Rural Science

 

Year Group

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

 

7

 

 

Health & Safety on UK Farms

Common causes of death and injuries to children on UK farms.

Staying safe on farms.

Role of H & S Executive.

Roles and responsibilities, consequences of unsafe practice.

 

Horticulture

Clearing display containers of weeds and dead plants.

Winter maintenance of containers.

Digging over raised containers and improving soil quality.

 

Poultry Topic

Traditional breeds and their origins.

History of bloodlines used in modern poultry production.

Role of the Romans in the dispersal of breeds across the world.

 

Horticulture

Students to plant a wide range of flowering plants and vegetable seeds in greenhouse.

Care for seedlings i.e.watering, transplanting, thinning out.

Poultry Topic

Poultry rearing systems, indoor and outdoor systems.

‘The Egg’ – parts of the egg and their role.

Incubation of eggs and care of chicks.

 

 

Horticulture

Preparing planting containers.

Soil improvements.

Planting raised beds, containers and hanging troughs.

Care of plants – watering, weeding, dead heading.

 

8

 

 

Pig Topic

Identifying traditional and modern breeds of pig.

Identify why rare breeds fell out of favour for commercial rearing systems.

The ‘perfect’ pig.

 

Horticulture

Clearing display containers of weeds and dead plants.

Winter maintenance of containers.

Digging over raised containers and improving soil quality.

 

 

Pig Topic

Rearing Systems- indoor and outdoor systems.

Welfare laws and requirements.

Pig health and illness/diseases.

 

Horticulture

Students to plant a wide range of flowering plants and vegetable seeds in greenhouse.

Care for seedlings i.e.watering, transplanting, thinning out.

Pig Topic

Pig identification – ear tagging, tattoo ‘slap’ mark, ear notching.

 

Cuts of meat and processed meats.

 

Horticulture

Preparing planting containers.

Soil improvements.

Planting raised beds, containers and hanging troughs.

Care of plants – watering, weeding, dead heading.

 

 

 

 9

 

 

Sheep Industry

Rare and modern sheep breeds.

Role of hill and lowland breeds/flocks.

Safe handling/turning.

Physical health checks of ewes and tup prior to breeding season.

 

Horticulture

Clearing display containers of weeds and dead plants.

Winter maintenance of containers.

Digging over raised containers and improving soil quality.

 

 

Sheep Industry

Sheep health – identifying healthy/unhealthy sheep, sheep diseases and notifiable diseases.

Role of pure bred and cross bred sheep.

Assist with all aspects of lambing and care of ewes and new born lambs.

 

Horticulture

Students to plant a wide range of flowering plants and vegetable seeds in greenhouse.

Care for seedlings i.e. watering, transplanting and thinning out.

 

 

Sheep Industry

Selecting lambs for market.

Carcase grading.

Assist with shearing.

Medicate ewes/lambs to prevent ‘Fly strike’

 

Horticulture

Preparing planting containers.

Soil improvements.

Planting raised beds, containers and hanging troughs.

Care of plants – watering, weeding, dead heading.

 

 

10 & 11

 

 

Btec Land Based Studies

Unit 17 Assist with the Care of Animals –animal welfare legislation, signs of good/ill health, reducing animal stress, animal natural behaviours, animal environment.

Feed/water livestock, maintain/clean feeding equipment, monitor and report on animals feeding habits.

 

Qualification:

Btec Land Based Studies

Entry level 3 or Level 1 Award or Level 1 Certificate.

Btec Land Based Studies

Unit 21 – Farm Animal Health- Identify different animal breeds and gender types, animal identification methods, record and maintain animal medication records, move farm animals, safely restrain farm animals and safe working practices.

Btec Land Based Studies

Unit 41 – Assist with the basic Preparation and Operation of a Tractor –

Pre-start checks, basic driving, fuel the tractor, use of front end loader, using a trailer; attach a rear mounted implement, safe use of implements, identifying risks/hazards, take appropriate action to avoid risks/hazards, Health and Safety laws and best practice.