Sow, Grow & Farm

Year 5

Unit Overview

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, children are taught about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

Design a usable allotment space.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing a presentation to showcase our allotment design to the class.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will be using the allotments and poly tunnel to plant and grow seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Introductory knowledge. To 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.

  2. Allotment visit. Construct or carry out a geographical enquiry by gathering and analysing a range of sources.

  3. Farming in the UK. To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.

  4. Mapping using grid references. To use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

  5. Potato farming in Jersey. To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.

  6. Climate zones. To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.

  7. North & South America To identify and describe some key physical features and environmental regions of North and South America and explain how these, along with the climate zones and soil types, can affect land use.

  8. Citrus farming in California. To describe how soil fertility, drainage and climate affect agricultural land use.

  9. Coffee growing in Peru. To identify some of the problems of farming in a developing country and report on ways in which these can be supported.

  10. How far has your food travelled? To describe and explain the location, purpose and use of transport networks across the UK and other parts of the world.

  11. Design an allotment to sell crops. To describe and explain the location, purpose and use of transport networks across the UK and other parts of the world.

🏁 BIG FINISH

Create and answer questions in a Farming Quiz.

Set up a school market gardeners stall to sell the harvested produce grown.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.