Downloadable Resources

Published 16 March 10

Educational Resources - Downloadable resources

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Dairy ProductionDairy Production  
Farming and animal welfare activities for primary schools
Published: Sept 2006
Curriculum links at KS1 and KS2
Science - Humans and other animals, life processes, living things in their environment
Geography - enquiry, skills, sustainable development

  • Discover where Britain's dairy farms are located, and why
  • Imagine a day in the life of a dairy
  • Debate the Five Freedoms guaranteed for every dairy cow

The Dairy Production pack, a resource exploring aspects of dairy farming and animal welfare and supporting science and geography at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Developed and written by practicing teachers, the Dairy Production pack:

  • Introduces pupils to the working life of a dairy farm
  • Explains how the natural life process of the cows form the basis of the dairy industry
  • Demonstrates the importance of good animal welfare practices
  • Follows the processing story from farm to table

The Dairy Production pack contains:

  • Teachers' Notes booklet with background information and curriculum links
  • 10 colourful activity cards for pupils with a variety of practical activities and investigations and lots of great photographs
  • Colourful poster for classroom display

This publication is available as a hard copy contact dairyco@edist.co.uk and also as a set of PDF files. Download

Hard copies of the Dairy Production Poster Pack which complements this resource are now available to order. The pack consists of one A1 poster of the Dairy Farming Year and 5 x A3 double sided posters. To order your poster pack please contact dairyco@edist.co.uk


Milk MagicMilk Magic
Published: 2004
Milk Magic is an interactive education pack aimed at raising awareness of the health and nutrition benefits of milk and methods of milk production in Scotland. The materials are relevant to a number of areas of the curriculum but in particular to the attainment outcomes 'people and place' of the Environmental Studies Guidelines 5 - 14:Social Subjects (Levels A - D) and Health Education Guidelines 5 - 14: Nutrition Education (Levels A - D).

Special features include:

  • Notes for teachers with curriculum links and background information
  • Background text for direct teaching or for independent use by learners
  • Flexibility of use - Milk Magic can be used as a self-contained learning and teaching resource, complement existing topic studies or sources and be used to supplement programmes of study

This publication is available as a set of PDF files. Download


FFL logoFood - a fact of life - www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
Launched - Nov 2005 (further developed and updated 2010)

Food - a fact of life provides a progressive approach to teaching about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming from 3 to 16 years. This site provides a wealth of free resources to stimulate learning, ensuring that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.

This website:

  • Provides advice, support and downloadable resources for teachers teaching about food in school.
  • Contains interactive whiteboard activities for children.
  • Supports healthy schools initiatives throughout the UK.

Food - a fact of life provides a comprehensive and progressive approach to teaching about food, cooking and healthy eating in UK schools ensuring that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered through a whole school approach. To aid progression, and differentiation, information is provided through a series of fundamental Key Facts for different age groups. These Key Facts are delivered through 3 exciting modules:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Cooking and Food Skills
  • Food and Farming

Key facts for all modules are supported by their own:

  • Teacher's Guides
  • Worksheets
  • Posters
  • Activity Cards
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities
  • Videos

To visit this extensive and exciting resource, click here


Fabulous Milk Finger Puzzle 11 June 09
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Cows Colouring Picture 11 June 09
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Dairy Farm Colouring Picture 11 June 09
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Childrens activities
We have a wide range of children's activities for you to download including colouring pictures, posters and puzzles.

Click here to access our children's activities download section.