On your farm trip we can offer many enrichment activities that will bring your classroom topic to life. We can see strong links in particular with the farm environment and your KS1 and KS2 science curriculum. Your pupils will be able to explore and develop curiosity in a real life context!  We will work with you to help children develop their scientific understanding, and a good understanding of the natural world in an exciting and engaging way. 

Your Science Curriculum 2020-2021

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Seasons

Living Things

The Natural World

Weather

Year 1

Environment

Plants

Animal Kingdom

Weather

Year 2

Living Things

Plants

Animal Needs

Local Habitats 

Year 3

Animal homes

Plants

Year 4

Respecting the environment

Classification

Year 5

Life cycles

Plants and Pollination

Decay

Year 6

Classification

Field Studies 

If you are looking for farm visits that support specific longitudinal studies, below is a potential plan your school could follow taking the recurring topics 'Plants' and 'Animals' as a visual focus of progressive learning throughout KS1 and KS2.  You can book successive visits across year groups so that children build on knowledge from previous visits.

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Living things - animals baby animals

on the farm, handling and feeding spring lambs 

Year 1

Plants native flowering plants and trees, experience wild flower meadow

Year 2

Plants seeds and plants we eat - crops on                  the farm                                       

Year 3

Plants life cycle of crops, conditions       needed for growth - experience types of soils                               

Year 4

 

Classification of animals - including insect hunt and pond dipping                          

Year 5

Plants and Pollination -go on a life     cycle hunt,  observe agents of pollination and interactive talk with Beekeeper      

Year 6

Classification of animals  extending classification knowledge on kingdoms/ phylum/ class/ order/ genus/ species. Games classifying

all the animals in the paddock.