Our Farm 2 (LPN)
Teaching targets (varies based on level)
Nouns: horse, frog, farmer, duck, pig, potato, lettuce, tomato, carrot, parsnip, onion, radish
(Possessive Pronouns) my, your, her, his, its, our, your, their
Questions: What are you growing on your farm?
Sentences: I am growing _____.
1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes
Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases
3. Story: The farmer's vegetables / 10 minutes
With these two lessons, we are focusing on learning vegetables that are grown in farms such as carrots, parsnips, tomatoes. This book focuses on enhancing the vocabulary for vegetables. It is also important to focus on the verb 'grow' from time to time. After having read the story, ask questions like - What does the farmer grow first? What does 'he' grow after that? Make sure the STs have listened to story attentively to remember the sequence.
Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the STs to see all the details in the pictures.
4. Game / 15 minutes
Having read through the story, introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced.
Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word retention.
With the flash cards, demonstrate the farm animals and ask the students what they are? Ones who answer correctly get a chance to put the next FC up and ask the same question - ' What is this?'. Hold up the FCs one by one and ask the STs questions
For younger students, stick on the wall some flash cards while keep some hidden with you. Encourage them remember the names not put up. You could also reinforce animal sounds during this activity. Ex - I am a farm animal and I say Moo/Oink and so on.
For older groups, drill down to aim at the target language by asking questions like - Is lion a farm animal? Yes/No. Is Pig a farm animal ? Yes/No
5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time. This song is long, so pick and choose which parts you want to sing. Change the song to - And on the farm he had some carrots.....
6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes
The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each ST individually. Encourage each ST to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
Initiation HO: can be used for colouring as you interact with each ST individually or, for olders, explain and request that they follow the instructions for the exercise.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
Briefly, have STs recall the vocabulary they just learned.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
Carnet de Voyage
The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.