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     There are many ways in which farming and growing can enrich the curriculum. Some examples have been
     provided by the Department for Education and Skills initiative called Growing Schools.

                                                  Geography
                                                  Human influences on
                                                   the environment
                                                  Farming in different
                                                   parts of the world                  History
                                                  Water cycle                        History of farming
            Art & Design
                                                                                      Dig for Victory
             Animals and plants
              in design                                                               Historical farm and garden implements
             Photography                                                             Archaeology
             Natural and                                                             National history/battle sites
              chemical dyes



                                                                                                         Drama
                                                                                                          Animal masks and
  ICT
                                                                                                           puppets
 Designing maps and
                                                                                                          Role-play
  equipment
                                                                                                           farmers/gardeners
 Testing out an animal
                                                                                                           work
  house or protection for
                                                                                                          Enacting life cycles
  plants
                                                                                                           and food chains
 Producing a farm
  booklet or gardening
  calendar

                                                                                                             English
                                                                                                            Looking at topical
                                                                                                             issues, e.g. battery/free
                                                                                                             range; organic farming
                                                                                                             and growing
                                                                                                            Reading and writing
                                                                                                             animal stories and
                                                                                                             poems
                                                                                                            Keeping a garden diary
PE
 Animal movements
 Eating and health
                                                                                                 RE
                                                                                                 Care for our world
                                                                                                 Feasting and fasting,
                                                                                                  e.g. Ramadan, Eid
                                                                                                 Festivals, e.g. harvest,
                                                                                                  Easter

       PSHE                   &
         Citizenship
        Where our food
         comes from
        Sustainable
         development and                                                  Science
         planting at school         Mathematics                        Seasonal changes
                                    Measuring wind speed              Life processes
                                     and rainfall                      Habitats
                                    Measuring growth in               Food chains
                                     plants and animals                Care of living things
                                    Collecting data




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