Teaching resources to support the curriculum
You should by now have received your kit for GYOP 2017. Here is where you will find all the curriculum linked resources to support this years project, including 12 potato-based lessons.
We have also added some extra on line resources that you can download on the Make the most of GYOP 2017 page
Special Educational Needs resources
We think that it is important that everyone learns how great
potatoes are and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy balanced
diet. So, we have had a new set of resources developed for schools
with special needs children. They include worksheets, lessons,
factsheets and even signs, symbols and songs covering key
information about growing, potatoes and being healthy.
We hope you and your students find these resources helpful
and enjoyable and would love to hear your feedback. Plus if you
would like any further advice on teaching your students about
potatoes do get in
Growing and harvesting a healthy crop
We also have guidelines to help you
grow and harvest a healthy crop. Study our ‘plant
health’ reference chart to maximize your yield and then check
the accuracy of your results using our helpful weighing guide.
The twelve potato-based lessons are organised under the
The lesson notes are designed to provide the basic structure and
content for lessons, but will need to be tweaked to meet the needs
of individual classes. Under the ‘task’ section there
is a suggested task for children aged 5-7 and one for children aged
Worksheets,PowerPoint presentations, factsheets, recipes and video
clips are available to support the lessons. Where
resources are available, these will be listed on the lesson notes
in bold font.
In addition to the lesson notes and resources, the following
documents are available: