Teachers

Here you will find all the resources to provide inspiration and ideas for both on-farm and in-class activities. Browse the resources or choose a category from the menu.

3D farm cut-outs

Templates to create 3D models of farm animals, fruit and a tractor. Read more...

Applied science in agriculture


Examples of the many ways that agriculture makes use of applied science. Read more...

Children's activities on farm open days

Involving children in hands-on learning. Read more...

Christmas rural crafts

How to make seasonal decorations from natural materials using a variety of rural crafts Read more...

Controlling infection on farms

A set of materials about infection control on farms, developed in response to the recommendations of the Griffin Report into the 2009 outbreak of E.coli 1057 on an open farm.  It includes information sheets and children\'s activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing. Read more...

Dairy Farm Visit: during visit activities

Six activites for KS1 and KS2 that can be used during a farm visit. Some are tailored to dairy farming, but could be adapted to other types of farm. Curriculum links are summarised at the end. Read more...

Dairy Farm Visit: post-visit activities

Five activites for KS1 and KS2 that can be used during a farm visit. Some are tailored to dairy farming, but could be adapted to other types of farm. Read more...

Dairy Farm Visits: pre-visit activities

Six activites for KS1 and KS2 that can be used in preparation for a farm visit. Some are tailored to dairy farming, but could be adapted to other types of farm. Read more...

Easy cooking

Practical cookery for children that can be carried out with limited facilities. Read more...

Environmental arts

Inspiring ideas for creative activities in the open air. Read more...

Farm activities for KS1 History

KS1 History activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm visit and farmer's year poster

Two posters in one. Making the case for visiting farms, and a highly engaging visual explanation of the farmer's year in the UK. Read more...

Farm visits and GCSE Science: How could connections with and visits to local farms enrich learning?

Farm visits and GCSE Science: How could connections with and visits to local farms enrich learning?
This list of ideas has been put together to try and give teachers some ideas for how connections with and visits to local farms might enrich learning in GCSE Science. Read more...

Farm visits and secondary Geography

How could connections with and visits to local farms enrich learning? Read more...

This list of ideas has been put together by FACE Trustee and Geography Co-ordinator Helen Cox to try and give teachers some ideas for how connections with and visits to local farms might enrich learning in Secondary Geography. Read more...

Farm visits and secondary geography

A list of ideas to try to give teachers some ideas for how connections with and visits to local farms might enrich learning in secondary geography. Read more...

Farm visits and the curriculum

How visiting a farm can provide stimulus and materials for many topics across a range of curriculum subjects. Read more...

Farm visits case studies

These case studies give a flavour of the variety of educational activities that take place on farms around the country, and show how farm visits benefit pupils and teachers.

Farm-based activities for children with special educational needs

A case study of how one school in Wiltshire used farm visits to raise attainment in children with special educational needs. Read more...

Farm-based activities for Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 and KS2 PHSE

KS1 and KS2 PHSE activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 and KS2 RE

KS1 and KS2 RE activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Art

Art activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Dance

Dance activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Design and Technology

KS1 Design and Technology activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 English

KS1 English activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Geography

KS1 Geography activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Maths

KS1 Maths activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Music

KS1 Music activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS1 Science

KS1 activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Art

KS2 Art activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Computing

KS2 Computing activities that can be carried out before, during and after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Design and Technology

KS2 Design and Technology activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 English

KS2 English activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Geography

KS2 Geography activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 History

KS2 History activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Maths

KS2 Maths activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Music

KS2 Music activities that can be carried out before, during or after a school visit. Read more...

Farm-linked activities for KS2 Science

KS2 Science activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

Farm-linked resources for KS1 Computing

KS1 computing activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit. Read more...

FarmSafe for schools

Farming and countryside safety teaching materials for KS1 and KS2 teachers, developed by Cornish Mutual. Read more...

Food and drink workshop activities

A variety of activities that can be used to explore some of the issues surrounding food production. Read more...

Games for the outdoor classroom

Sharing ideas for everyone working outside with young people Read more...

Hands-on history

Incoporating history into activities on the farm and in the classroom. Read more...

Involving children in risk on farms

A resource to support teachers and farmers in helping children develop age-appropriate understanding of risk during a farm visit through active learning. Read more...

Learning opportunities through food, farming and the countryside

Diagrammatic summary linking food, farming and countryside topics with curriculum subjects. Read more...

Maths on the farm

Fun ideas and activities for incoporatiung maths into farm visits. Read more...

Papermaking, storyboards and bookmaking

Learn a range of crafts skills, and transfer tehm to the farm or classroom. Read more...

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions

Advice to teachers and others as part of Industry code of practice providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance to help ensure visitor health and safety at farms and other attractions. Read more...

Quick activities

Games and challenges that can be completed quickly during a farm visit. Read more...

Rural crafts

Have a go at rag rugging, weaving, corn-dolly making and other rural crafts Read more...

Schools' Country Picnic Pack

Schools' Country Picnic Pack has lots of ideas to encourage you to celebrate the countryside by holding a school picnic. Read more...

Seasonal celebrations

How to incorporate seasonal celebrations into a farm visit. Read more...

Storytelling

Exploring the role of storytelling in visits to farms and other outdoor locations. Read more...

Summer crafts

Basic floristry projects to try with children or adults, using cost-effective items and materials you can gather outdoors. Read more...

Trails on the farm

Self-guided trails are a popular way of encouraging groups to explore outdoors and here are a number of ideas to adapt for different locations. Read more...

Tudor farming day

A case study of a farm using history as a theme for an interactive day engaging pupils in all things Tudor! Written for farmers but with lots of ideas for teachers too. Read more...

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Visiting a dairy farm

Resource produced by FACE in partnership with Waitrose and DairyCrest and available as a free CD. It introduces primary-aged children to what goes on at the dairy farm where milk is produced and the land is cared for. Read more...

Wet-weather activities

What to do when the weather threatens to spoil your plans. Read more...

Why Farming Matters - Primary

The immensely popular Why Farming Matters Primary Education Pack has been updated with even more activities that explore the vital role of farming in our lives. Linked to many areas of the curriculum and with extension tasks for more able learners, this resource will become an indispensable part of your teaching tool kit. Read more...