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Farmer Bright and Farmer Glum

Farmers have lots of jobs to do at all times of the day. Look at the list of jobs I have included on the worksheet below and try to write a positive opinion about that job (from Mr Bright) and a negative opinion about that job (from Mr Glum.)

For example, If the job is getting up early to feed the animals - Mr Bright might say, "I love getting up before anyone else to enjoy the peace of the morning and to hear the beautiful birdsong." However, Mr Glum might say, " I hate getting up early in the morning, it's so cold and damp I would rather stay in my nice warm bed!"

Do you get the idea? Have a go yourself...

What can you see on the farm?

Write some descriptive sentences about the photographs using adjectives to describe and conjunctions to join your ideas. Maybe you could research what some of these features play in farm life. For example...

  • What is a windmill used for and how does it work?
  • Why is the farmer spreading manure on his fields and how does it help him?

Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce, and have better working conditions. Trade is 'unfair' when farmers receive very little money and have poor working conditions while the companies that sell their products make lots of money from them.


Have a go at reading more about Fair Trade in the comprehension below.

(There are lots of different ones - so just choose the one that's right for you!)

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip is a super story all about a farmer who has trouble with a very large vegetable!

 Watch the story video below and then try to write a summary of what happened...have fun!

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

  • Take a look at the 'farm word spellings' provided below and try to learn them throughout the week.

Maybe you could find someone to test you on them at the end of the week? Good luck!

  • Have a go at completing the rhyme and simile activities too. These should help you lots with your imaginative writing!

Here are some lovely books, you may have at home, to support this topic...

  • Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  • Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
  • Early Morning in the Barn by Nancy Tafuri
  • Charlotte's Web by EB White
  • The Little Red Hen - traditional tale