So what is 5 A Day doing?

 
So what is 5 A Day doing?

Man with food….. The UK is now in the comfortable position of food security. This situation has given us the luxury of having certain expectations of our food but these can have an effect on the environment. Which of these should we be concerned about and what can we do about them? This section is

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Milk Food Story

 
Milk Food Story

The Milk Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Milk Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Fruit Veg Food Story

 
Fruit Veg Food Story

The Fruit and Vegetable Fresh Produce Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Fruit and Vegetables Fresh Produce Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above

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Food Story

 

The Beef Food Story [videogallery id=”BeefStory”] This is the second of four food stories based around the Eat Well Guide. Beef – for the beans, pulses, fish, eggs and meat section.  Cereals – for carbohydrates and starchy foods section  Fresh Veg – for the fruit and veg section Coming soon…. Dairy – for the dairy products

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Cereal Food Story

 
Cereal Food Story

The Cereal Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Cereal Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Beef Food Story

 
Beef Food Story

The Beef Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Beef Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Yorkshire Wolds Heritage

 

Heritage of the Wolds

Feeding a nation, Christmas harvests and farmers work

Preserving – memories, food and wool

Horse Power – then and now, Poo Cycle, Crop Cycle

Autumn Tasks, Victorian Villages, School’s Harvest

Bygone days, harvest and lambs

Landscape from Ice gives harvest for beast and man

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20 June 2016 – Hedgerow Feasts, Cow’s Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

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Jun 202016
 
20 June 2016 - Hedgerow Feasts, Cow's Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

Hedgerow feasts –.We look at some of the plants and animals you may find in a hedgerow and how we can link these in food chains.
Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks

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Jun 062016
 
6 June 2016: Summer in the farming year

Allotment – Snails a pest to farmers and gardeners. Have some fun with a snail race
Grass at Last – We revisit the lambs we saw turned out after lambing and we see our calves getting their first taste of fresh grass
Beetroot Seed & Ripe Tomatoes – We say strange beetroot seed planted and then the tomatoes we saw planted, sorted by robots, pollinated by bees are finally picked and sorted ready for you to enjoy in the shops.

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May 162016
 
16 May 2016: Green Green Growth of May

Allotment – Planting runner beans, corgettes and brassicas in with or without a garden.
Planting…– We see the schools visiting Stockbridge Technology Centre planting lettuce and then see how farmers plant lettuce and sprouts on a commercial scale.
Pigs for bacon – The pigs we have followed from farrowing are weighed to see if they are ready for bacon. We also follow a local butcher as he explains how a pig carcass in butchered into the various pork and bacon cuts

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May 032016
 
3 May 2016: April showers - still!

Lambing – Follow lambing on Oliver’s Farm where we see lots of new born lambs and the work involved in looking after all these new lives, which involves both experienced shepherds and fresh, enthusiastic young shepherds.

Planting Potatoes – We see the first school visits of the year to Stockbridge Technology Centre and see the children and their teachers busy planting potatoes and wild flowers.

Allotment Update – See how crops have progress on our allotment.

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Apr 152016
 
18 April 2016 - Ides of March - come and gone....

Planning done! – Planning over down to planting on the Allotment, with bean, peas, parsnips and catch crops.
Busy bees Busy Farmers –Shows bees busy pollinating tomatoes, and farmers busy in the fields, fertilising winter crops and sowing spring crops.
Secret Calves and lambs? – Explains how we have so far been unsuccessful in catching calves being born on film, but how we are more confident of catching lambs being born as our farmer has 2000 ewes to lamb. We see these ewes being brought inside, fed and vaccinated in preparation for lambing.

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14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 112016
 
14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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GCSE Food preparation and nutrition

 
GCSE Food preparation and nutrition

Discovering Our Countryside is ideally placed to help you deliver the Food Provenance section of the exciting new GCSE.

