Curriculum Aims for Schools

We aim to provide everything your class needs to enjoy their Farm experience. With this is mind, we have tailored our school trips to package to ensure that it helps to fulfil the aims of the National Curriculum.

You can read below where we believe our trips follow the curriculum (Based on the National Curriculum and Development Matters):

Early Years Foundation Stage/Reception:

Ee igh ee igh oh! 

  • Children are familiar with a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food. 
  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. 
  • Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. 
  • Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. 

 

Key stage 1: 

Feathers, hooves and snouts 

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals  
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores 
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets) 
  • 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 microhabitats  
  • 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. 
  • 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) 

Green Fingers 

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees  
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats. 
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. 
  • Observe changes across the four seasons 
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

Wriggle and Crawl 

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals  
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores 
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets) 
  • 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 microhabitats  

Key Stage 2:

A moment to Ponder

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird 
  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways  
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment 
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. 

Plant power 

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways   
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment   
  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers 
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal 
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