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Key Stage 2 visits

Years 3-6 (KS2)

Farm Education Officer shows school children a baby chick

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

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Butterflies emerging from their cocoon at the farm
Butterfly emerging from cocoon at the farm

Tour Information

Start times: 10:30am or 1:30pm
Tours cater for up to 30 children and their accompanying adults. Tours last approximately one and a half hours.

Costs

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.

Booking

If you are a school or group planning to visit the farm you must book in advance. Call Education Officer Chris Heath on 02079165421 Monday to Friday between 9-10AM or 3:30-5PM when Chris is available to receive inquiries & accept bookings.

Cancellations

A fee of £50 is charged if bookings are cancelled with less than 7 days notice. Cancellation must be made by email to info@ktcityfarm.org.uk

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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.

Schoolchildren see the farm sheep heading to their night shelter
What is a group of sheep called?

We also offer:
Early Years Foundation Stage visits (EYFS)
Key Stage 1 visits (KS1)

“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!”
Netley Primary

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Our Education Programme is supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity
City Bridge Trust

Kentish Town City Farm
1 Cressfield Close,
London, UK
NW5 4BN

02079165421

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