Food provenance

Where and how foods are grown, reared, or caught and the primary and secondary stages of processing and production.
How processing affects the sensory and nutritional properties of ingredients.
The impact of food and food security on the environment, local and global markets and communities.

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Peas

 
Peas

Peas or more specifically vining peas or grown to produce frozen peas that we all know and love. These peas are grown on contract to companies such as Birds Eye who produce frozen peas. They give the farmer very specific instructions about growing the crop such as when to sow the seeds. This is to ensure that the harvest can be managed so the peas are harvested get to the factory and frozen within 90 minutes of harvest thus freezing in their sweetness

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6 July 2015 – Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

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Jul 042015
 
6 July 2015 - Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

Out and about in summer – Give Mario a break! Things to look out this summer. Also looks at some outdoor activities for school and summer holidays.
How are crops doing? – Looks at how crops we saw planted in spring are doing in early summer. How bees have harvested the fields of yellow to make honey.
Dairy Products– Shows milk being processed to produce cream for your Wimbledon Strawberries and then bottled as either Whole, Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Also explains why milk is an excellent drink for athletes or after any exercise

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22 June 2015 – Hedgerow Feasts, Cow’s Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

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Jun 202015
 
22 June 2015 - Hedgerow Feasts, Cow's Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

Hedgerow feasts –.We look at some of the plants and animals you may find in a hedgerow and how we can link these in food chains.
Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks

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Jun 072015
 
8 June 2015: Summer in the farming year

Allotment – Snails a pest to farmers and gardeners. Have some fun with a snail race
Grass at Last – We revisit the lambs we saw turned out after lambing and we see our calves getting their first taste of fresh grass
Beetroot Seed & Ripe Tomatoes – We say strange beetroot seed planted and then the tomatoes we saw planted, sorted by robots, pollinated by bees are finally picked and sorted ready for you to enjoy in the shops.

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May 182015
 
18 May 2015: Green Green Growth of May

Allotment – Planting runner beans, corgettes and brassicas in with or without a garden.
Planting…– We see the schools visiting Stockbridge Technology Centre planting lettuce and then see how farmers plant lettuce and sprouts on a commercial scale.
Pigs for bacon – The pigs we have followed from farrowing are weighed to see if they are ready for bacon. We also follow a local butcher as he explains how a pig carcass in butchered into the various pork and bacon cuts

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May 042015
 
5 May 2015: April showers - still!

Lambing – Follow lambing on Oliver’s Farm where we see lots of new born lambs and the work involved in looking after all these new lives, which involves both experienced shepherds and fresh, enthusiastic young shepherds.

Planting Potatoes – We see the first school visits of the year to Stockbridge Technology Centre and see the children and their teachers busy planting potatoes and wild flowers.

Allotment Update – See how crops have progress on our allotment.

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16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 152015
 
16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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14 July 2014 – Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

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Jul 112014
 
14 July 2014 - Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

Out and about in summer – Give Mario a break! Things to look out this summer. Also looks at some outdoor activities for school and summer holidays.
How are crops doing? – Looks at how crops we saw planted in spring are doing in early summer. How bees have harvested the fields of yellow to make honey.
Dairy Products– Shows milk being processed to produce cream for your Wimbledon Strawberries and then bottled as either Whole, Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Also explains why milk is an excellent drink for athletes or after any exercise

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Plants what use are they? – Pupil Workbook Sample

 

This is a sample workbook for the Year 1-2 Theme “Plants what use are they?” Samples from other theme are listed below [grpdocsview file=”97c4b6c5155915fda36825a34b7f810fe12e3ed30fe96d916819c6867b6fbab4″ quality=”100″ quality=”100″ height=”1000″ width=”800″ protocol=”http” download=”False” print=”False” use_pdf=”False” use_scrollbar=”False”] Sample workbooks from other themes Yr. 1-2 Are Pets Alive ? – View Sample Workbook Yr. 1-2 Plants What use are they? –

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