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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Celebrations and food

Food forms a central part of festivals and celebrations in many of the world

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Children’s gardening booklist

Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardens

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Developing ICT skills

A selection of websites that will engage pupils and increase their IT skills while teaching them about the environment, healthy eating and wildlife.

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Gardening for primary schools

Laminated, fold-out guide to help primary school teachers set up and maintain a school garden. Includes a garden calendar linked to the school year (Field Studies Council

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Gardening with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Growing Schools is pleased to have supported the production by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) of a new report and teaching resources for gardening with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs.

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Get Your Hands Dirty

Resource to help teachers consider the issues involved in growing plants, or caring for animal, in schools and other educational settings.

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Growing Schools Year Planner

Growing Schools has produced a colourful and informative calendar-style year planner for the classroom.

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Links to the National Curriculum

Ideas for activities in the garden linked to elements in the curriculum.

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Publications from Learning through Landscapes

Link to searchable publications page of this organisation that champions school grounds as a setting for formal and informal learning.

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Putting The Oooh Back into Food: A resource Pack for Teachers.

Growing Schools worked with British Food Fortnight to produce this resource pack for Teachers. The pack includes food related lessons and activities for each curriculum subject.

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