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 animals

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

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Children’s gardening booklist

Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardens

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Exploring Nature Play

Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.

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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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Growing School Garden Teachers Resource Pack

This Teacher’s Resource Pack aims to help all teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative learning resource.

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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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Growing vegetables in school

Guidance on the best vegetables to grow, and how to help them thrive

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How to design and set up a school garden

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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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