Welcome to Why Farming Matters
Welcome to Why Farming Matters, a teaching resource containing a wealth of activity ideas for Key Stage 2 classes. Teachers can select individual activities or deliver them all as part of a topic on food and farming.
On this website, you can download the Why Farming Matters e-book. The previous edition was 5-star recommended by the TES Resource Team for the 2014 National Curriculum, and has now been totally revised and updated with new food and farming content for 2015.
For each of the activities in Why Farming Matters, this site provides supplementary resources and guidance. Pick an activity from the e-book, and then choose the corresponding section from the left hand menu of the site to find downloads, links and helpful suggestions.
Why Farming Matters is a collaborative project by Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) and the National Farmers' Union (NFU).
We hope you enjoy using Why Farming Matters.
|Activity||English||Maths||Science||Art and Design||Geography|
|Drama, drought and deluge||✓||✓||✓|
|Postcards from vegetables||✓|
|Habitats and food chains||✓||✓|
|Hedge/pond for sale||✓||✓|
|Energy for the future||✓||✓|
|Produce in the flag||✓||✓||✓|
|What would you grow?||✓||✓|
|Where does our food come from?||✓||✓||✓|
|Have we always eaten the same food?||✓||✓||✓|
|Who provides our food?||✓||✓||✓|