Countryside Classroom

Countryside Classroom

Countryside Classroom is the largest ever partnership of organisations who are committed to helping children learn about food, farming and/or the natural environment.



The Interactive Area of the FACE website highlights any interactive teaching resources on the FACE website. Whiteboard Games, Podcasts, Videos and more!

Go to the Interactive Resources.

Farm Profiles

Farm Profiles

Providing detailed descriptions of a variety of farm and horticulture businesses throughout the country

Crunch & Sprout

Crunch & Sprout

Love it Eat it offers a pair of publications filled with interesting facts about the food we grow here in Britain.

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Members Only Resources

Members Only Resources

FACE  provide a series of resources specifically for FACE Members.

Go to the FACE Members Only Resources.

Handling controversial issues

Handling controversial issues - badgersFACE is developing a series of activities to help students examine controversial issues in food, farming and the countryside.

Students need to develop skills to examine all aspects of a topic so that they are fully informed before reaching their own conclusions. These resources provide links to online reports and news items alongside classroom activities that will help them to take part in debates or discussions, to present differing views and to learn to respect opposing ideas before forming their own views.

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Go to the resources.

Countryside Crafts: Teachers' Resource Packs

Rachel Poole - working07-lowresFACE and the Heritage Crafts Association have come together to provide teachers with free downloadable resources with tested craft projects which are easy to deliver, accessible, fun for pupils and tailored to the National Curriculum.

Go to the Countryside Crafts Resources

The Farm Behind the Food

The Farm Behind the FoodDo you want lots of teaching ideas?
Do your children understand food labels?
Do your children make choices about food?

The Farm Behind the Food has been created by teachers to provide 50 classroom activities to help you unpack these issues!

Go to The Farm Behind the Food website.

Galleries The FACE Galleries are an ever expanding collection of food and farming images and videos available for download and use.

Go to the the Galleries

Farm Visits for Teachers

Farm Visits

How do I organise a visit to a farm? What do I need to consider? Who can help?

Information for organising and arranging farm visits.

Livestock Identity Chart

livestockidentitychartThanks to funding from the Central Region Farmers' Trust, the Livestock Identity Chart has been made available to FACE.  Originally, it was produced by the Royal County of Berkshire Show and was so popular it is now available for all to enjoy!

Download the Livestock Identity Chart.

Visiting A Dairy Farm

Visiting a Dairy Farm CDThis FREE CD, produced by FACE in partnership with Waitrose and DairyCrest, introduces primary aged children to what goes on at the dairy farm where milk is produced and the land is cared for.

Find out more and order your copy today.
Farm Visit and Farmer's Year Posters

Farm Visits and Farmer's Year Poster Two downloadable posters that make the case for visiting farms and a highly engaging visual explanation of the farmer's year in the UK.

Download now or Order your free copy.

Fact Sheets

FactsheetsThe FACE website holds a resource bank of Fact Sheets on a wide range of topics.

Click here for the Fact Sheets.


Countryside Classroom

Countryside ClassroomThe Countryside Classroom website holds useful information for schools and organisations wishing to participate in Outdoors Education.

The website also holds information on Places to Visit, Resources and People to Ask.


Tractor Puzzles

The Farm TractorA wide variety of tractor-themed puzzles in KS1 and KS2 booklets are now available to download!

Download the Tractor Puzzles for KS1

Download the Tractor Puzzles for KS2


Farming life: A family tradition
Farming Life

BBC News have written an informative article documenting the views of a family of farmers.

"For many farmers, working the land is in the blood; a job passed down the generations. But with farming in Britain at a crossroads, families are increasingly facing tough choices about their future. "

Click here for the full article.

The Grain Chain Website

Grain Chain WebsiteDeveloped with input from teachers, this useful learning resource offers visual, up-to-date materials which cover the key topics of arable farming, milling, cooking and nutrition.


Let’s Talk Farming

Lets Talk FarmingLet’s Talk Farming is the education brand for the NFU aimed to give children an overview of farming in the UK.

Two booklets have been developed to appeal directly to children.

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Toby and the Bees

Toby and the BeesFollow Toby on his latest trip to the farm.  Who is the strangely dressed Mr Bumble and what is all that buzzing that Toby can hear? And why does the answer involve eating a fantastic natural product?

Find out more and order your copies.

Why Farming Matters

Why Farming Matters

Food and farming are topics of great importance to all our lives but, even more significantly, they will involve challenges which children will have to face as they become the consumers, parents, politicians, leaders and thinkers of the future. They will be confronted with the challenge of feeding more than nine billion people on the planet by 2050.

These resources contains activities to encourage pupils to start investigating this fascinating area of work, to carry out research, to discuss issues in class and to start forming their own opinions.

Read how one school used the resource with all their classes..

Go to Why Farming Matters.

TES Resources
tesYou can also find many of our resources on the
TES Teaching Resources website.

Recipe IdeasA collection of Healthy Eating recipes and Competition Winning recipe ideas.

Download the Recipes

Food for Thought

Food for ThoughtFood for Thought is a FREE resource pack that introduces young people to the complex web of relationships and the variety of business decisions that combine to create a new food product.

Find out more and order your copy today.
Crunch & Sprout

CrunchLove it Eat it offers a pair of publications filled with interesting facts about the food we grow here in Britain. 

The books are designed to be easy to read, attractive, fun, and a useful, memorable, informative reference for readers from age 6 to 96 !

Find out more and order your copies today.

Valuing Villages

Valuing VillagesValuing Villages’ is a practical resource produced by Farming & Countryside Education. It uses as its starting point the former QCA Citizenship Schemes of Work ‘Choices’ and ‘Local democracy for young citizens.’ It has relevance for teaching pupils at Key Stages 2 and 3. The pack consists of teacher notes and a bank of photocopiable activities.

Download the resources.

Turkey Hat

Turkey HatThis children's turkey hat was created by FACE REC Bobbie Harvey.

Download, Print off, Colour in, Cut Out and Practise making turkey noises!

Download the Turkey Hat

3D Model Farm Animals and Fruit

3D CowThe FACE 3D Farm Animals, Tractor and Fruit created by FACE REC Bobbie Harvey are now available to download.

Download, Print off, Colour in, Cut Out and Enjoy!

Download the 3D Farm Animals, Tractor and Fruit.

Free Educational Resources from HGCA
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HGCA has an extensive range of FREE educational resources exploring the grain chain from field to plate.

Packed full of fun games and activities, the resources have been specially developed for children from primary through to secondary school (Key Stage 1 to 4). All resources are linked to the national curriculum.

Visit www.grainchain.com to order these resources.

This is Dairy Farming Website

ThisisdairyfarmingThisisdairyfarming.com is DairyCo’s consumer website, launched in 2010 to provide interested consumers and members of the press with facts about British dairy farming.

Watch a series of short films to learn about dairy farming in a few minutes. Features include a day in the life of a vet, a calf is born and robotic milking. http://thisisdairyfarming.com/at-the-moovies.aspx


An increasing body of research supports the value of learning about food, farming and the countryside. Here are a number of key papers if you want to delve deeper.

Click here for the Research.