Skip to content

Where does our food come from?

£14.50
SKU G34CS40180
Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography World Food Day World Health Day Geography Year 3 Year 4

Use code SAVE2020 for 20% off when you spend £20 or more.

Take your children on a journey around the world, visiting farms in temperate, tropical and mediterranean climates. This exciting, new scheme of work teaches children about locational language used to describe locations around the world. They will also learn about the climate conditions in a range of different biomes, how food is produced, traded and transported and how fair trade organisations help farmers.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

With lesson plans, differentiated worksheets, colourful, detailed slides and a choice of activity with every lesson, this scheme of work has everything you need to teach your children about the origins of the food they eat.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Food' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1Breakfast

In this lesson, children will learn about the origins of some breakfast foods, as well as how they are traded and transported around the world. They will think about where common breakfast foods come from, such as milk and orange juice, and consider where in the world it came from and what had to happen to it before it could be served to them at the breakfast table.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson2Wheat

In this lesson, children will find out about some of the different climate zones around the world, focussing particularly on temperate climate zones. They will look at farms in Kansas, USA to explore how farmers in temperate climates grow and harvest wheat and other crops before distributing them around the world.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Travelling through Time Zones sheet
  • Food cards
  • Ingredient cards
#Lesson3Bananas

Your children will learn all about the conditions in tropical climate zones in this lesson, as well as how bananas are grown and shipped to the United Kingdom. They will then go on to learn about fair trade organisations and how they help farmers.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fair trade sheet
#Lesson4Rice

This lesson focuses on food production in the tropical country of Indonesia. Children will find out about how land is used to grow rice, and consider some of the consequences of deforestation to make space for more farm land.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Deforestation statements sheet
  • Deforestation question sheets
#Lesson5Italy

In this lesson, children will learn about the conditions in mediterranean climate zones. They will go on to consider the different ways in which the land in southern Italy is used for farming and find out about some of the foods that can be produced in this biome. There is even the chance to taste some Italian foods!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Crops and livestock cards
  • The Farmer’s Field sheet
  • Food tasting sheet
#Lesson6UnitedKingdom

This lesson starts by recapping what lines of longitude and latitude are and locating the UK on a map. Your children will then go on to discover some of the different ways in which land is used by British farmers to grow crops and feed livestock. The plan includes a choice of activities, including preparing for a visit to a local farm or supermarket and a role-play activity.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Food diary sheet
  • Farmer interview sheet
#Lesson7Infographics

At the start of this lesson, children will be challenged to show what they already know about locational language and climate zones with a quick quiz. They will then go on to learn about how infographics are produced and how they can be used to share information about where our food comes from.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • World map sheet
  • Challenge cards
Free Overview (Medium-Term Plan)

Download a free overview to support your teaching of this scheme of work.

Free Assessment Grid

Download a free, editable assessment grid to support your teaching of this scheme of work.

Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • KS2 - identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
  • KS2 - understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
  • KS2 - use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
×
Welcome Newcomer
×