Farmer Jack: Chapter 4

Continue learning with Farmer Jack, this chapter explores food miles and seasonality (Chapter 4 of 5)

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subject: English

Resource Overview

Meet Farmer Jack! He’s got some fascinating stories to tell, all about growing and eating delicious fresh fruit and veg. In this video, Farmer Jack shows us around his orchard and polytunnel, and discusses the journeys our food makes before it reaches our plate.  

As well as being a great standalone resource, the Farmer Jack films can be used to inspire different areas of learning. After watching this video, why not encourage pupils to think more about food miles, and the impact that these can have on the planet? With this thought-provoking lesson from Send a Cow, children can compare their own diets with that of Mpho (a little boy from Lesotho), in order to find out more about healthy eating and food miles. This brilliant Eco Maths clip and associated resource will teach them even more on the subject.  

Follow Farmer Jack on his journey by watching the rest of our fabulous food films. 

(Click the zip file to download this chapter in hi-definition)

Resource Assets


English language resources (Send a Cow)


Welsh language resources (Send a Cow)


Teachers Presentation (Send a Cow)


Local Food Miles

BBC Eco maths


Farmer Jack Chapter 4 (hi-definition)


Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm).
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.