Life Cycles on the Farm

Explore and sequence a simple life cycle

Years: 1, 2

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 5

Subject: Science


Resource Overview

Spring has sprung on the farm. Take a tour on Upper Walton Farm during lambing season and find out all about the life cycles of some of the animals on the farm. Use the life cycles cards to think about how it all fits together and test your baby animal knowledge with the Baby Baby Baby quiz.

A supporting video can be found at http://www.nfuonline.com/schools

Thank you to NFU for allowing us to share this resource.


Resource Assets

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Life Cycles on the Farm Lesson Plan

Students will be able to explain and order a simple life cycle and recognise that the same animal can have several different names dependant on its age and gender.

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Life Cycle on the Farm Cards

Children select one animal and arrange the life cycle into the correct order. They can then explain their chosen life cycle to the other children in their group. The children can then stick their life cycle into an exercise book or use paper plates to create a life cycles display in the classroom.

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Baby Baby Baby Quiz

Play the Baby? Baby? Baby? Quiz with the class/group. Challenge the class to think of any more examples they can think of when thinking about animals and their offspring.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
    • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
      • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
        • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
          • Ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
          • Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
    • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food