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Agri Aware

11/01/2010

Agri Aware "Dig In" farming teaching modules

 

Agri aware is a useful website set up to promote and educate about farming in Ireland.

Their Dig In resources for primary schools are four teaching schemes around farming. They provide downloadable versions of the modular activity books on their website. The resources are pretty varied and worth a look if you're covering farming.

Each module has activities about different animals, healthy eating and aspects of farming - including some worksheets at the end of each one.

 

They are pitched at different levels - module 1 will be suitable for foundation stage and early KS1, some of module 2 will be suitable for KS1. Most of modules 3 and 4 may be too sophisticated in content for under 8s, but some may be useful. In all four modules the information given is clear and well illustrated and there are good, very accessible activity sheets at the back of each module.

The booklets cover cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, cereals, fruit and veg, as well as more basic things like soil maintenance, hedgerows and farm machinery. In each they talk about what products they provide, where they live, what they eat etc.

 

The activity sheets in modules 1 and 2 use colouring and small lettering and spelling answers, matching words to pictures (and matching picture to picture, drawing, mazes etc.

The downloadable versions of the Dig In booklets can be found by scrolling right to the bottom of this page.


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