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 Seasons button on the home page which will lead you through the farming year.
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 and Country Days, Wadebridge Showground
Farm and Country Discovery Days for Cornish Schools
This two-day event is held each year at the end of March. CFFG work closely with Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association to put on these food and farming discovery days for primary schools, with hands-on activities for 7-9 year olds covering all aspect of farming and food production in Cornwall. To learn more about this event click here. If you are interested in bringing a school party to the next event, please contact Emma Parkyn at the Royal Cornwall Show Office (01208 812183). The dates for the 2023 event are 22 and 23 March.
The following suggestions are for work on 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.
Poultry – DOWNLOAD PDF
Vintage Tractors – DOWNLOAD PDF
Caring for the countryside – DOWNLOAD PDF
The Countryside Code – DOWNLOAD PDF
Design a farm – DOWNLOAD PDF
How seeds grow into plants – DOWNLOAD PDF
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.
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.
Guide for teachers and farmers on organising farm visits. Information on all aspects, health and safety, activities, fact sheets and other resources.
Information and free resources on healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for 3yrs and up.
Information about sheep – the different breeds, the shepherd’s year, wool production.
LEAF Educational Resources
Free resources on environmentally friendly farming. Click here.