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- Put the wild animal flashcards/pictures up on the wall/board.
- Describe one of the animals and encourage the children to guess which one it is. Include colour, size (big/small), parts of the body and what they can do, eg, They’re green. They’ve got four legs, a big mouth with big teeth and a long tail. They can swim. (crocodiles)
Completing Wild Animals: Mammals, reptiles and birds Worksheet 1
- Put two or three flashcards on the board. Point to the pictures and encourage the children to write the name of the animal next to the picture.
- If the children don’t understand some of the words encourage them to askWhat does eagle mean?
- Drill the names of the new animals. Highlight the s for plural nouns.
- Ask the children to write the names of the animals in Activity 1.
Answers: a-tigers; b-crocodiles; c-eagles; d-gorillas; e-snakes; f-parrots
Mime the animal and guess / make the animal noise and guess.
- Put the pictures/flashcards of the wild animals on the board. Ask a child to choose an animal (Antonio: What animal do you like best?). Encourage the children to describe this animal.
- Introduce: have babies / lay eggs.
- Ask Do eagles lay eggs? Yes! Eagles lay eggs. Continue with the other animals, alternating between lay eggs and have babies. Tigers have babies. Crocodiles lay eggs. Eagles lay eggs. Gorillas have babies. Snakes lay eggs. Parrots lay eggs.
- Introduce: fur, feathers and scaly skin. Give examples: Parrots have got feathers. Tigers have got fur. Snakes have got scaly skin.
- Ask Have parrots got feathers? Yes! Parrots have got feathers. Have tigers got fur? etc.
- Activity 2 (Read and match). Read and match the first description (b-crocodiles) with the class. Tell the children to continue.
Answers: b; a; f; e; d; c
Write 3 or 4 more animals on the board and tell fast finishers to write a description of those animals following the examples in Activity 2 (eg lions, lizards, hens).