Videos: Farming

Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Food and farming for children aged 8-11 years.

Key Fact 1

Food is produced all around the world.

Key Fact 2

Food is processed on different levels to make it edible and safe.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipe for the primary classroom.

Where do my meals come from? (8-11 years)

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

Farm to fork challenge (8-11 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.

Videos: Cool creations

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

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Cheese making

Cheese making

The first stage in cheese making is to change the milk into curds and whey.

To do this the milk is first ripened by adding a starter of special bacteria to thicken the milk.

Then rennet is added to the milk – this makes the milk separate into curds and whey.

The next stage is where the whey is removed from the curds. First the curds are cut to release the whey, which is then drained off.

To make cheddar, the curds are cut into blocks which are then piled on top of each other. The curd is then milled into crumbs and salt is added, this flavours the cheese and helps it keep better.

The curd is then pressed into moulds – this forces out more whey and gives the cheese its final shape.

The last stage is where the cheese is ripened – this helps to develop the flavour of the cheese.

The cheese is placed in special storage rooms for anything from 2 months to 2 years!

Poulty farming 1 - the rearing farm

In this video you will see chickens being reared to lay eggs.

Poultry farming 2 - the breeding farm

In this video you will see pullets laying eggs which are carefully selected, stored and then transported.

Poultry farming 3 - the hatchery

In this video you will how chicks are hatched.

Poultry farming 4 - the broiler farm

In this video you will see how chicks are looked after and grown to produce chicken.

Fishing

In this video you will learn about catching fish.

Processing fish

In this video you will see fish being processed.

Plants

In this video you will see a range of plants growing and being harvested. We eat different parts of different plants.

From wheat to bread

In this video you will see bread being made.

Plant or animal?

In this video you will see children looking at different types of food deciding which one is from a plant or an animal.

Where does it come from?

In this video you will see children investigating where their food comes from.

Fruit and vegetable harvesting

In this video you will see fruit and vegetables being harvested.

Milking

In this video you will see cows being milked.

Cheese making

In this video you will see cheese being made.

Growing potatoes

In this video you will see potatoes being grown.