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Farming and Fishing (Local Landscapes)

  • Salmon fishing in the Severn
  • North Ham cow

The rural landscape of this area has been shaped by dairy farming and food production over hundreds of years. Take a look at our pages on Farming and Food and Fishing for a local introduction.

Farming and landscape can be linked to a range of curriculum subjects including Science, Geography, Design and Technology, English and Art. Take a look at the resources produced by Farming And Countryside Education and The Countryside Classroom for great ideas to link local landscapes and food production to the curriculum.

Curriculum links:

  1. Pupils should be taught human geography including types of settlement and land use (KS2 Geography).
  2. Pupils should be taught to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination (KS1 Art).

Ideas for activities:

  1. Use this as an example of the land use in the area and compare and contrast this to other local land use, for example industrial and residential.
  2. Take a look at “A Year on a Dairy Farm” written by local Funky Farmer Richard Cornock. Richard can also give talks and tours of his farm in Tytherington, Gloucestershire.
  3. Listen to the story of  local fisherman Allan Knapp and get inspired to make a putcher!

 

Did You Know?

Many farmers  in the levels would also own fishing rights locally and would earn their income from both farming and fishing, particularly salmon and eels which were abundant.

The evidence of putcher rows can still be seen as a row of wooden stakes stretching out into the Severn at low tide from the Severn Way by Whale Wharf (near Littleton on Severn).

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