Key Stage 2

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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.

 

Workshop 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)
Save The Bees! Self-guided literacy trail Click here for further information 1 hour (estimate)  self-guided tour around the farm where children learn about the vital role of bees in pollination and how to protect bees for the future.Children think about campaigning action they can take to protect bees! 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+VAT to others)
Habitats! Homes for plants and animals. 1.5 hours Understanding the food chains and feeding relationships within habitats on the farm,how nearly all food chains start with a green plant, and how creatures are adapted to their environment. FREE to Tower Hamlets state schools (£100+VAT to others)
Animal Teeth & Feed 1.5 hours Understanding the diets of different animals & how this impacts on what kind of teeth we all have. £100+VAT

 

Curriculum Links

Subject Category Statutory Guidance
Farm to Fork: Food Systems. KS2 D & T Cooking and Nutrition “Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.”
Plants, Food Growing & Gardening. KS2 Science Plants “Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.”“Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.”“Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.““Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.”
Habitats: Homes for Plants and Animals KS2 Science Living things and their Habitats

“Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.”

“Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.”

“Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.”

“Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. “

“Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro- organisms, plants and animals.”

“Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. “

Use it Again KS2 Science Living things and their Habitats

“Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. “

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