Our next topic in Year 2 will be a brand new topic! We will be learning all about food and farming in the UK.
Farming has been practiced for thousands of years across the British Isles, and we will be learning all about the different types of farming that take place here in the UK. We will learn about plants that are grown, the foods that they produce, and we will also be thinking about the types of farms that keep and raise animals. We will be developing lots of our geographical skills throughout this topic, as we will look at weather patterns in the UK, thinking about how this influences the food that we produce and buy as a result. We will also be improving and practicing our map skills, as we aim to be able to identify fields and farms on aerial photographs.
Another exciting aspect of this topic is that we will be creating a link with a school in North Yorkshire, as lots of their pupils come from agricultural (or farming) backgrounds. Whilst they teach us about what life is like in the North East of England, in a rural area, we will be drawing back on our knowledge of cities, especially London. This will be such a great opportunity for us to develop our new learning and understanding, whilst also drawing back on our prior knowledge from other topics.
We will then use all of this to compare the differences between cities, farms and rural areas and the coast.
As this is a new topic for our school, I would love to know all about what you are interested to find out!
Have any of you ever been to a farm? If so, what did you see?
What types of animals might be raised on a farm?
What type of crops or plants do you think are grown?
What would you really like to find out about?