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Teachers' info

This 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.

Using this website

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 season’s sector there are specified areas for Foundation Stage, Keystage 1 and Keystage 2. These areas are sub-divided into sections entitled In the Farmyard, In the Field and In the Kitchen.

For each section there are three boxes covering different topics of interest in farming and food production at that time of year.

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.

Farm & Country 2015

We hope the children enjoyed their day at the Farm & Country event and will find some useful follow-up information on this website.

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.

Vintage Tractors
Caring for the countryside
The Countryside Code
Design a farm
How seeds grow into plants

Resource Bank

Countryside Learning
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 for schools.

FACE (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 visits.

Farms for Schools
Guide for teachers and farmers on organising farm visits. Information on all aspects, health and safety, activities, fact sheets and other resources.

Food 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.

British Wool Board Education Fact Sheets
Information about sheep – the different breeds, the shepherd’s year, wool production.

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