Countryside Classroom - Connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment

Growing Schools has been re-launched as Countryside Classroom, the largest ever partnership of organisations who are committed to helping children learn about food, farming and/or the natural environment.

It is the vision of Countryside Classroom that schools and teachers across the UK will embrace food, farming and the natural environment as essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum, incorporating them into day-to-day learning. As a result of this, every child will have the opportunity to learn about and experience these topics in diverse ways that are increasingly supported by experiences outside the classroom.

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Activities about Plants

A series of online teaching activities for use on visiting farms or in school.

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Boris the Lost Badger

A splendidly illustrated rhyming story book, ideal for storytelling in a woodland setting, focusing on animals.

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Bulb Planting Activity

For teachers - This plan, shows how children at Bents Green Pre-School helped to plant bulbs in their garden, encouraging them to work as a team and to use mathematical language.

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Butterfly and bee borders

Grow a beautiful border that will also attract a wide range of insects to study.

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Chickens in schools: Is it safe?

This fact sheet addresses the health and safety issues around keeping chickens in schools

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Exploring Nature Play

Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.

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Food Growing Resources

A comprehensive collection of materials covering all aspects of growing in schools, including activity sheets, posters and growing cards.

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Fruit and Vegetables in Hanging Baskets

This fact sheet aims to help teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative resource.

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Growing App

app called Growing to encourage people to grow veg

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Growing Beans Activity

This activity introduces children to the concept of planting beans and watching them grow. Teachers can use and adapt this plan for their own lessons.

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