It’s harvest festival! Each year, we celebrate the harvest festival throughout the UK, on the Sunday nearest the full ‘Harvest Moon’. The main cereal harvest takes place in late summer to early autumn and we celebrate the harvest festival in late September – early October.
It is a great topic to teach in school – get your class trying some new activities and learning about where food comes from. Did you know the word ‘harvest’ comes from the Old English word ‘haerfest’, which means autumn?
NEW Activity Pack
To celebrate harvest festival, and to support teaching within schools, we have released a new harvest activity pack for primary and secondary pupils. This new activity pack has been designed to support the teaching and learning around the importance of where food comes from, specifically the harvesting of food and harvest festival.
The resources in the activity pack include:
- Classroom presentations
- Harvest-related quizzes
- Wheat harvest factsheet
- Practical activities
- Harvest dice game
- The power of flour poster
- Where does food come from? Let’s explore!
Why not use the pack with your pupils this harvest festival? Don’t forget to show us what you are doing to celebrate harvest festival in your school on Twitter @Foodafactoflife
Other related links – harvest, farming, environment
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