Years 3-6 (KS2)
Your visit 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 the theory of 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
We offer 1.5-hour sessions for groups of up to 30 people between 10am and 12pm or afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. Once you’ve booked your slot online we’ll be in touch to confirm the start times (1.5 hours in the session window) and talk through any specific areas of interest so the visit can be tailored to you and your class.
COST: School visits will be priced at £120 per session. To book please email email@example.com or call 020 7916 5421.
CANCELLATIONS: 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 Industry Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms. Visiting groups are expected to wash their hands upon entering and leaving the Farm. There are three warm water handwashing stations across the site.
“We always have a fantastic visit at Kentish Town City Farm, the children are so engaged and learn so much. They remember all the facts they learn and really develop their scientific knowledge!”