your mouse to explore and discover amazing things.

Come Outside is a BBC educational children’s television series that ran from 23 September 1993 to 18 March 1997 and continues to be repeated on CBeebies. Starring Lynda Baron this episode follows Auntie Mabel and Pippin as they discover how bread is made, from harvesting wheat in the field to baking bread in the oven.

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