Countryside Classroom in action

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RESOURCES: The National Curriculum ... but outdoors

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Teaching outdoors is now more relevant and valuable than ever. This blog explains why, and how a new book series can help

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Learning with nature

Monday 13 July 2020

Ideas and activities to last the whole summer, using the natural world for both formal learning in school subjects and informal learning for personal development

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Farming videos

Monday 6 July 2020

Want to know the difference between beef and dairy cattle, how a combine harvester works, or why sheep have to be shorn? You’ll find the answers in these short, engaging videos providing a snapshot of the world of farming

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Where food comes from - milk, butter and cheese

Monday 29 June 2020

All about dairy farming and the foods it produces.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Sustainability

Monday 22 June 2020

Activities and investigations exploring the topic of sustainability, with an emphasis on farming and nature.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Summer activities

Monday 15 June 2020

We may not venture far this summer, but we can all make jelly, make a paper boat and make up stories; and enjoy learning something new together

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Farming Fortnight Week 2

Monday 8 June 2020

We hope you enjoyed the first week of Farming Fortnight, learning about farm animals and crops. Week two follows a similar format, with topics from cows to careers

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Farming Fortnight Week 1

Monday 1 June 2020

Farming Fortnight is a two-week odyssey through British farming, providing ten snapshots of this vital and fascinating industry. Originally developed for use in schools, the materials are equally suitable for discovering the world of agriculture with children of all ages at home.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Science and maths

Monday 25 May 2020

A variety of activities that don't feel like school but still result in lots of learning.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Countryside crafts

Monday 18 May 2020

From printing with cauliflower florets to the ancient skills of weaving and feltmaking, this selection of simple projects has something for everyone.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Cooking

Monday 11 May 2020

Find recipes designed for cooking with children - from toddlers to teenagers - and pointers to the many learning opportunities in the kitchen.

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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Investigating bugs and bees

Monday 4 May 2020

Explore the diverse and fascinating world of minibeasts with our varied resources

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Countryside Classroom partners are organisations that are committed to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn about and experience food, farming and the natural environment.

Members of the Consortium are able to exchange knowledge, expertise and networks, to collaborate in new ways and to address shared challenges.

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Countryside Classroom is a single destination where teachers can find and access the resources, places to visit and people to ask that will support their teaching about food, farming and the natural environment.

We accept contributions from organisations or individuals who wish to share their content with schools.