Teaching

Here is where you will find all of the resources you need to support the GYOP project.

In 2021: we launched the new Block of work, a complete six week potato block of work with access to everything you need to support the GYOP project between planting and harvesting. Due to a lack of funding this year we have been unable to develop any new resources, hopefully for 2023 we will. In the meantime, the block of work will still work perfectly with the project, just pay no attention to the dates.

The block of work is adaptable to fit any age group and fits perfectly into the curriculum for; England under D&T: Cooking and nutrition, Wales under Technologies and for Scotland under Health & Wellbeing. With separate weekly plans ready to download for each.

Don't forget too to visit the Food - A Fact Of Life, where you can download lots of curriculum linked resources about potatoes and other foods.

Lesson Content

Lesson 1: The history of the potato

Download the worksheet

Lesson 2: Knowing potatoes

Download the PPT

Lesson 3: Growing potatoes

Download the PPT

This short video shows how the potato farmer harvests his potatoes and gets them ready for the supermarket, with 10 questions for children to answer once they have watched it.

Farm to fork video

Farm to fork quiz