Videos: Farming

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.

Processing fish

Processing fish

This fish is going to be washed.  Washing the fish will remove the slimy, slipperiness from the skin before it is prepared.

The fish travels up the conveyor belt to the water.

After it has been washed, it will be filleted. 

This fish is called plaice.  Plaice is a type of flat fish. 

When fish is filleted, the parts that are good to eat are kept and the rest will be thrown away.

These people are experts at filleting fish.  Look how quickly they can work.

They can fillet thousands of fish a day.  Such a large number of fish are not needed all at once so some of the fish will be frozen. 

These people are putting the fillets of fish onto a large roller.  The roller takes the fish into a big deep freezer.  The fish is frozen solid very quickly. 

Now the fish is frozen, it can be kept like this for several weeks if necessary, until the factory needs it for the next process.

It may also be sold like this, ready for someone to defrost and cook at home.

These people are sorting out pieces of frozen haddock.

The haddock is going to be coated in bread crumbs and then fried.

First the haddock is coated with batter. Then it is covered in bread crumbs.  Finally, the fish is cooked.  The fish pieces are then frozen. 

All this fish is frozen solid.

The fish is packed into bags and weighted to make sure customers get the right amount.

The last stage is to pack the fish into boxes.

The boxes are then taken away to be sealed and put in cartons. 

These are boxes of cod. 

Every box gets stamped with a best before date.


In this video you will learn about catching fish.

Processing fish

In this video you will see fish being processed.


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.


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.

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.