Years 3-6 (KS2)
Visits can be tailored to relate to topics the children are studying. Key Stage 2 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. Through the animals and plants at the farm, using proper scientific language and names, the visit will:
- extend understanding of the relationships between living things and their environments
- the differences between life cycles of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles
- how environmental changes affect living things and how animals and plants adapt
- look at and compare reptile, bird, mammal, insect, mollusc, amphibian etc.
- Vertebrate and invertebrate
- compare digestive process – ruminant, avian digestion etc.
- introduce reproduction in plants and animals
- discuss animals and plants in evolution
- explore the structure of animals – hibernation, aestivation, dormancy etc.
- investigate the structure of plants – e.g. parts of a flower, pollination and seed dispersal, carnivorous plants (summer term only)
- consider seasonal changes and their effect on animals and plants
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.
The KTCF Education Programme is supported by
the City of London Corporation’s charity
City Bridge Trust