section will aim to provide teachers with planning tools
for units of work, links for more in depth knowledge of
topics, lesson ideas and additional activities.
Farming and food production can feature in all areas of the
curriculum from literacy and numeracy to art and dance, and
from the early years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2 and beyond.
Building this resource is an ongoing project and our aim is
to develop it to encompass all subjects eventually.
Meanwhile, if you have any queries, comments or request for
information on areas not yet covered, please contact us via
the link on this website and we will try to help.
The key to this website is the seasonal dial on the home page
which will lead you through the farming year, season by season.
Within each seasons sector there are specified areas
Stage, Keystage 1 and Keystage 2. These areas
are sub-divided into sections entitled In the Farmyard, In
the Field and In the Kitchen.
each section there are three boxes covering different topics
of interest in farming and food production at that time of
For example: Spring, Keystage 1, in the farmyard, box 1 is
all about lambs.
A related activity or game accompanies each box. For some
Foundation Stage topics an audio feature is also provided.
& Country 2015
We hope the children enjoyed their day at the Farm & Country
event and will find some useful follow-up information on this
The following suggestions are for follow-up work related to
topics covered by the event. In addition, the Food Stories
feature on this website includes items on apple juice, ice
cream and clotted cream making.
for the countryside
seeds grow into plants
A registered charity set up to educate, inform
and inspire children, parents and teachers, so that they can
enjoy and appreciate the countryside while having a greater
understanding of the wide range of issues surrounding it.
Classroom resources, information on organising farm visits
(Farming and Countryside Education)
A registered charity which aims to educate
children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable
countryside. Promotes farm visits and provides easy access
to a wide range of high-quality educational resources and
activities to complement both school-based studies and outdoor
Guide for teachers and farmers on organising
farm visits. Information on all aspects, health and safety,
activities, fact sheets and other resources.
a Fact of Life
Information and free resources on healthy eating,
cooking, food and farming for 3yrs and up.
The Grain Chain
How cereals are grown, harvested and processed
before they reach the plate. Information, lesson plans, activity
sheets and support materials.
Wool Board Education Fact Sheets
Information about sheep the different breeds, the shepherds
year, wool production.