- Write half past seven, two o’clock, half past eight, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the board in random order. Get the children to match the times with the meals, eg I have breakfast at half past seven.
- Tell the children what you eat for each meal, eg I eat cereal and fruit for breakfast. I eat meat and vegetables for lunch and I eat fish for dinner. Encourage them to talk about their meals using the structure I eat (cereal) for (breakfast).
Completing Wild Animals: Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores Worksheet
- Prompt the children’s interest by showing them some pictures of animals. Ask them Do (tigers) eat (zebras)? Yes, tigers eat zebras! What do elephants eat? Continue with different animals. Introduce grass and plants and meat.
- Once they have a clear idea of what different animals eat, draw three columns on the board with the headings meat, grass and plants. Call out some animals and encourage the children to tell you which group they belong to. Make complete sentences, eg Elephants. (Grass and plants.) Yes, elephants eat grass and plants. Write elephants in the second column.
- Continue with some more animals of each type. Once you have the three groups of animals, write carnivores, herbivores and omnivores on the board. Elicit what the three groups eat, eg Carnivores eat … meat. Herbivores eat … grass and plants. Omnivores eat … grass and plants AND meat!
- Elicit the names of animals in each group and write their names in the correct column, eg
- Check understanding: encourage the children to finish your sentences, eg, Elephants eat … grass and plants. Elephants are … herbivores. Tigers eat … meat. Tigers are … carnivores. Bears eat … grass and plants and meat. Bears are … omnivores. Most fish are … omnivores too.
- Ask the children to do Activity 1 on the worksheet.
Answers: a-meat; b-grass and plants / 1-meat; 2-grass and plants; 3-grass and plants and meat
- Make sure the children understand the difference between the three groups of animals by asking them questions, eg Carnivores? What do they eat? Meat! Herbivores? What do they eat? Grass and plants! Are tigers herbivores? No.
- Ask the children to do Activity 2 on the worksheet.
Answer key: 1-herbivores; 2-carnivores; 3-omnivores
- Put some pictures from Activity 3 on the board, eg sheep. Ask Do sheep have babies or do they lay eggs? Babies! Say Sheep have babies! Ask the children to repeat. Continue with Have they got scaly skin, hair or feathers? Elicit Sheep have got hair. Are they mammals, reptiles, amphibians, reptiles or fish? Mammals! Sheep are mammals. Do they eat meat, grass and plants or meat, grass and plants? Grass and plants! Sheep eat grass and plants. Are sheep carnivores, herbivores or omnivores? Herbivores! Sheep are herbivores. Continue with other animals.
- Ask the children to do Activity 3 on the worksheet.
- Then get them to draw two more animals and tick the right boxes.
Extra activities/Fast finishers
1 The children can use the information in the table to write sentences about the different animals in their notebooks. 2 Elicit sentences from Activity 3. Demonstrate the activity with one child in front of the class, eg choose one of the animals in Activity 3 (tigers) and say They have babies, they’ve got fur, they are mammals, they eat meat, they are carnivores. Which animal is it? Elicit Tigers! The children can then do the activity in small groups.