10 September 2012 – Landscape from Ice gives harvest for beast and man

 

This first sees the start of our ‘Wolds Heritage’ series, which looks at how the Yorkshire Wolds landscape has changed over the last hundred years. This project  is part financed by  “Coast Wolds Waterways and Wetlands”  project part of the Defra RDPE – see more on the EU Commission’s rural development page

Download teachers notes for this section – Landscape from Ice gives harvest for beast and man.

Outline of this program

  • The harvesting of crops – shows farmers harvesting various crops such as cereals, potatoes peas. Also shows how a combine harvester threshes the corn in one process
  • The Harvesting of grass – Shows livestock harvesting grass to make milk for their offspring. Shows lambs being weighed to see if they are heavy enough for sending to market.
  • The Yorkshire Wolds – first in the heritage of the wolds series. This program shows how the wolds where formed by ice and water. It then outlines where the wolds actually are and ask pupils to start and look at their local area in preparation for following programs which will show how this might have changed and why.

NATIONAL CURRICULUM SUBJECTS LINKS.

Maths KS 1 + 2

The snails activity lends itself to various maths activities the level and support needed will depend on the pupils and is best set by you as their teacher.

Citizenship KS 1 + 2

E.g. Shows how farmers look after animals.
Relevant QCA Schemes of Work
Unit 3 Animals and Us

Design and Technology KS 1 + 2

Looks how farmers use modern technology to grow crops and provide fresh 5-a-day produce

Relevant QCA Schemes of Work

Unit 1c Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

Science KS 1 + 2

The videos have lots of science links to the units listed below for example:
Shows the start of plants life cycles and what parts of a plant we use and harvest.
Looks at how we can help bees so important to many of the plant food crops we rely on
Some of machinery could be used to discuss pushes and pulls.
Relevant QCA Schemes of Work
Unit 1B. Growing plants.
Unit 1E Pushes and Pulls.
Unit 2A Health and Grow.
Unit 2B Plants and Animals.
Unit 3B. Helping plants grow well.
Unit 4B Habitats.
Unit 5B. Life cycles.
Unit 6A Interdependence and adaptation.
These are just the links we thought of – please let us know if you make any more!

ECO SCHOOL TOPIC LINKS

With apologies if we are ‘teaching grandma to suck eggs’ here are some of our thoughts on how our videos link to the Eco School Topics
Showing pupils just which of their food products are grown in this country will give them important background knowledge when discussing transport, energy and global perspective of food production and the healthy living choices they make when they go to the shops.

Energy

  • Growing food and the associated energy costs of buying home grown food or imported food

Water

  • Use of water to grow plants

Biodiversity

  • How growing studying local habitats and where pest are found can help local biodiversity

School grounds

  • How the simple act of hunting for mini-beasts can help build up a picture of the school grounds in preparation for the design and creation of new features in your school grounds

Healthy living

  • How growing your own produce can promote healthy living by promoting a healthy diet and also promoting exercise in the act of growing that produce. The improvement of school ground can also aid mental well being.

Transport

  • Reduce transport costs of food by growing your own local produce.

Litter

  • When carrying out gardening tasks introduce children to tidy habits – pick up all packaging and dispose of ‘thoughtfully’ – see waste
  • When outside be it school, garden or countryside “Take only photos Leave only footprints!”

Waste

  • Explain that gardening and farming is and always has been synonymous with recycling. Re-use seed trays, compost is made from last years ‘recycled’ plants. Think twice abut where to put litter – bin or recycle?

Global citizenship

  • Explain how even the little things we do – where how food comes from, how much we recycle, our biodiversity, can affect the whole world be it good or bad!