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Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Food and farming for children aged 5-8 years.

Key Fact 1

All food comes from plants or animals.

Key Fact 2

Food has to be farmed, caught or grown at home.

Key Fact 3

Food is changed from farm to fork.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking.

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipe for the primary classroom.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Plant or animal?

Do you know which food comes from a plant and which food comes from an animal?

Where do my meals come from? (5-8 years)

Do you know where the food in your meals comes from?

From farm to fork!

This board game is designed to help children understand where their food comes from.

Farm to fork challenge (5-8 years)

Do you know what happens to your food from the farm to your fork?

Videos: Farming

See how crops and animals are farmed in the UK.

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Dry fry the minced lamb, chopped onion and diced carrots in a large saucepan.

When the mince is brown, stir in the flour, tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce.

Next, carefully pour in the stock and stir everything together and bring to the boil. When boiling, turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes (until the carrots are soft). Allow to cool when cooked.

While the mince is cooking, bring the potatoes to the boil in a large pan of water, and cook for about 20 minutes.

During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the sliced leeks.

Tip the milk over the drained potatoes and leeks, and then mash everything together.

Pour the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish, and spread it evenly. Then top with the mashed potato and decorate.

Wearing oven gloves, place the Shepherd’s pie into the hot oven. 

Cook for 25 minutes, until golden brown. 

Wearing oven gloves, remove the pie from the oven.

Welsh Rarebit

In this demonstration you will see Welsh rarebit being made. You can use different varieties of cheese and bread. This is a traditional Welsh dish.

Shepherd's Pie

In this demonstration you will see Shepherd’s pie being made. Serve lots of colourful vegetables with the pie.