Needs of sheep

All living things have basic needs that must be met in order to survive – food, water, shelter and air.

The focus of this lesson is to encourage students to adapt their knowledge of what they have learned so far about the needs of animals, plants and consider how the needs of animals on farms are met.

Students will learn about the needs of farm animals by investigating a sheep property and apply what they have learned by creating a paddock suitable for holding a mob (flock) of sheep.

During this lesson students will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect upon what they already know about the needs of plants and animals
  • recognise the needs of living things in a range of situations
  • use drawings to represent observations and ideas and discuss their representations with others.

NOTE: This lesson contains an optional extension activity:

  • consider asking a local sheep producer to come and talk to the class about how they look after their sheep to ensure they stay healthy. You might like to organise an excursion to a local wool-producing property.