Writing Activities: Year 5


A lamb is a baby sheep. Usually, sheep are considered to be timid animals that graze in flocks. They have a woolly coat and separate stomach compartments that allow them to digest grass and other vegetation.

In this clip, we will see a very clever lamb named Elfie help her owner, Raymond, herd some cows that have broken out of their pen.


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Credit: BBC Two - This Farming Life

Literacy idea

Elfie is a pretty clever lamb – if she can help farmer Raymond round up the cows, who knows what else she can do?!

Write a story about the adventures of Elfie the lamb.

Make sure you include:

  • A gripping opening, introducing the characters and setting
  • A build-up of action
  • A problem that Elfie faces
  • A resolution to the problem
  • An ending that leaves your reader feeling satisfied

Remember to plan your story and use lots of vivid vocabulary.

Wider curriculum ideas

Using this information from onekindplanet.com*, complete the 3, 2, 1 activity:

3 facts about sheep that have surprised you

2 questions about sheep to which you’d like to find out the answers

1 favourite fact about sheep that you would like to share with your family or friends

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