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Booking a visit

The farm is often in high demand but we’re a small site and our maximum capacity is 30 children. Please get in touch with our Education Team if you would like to visit with your class for self-guided tours, guided tours or workshops.

To book, call the office on 0207 790 8204 (Tuesday – Friday) and ask to speak to Alex or Hannah. Alternatively, take a look at our information pack, complete a booking form and email it to youth@stepneycityfarm.org.

 

To extend learning before and after your visit, have a look at our KS1 Activity Pack.

ACTIVITY TIME LEARNING OBJECTIVES COST
Guided Farm Tour 45 mins – 1.5 hours depending on group. An understanding of what is produced on a farm and how; how farm animals and plants provide for people’s needs, and what the different parts of the farm are used for. Suggested donation of £40. (However no school turned away for lack of funds)
Farm Poets! Self-guided literacy trail.  Click here for further information 1 hour (estimate) A self-guided tour around the farm, where children develop their own farm poem, line by line. It prompts children to use similes, descriptive words and conjunctions, and develops their questioning skills. It also introduces them to different types of poetry (not just rhyming). FREE to all schools and families
Farm to Fork: Food Systems 1.5 hours Understanding that all food comes from a plant or an animal, and that fruit and vegetables grow in the ground. Understanding that food is imported from all around the world as well as growing here. FREE to Tower Hamlets state schools (£100+VAT to others)
Plants, food growing & gardening 1.5 hours Understanding what plants need to grow, and that we eat different parts of the plant. Practical experience of a seasonal gardening activity FREE to Tower Hamlets state schools (£100+VAT to others)
Use it Again! Waste & Cycles 1.5 hours Understanding that most rubbish goes to Landfill & how recycling & reusing can help the environment. Understanding that food waste can be composted, & that worms help to break it down. FREE to Tower Hamlets state schools (£100 to others)
Introduction to Farm Animals 1.5 hours Understanding which animals live on the Farm, what they need to stay healthy . £100+VAT
Lifecycle of a Chicken 1.5 hours An understanding of a chicken’s needs, the different stages in their life cycle and the differences between males and females. £100+VAT

Curriculum Links

Subject Category Statutory Guidance
Farm to Fork: Food Systems. KS1 D & T Cooking and Nutrition ‘Understand where food comes from’
Plants, Food Growing & Gardening. KS1 Science Plants ‘Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.’ ‘Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.’
Habitats: Homes for Plants and Animals KS1 Science Living things and their Habitats ‘Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.’ ‘Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.’
Use it Again KS1 Science Everyday materials and their properties ‘Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass,metal, water, and rock. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.’
Introduction to Farm Animals KS1 Science AnimalsLiving things and their habitats “Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.’
Lifecycle of a Chicken KS1 Science AnimalsLiving things and their habitats ‘Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

 

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