Yr 5-6 Farmers V Bugs - it's War
Entry Point - Farmers V Bugs - It's WAR
1. How is your food produced?
2. How do bugs affect food production?
3. The Farmers weapons against bugs
4. Who is winning the war?
1. How is our food produced?
Farmers V Bugs - It's WAR!?
Todays learning: (WALT)
- explain the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
- describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
- recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
- understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed
- Watch 'How is food produced?' video
- Then direct pupils towards the Discovering-Our-Countryside.co.uk Food Stories pages for: Potatoes, Wheat, Oilseed Rape, Dairy. These will allow pupils to complete relevant section of pupil work book
- Do quiz for first section answers…
- Before we can understand the war in the farm yard, field, greenhouse, allotment and garden we need to know how farmers and growers produce food.
- Then we can look at their enemies..... the pests, diseases, weeds and weather; which either compete for our food or stop as much being produced.
- To do this visit the food story section of the Discovering-Our-Countryside website - good ones to start with so that you understand some of the main enemies are: Potatoes, Oilseed Rape, Dairy Cows and Wheat
- As you follow each food story make a notes of the steps and time involved producing each food and what some of farmers enemies are when they try to do this
- Video: How is your food produced?
- Farmers V Bugs Pupil Workbook
- Describe the life cycle of some animals
- Explain how animal life cycles contribute to food production
- Describe the life cycles of some plants.
- Explain how plant life cycles contribute to food production.