Harvest-ometer

Use this simple tool to keep track of how much food has been grown and how much money can be saved.

https://www.bigdig.org.uk/harvestometer/

 

Resources for schools: Key Stages 1 and 2

Anatomy of a plant

All kinds of very easy to use explanations about the anatomy of plants including games. First brought to our attention by Allison and Joey.

Crop Rotation

One of two activities that are intended to teach kids about crop rotation.

Download: Crop Rotation (PDF format)

Crop Rotation Game

One of two activities that are intended to teach kids about crop rotation.

Download: Crop Rotation Game (MS Word format)

Eden Project Communities

Inspirations and ideas for where you live, for example how to get involved to creating some delicious recipes.

Eden Project School Lesson Plans

Teacher plans for all ages and abilities from simple observation and drawing to basic science and nurturing through to reporting and presentation.

Food for Life Curriculum Pack

The Food for Life Curriculum Pack is designed to provide teachers at both Key stage one and two with a wide range of engaging and informative food and farming related activities. The pack gives pupils a chance to immerse themselves in the issues surrounding food and its production from ‘the plough to the plate’.

Download: Food for Life Curriculum Pack (PDF format)

Garden Organic Teaching Zone: Sowing the seeds

A resource pack for teachers to support teaching of the life cycle process of plants for Key Stage 1 & 2. Browse by subject, school term, type of resource and duration.

Growing School Garden Teachers Resource Pack

This resource aims to help all teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative learning resource. Contains 22 factsheets and a wall poster.

KidsGardening: School Gardening

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Information for teachers suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2.

Schools and growing healthy fruit and veg.

An RHS resource highlighting growing fruit and veg all year around. A good resource for Key Stage 2 & 3.

Session Plan: Composting

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Download: Session Plan: Composting (MS Word format)

Session Plan: Looking after Wildlife in the Garden

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Session Plan: Planning a Vegetable Garden

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Download: Session Plan: Planning a Vegetable Garden (MS Word format)

Session Plan: Seed Sowing in Pots and Salad Harvesting

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Session Plan: Understanding Soil

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Download: Session Plan: Understanding Soil (MS Word format)

Session Plan: Weeding

Session plan developed by Food4Families tutors.

Download: Session Plan: Weeding (MS Word format)

Setting up and Running a School Garden - A Manual for Teachers, Parents and Communities

An online manual based on experiences of setting up and running school gardens all over the world. It takes you through all the steps of planning a garden project. There are also lesson plans for children aged 9-14 years which complement garden activities. The appendices include horticultural notes and factsheets on nutrition.

FAO, 2005, KS2-3

Trees for Cities - School Resources

Curriculum guides for Year 1 to Year 6 pupils on how to benefit from growing plants and vegetables on the school premises.

Woodland Trust: Nature Detectives

Nature detective packs created by the Woodland Trust.