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.



This is fish.  It has been cooked and frozen and now it is going to be packed into boxes.

But the fish didn't start off in a factory.  Let's see where it came from.

Here is a fishing boat out at sea. 

People have been fishing for hundreds of years.

Along time ago, people would just fish for what they could eat, but now fishing is big business.

These fishermen are out catching fish.

They often have to sail far out into the ocean to get their catch.  This is because they can't just fish wherever they like - there are rules about which kinds of fish you can catch and how big they should be.

The size of the nets are checked so they do not trap fish which are too small.

There are also rules about the number of fish you can catch.

Otherwise it wouldn't be long before there would be no fish left in the sea.

Care must be taken to get the fish to the dock in good condition.

Once the fish is caught out at sea, it must be frozen or packed in ice.

As soon as it arrives at the docks, it is sold.  Some of the fish goes to shops and it is still cold when it is bought.

But most fish goes to factories where it is put into refrigerators until it is ready to be used - that's usually within a day.



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.