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Key Stage 1 programme

Our education sessions for KS1 children support topics in science and history, as well as offering the opportunity to develop language and simple teamworking skills.

Our Story Tours, Three Little Pigs and Old MacDonald are ideal for younger KS1, offering a gentle introduction to the farm through a familiar song or story.

Victorian Child and Harvest Home recreate the lives of children in the past with plenty of practical activities, story and song.

In Food on the Farm and A Farmer’s Day children find out about daily life on the farm and discover where food comes from. The Secret Life of Plants and Trees offers an ideal opportunity to explore the woodland on the farm, and in our new Animal Homes workshop children are introduced to a range of different animals, and consider how the appearance and diet of the animals are well suited to the habitats in which they live.

Workshops available

Harvest home

The children dress up in replica Victorian costume and discover what happened at harvest time in the past. They reap the wheat, bind the sheaves, build the stooks and glean in the fields before threshing and winnowing the wheat in the barn. They mill grain into flour and hear the story of the harvest loaf before gathering fuel for the bread oven. As they trace the wheat from field to plate, they learn how and why harvest was celebrated, and how everyone had their part to play.

(September and October only)

‘It was the best day of my life' - Zoe

Food on the farm

Working in the farmyard and fields children find out about daily life on the farm and discover where food comes from. They meet the animals, find out what they eat and why they are kept. They help in the garden, collect new-laid eggs, mill wheat into flour, turn the churn to make butter.

The secret life of plants and trees

Children are introduced to oak trees, how to identify them and their important role in providing homes and food for wildlife. They gain an understanding of how plants grow from seeds and the importance of water and light in growth. Practical activities, such as bark rubbing, colour palettes and a scavenger hunt introduce them to a variety of common species, and provide the opportunity to name and understand the different parts of plants.

Animal homes

During this interactive workshop children will be introduced to a range of different animals and consider how the appearance and diet of the animals are well suited to the habitats in which they live. Activities include hunting for camouflaged woolly worms, imagining life as a mole underground on a blindfold trail and a woodland minibeast hunt. The session concludes with children “becoming” particular animals and deciding on the perfect home - especially if you can eat you neighbours!

If you're interested in booking one of these workshops for your setting or class, take a look at the booking information by clicking on the green button below.

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