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.
We are also really lucky to be taking part in a fantastic Schools to Market project. This will show us the importance of knowing where our food comes from, and we’ll begin to understand how to grow foods, and how to sell them. We will be doing some great activities such as visiting a PYO (pick your own) farm for our ingredients, we will be making chutney and will then be selling it at a nearby Whole Foods shop. We are so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to begin!
As part of our homework, we will be looking at different ways that we could market out chutney, from labels to decoration. We also need to think about price too!
Throughout our topic, we will be linking back to what we remember from our London topic and will be beginning to compare the differences between farms (rural areas) and cities. We will also be visiting one of our favourite places again, where we can then think about how farms compare to the coast. Where do you think we might be going?
As this is a newer 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?