KS2 Geography activities that can be carried out before, during or after a farm visit.
Curriculum area: Locational Knowledge
- Map the farm.
- Use a map of the farm to plot land use.
- Compare the land use on two different farms.
- Use an outline map to locate different parts of the farm they have visited.
- Design a code for a map of the farm.
- Use co-ordinates to give references for the farms in an area.
- Design a route around the farm for a wheelchair user.
- Use a road map to plot the route from school to the farm.
- Take measurements of speeds and temperatures in different parts of the farm.
Curriculum area: Place Knowledge
- Choose a local farm and a farm in a contrasting part of the world. Locate both farms in an atlas, or on a world map or globe. Use the internet to find out information about the contrasting country.
- Compare: Weather patterns; Features of land; Land use; Seasonal changes; Crops; Animals; Where goods are supplied to; Buildings and machinery; Workers; Main features of surrounding areas; Income; Water systems; Steps taken to improve the environment.
- Make a dial for each country to show the seasons and the corresponding jobs on the farm.
- Compare a farm with the school locality and look at: Land use; Jobs; Population; Schools; Shops; Geographical features.
- Internet access
Curriculum area: Themes to Use
- Follow the journey of different produce from its origins to the end product and make a flow chart to show the route of products to the consumer.
- Discuss access to farm land by the public. Do people have a right to roam?
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of organic and traditional methods of farming.