Years 1 & 2 (KS1)
Visits can be tailored to relate to topics the children are studying. Key Stage 1 teachers should request in advance of the visit any particular areas they would like to cover. There are opportunities throughout the visit for children to contribute and to ask questions. KS1 study topics include:
- Observe, identify and group the various animals at the farm using the proper scientific vocabulary: domestic and wild, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, adults and young.
- Discuss the care of farm animals: shelter, diets, exercise.
- Identify, name and group plants, using the proper scientific vocabulary – e.g. deciduous and evergreen, annual and perennial.
- Describe their flowers and fruits.
- Discuss how they reproduce through seeds and bulbs.
- Explore what they need to grow.
Living things and their habitats
- Introduce the concept of the environment.
- Describe different types of habitats and micro-habitats.
- Present the interdependence of plants and animals.
- Discuss the impact of humans on the natural environment.
Autumn: animals grow winter coats, fruit and nuts are harvested, trees shed their leaves – or don’t!
Winter/Spring: lambs & kids are born, planting seeds, early-flowering bulbs, frog spawn.
Summer: chicks and ducklings, tadpoles, bees collecting pollen, flowers, fruit and vegetables – growing and developing.
Tours cater for up to 30 children and their accompanying adults. Tours last approximately one and a half hours. Start times: 10:30am or 1:30pm
The tour charge is £75 for up to 40 people (includes children and adults). Morning tours can stay to eat lunch in the farm’s classroom. There is an additional charge of £20 for the lunch room hire.
If you are a school or group planning to visit the farm you must book in advance. Call Chris Heath on 02079165421 for information and to make a booking. Chris is available to discuss bookings, Monday to Friday between 9am to 10am or 3:30pm – 5pm (except Thursday’s).
A fee of £50 is charged if bookings are cancelled with less than 7 days notice. Cancellation must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety Executive provide information regarding farm visits for schools. Before bringing your group please go to Visit My Farm and download the updated 2015 Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms.
We also offer:
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Key Stage 2 (KS2)
The KTCF Education Programme is supported by
the City of London Corporation’s charity
City Bridge Trust