Harvest Thali (KS2)

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This lesson was streamed live on Wednesday 4th October 2023

Together we’ll learn:

  • Where chapati flour comes from
  • How to safely prepare chicken
  • Where garlic comes from
  • All about yoghurt and meet some brand-new calves
  • The functions of different parts of plants and their requirements for life and growth, animal and human nutrition.
  • How a variety of ingredients are grown, reared and processed.

Download These Additional Learning Activities for Before, During and After the Live Lesson!

Learning objectives:

To explore reversible and irreversible changes.

To know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

To prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

Before the lesson:

Make Rayeesa’s secret paneer recipe and observe the changes of state that take place during the recipe.

During the lesson:

Challenge your learners to complete this trivia trail during the live lesson!

After the lesson:

Feeling inspired after watching our Harvest Thali live lesson? Now it’s your turn to make one of your own! You can find Rayeesa’s secret recipes for the perfect thali here!

Ask a STAR Question!


Your pupils can be in the lesson, all you have to do is record them asking a question (mobile or ipad recordings) and share them to social media using the details below, for a chance to have them answered LIVE by an expert!

You can upload your video entries to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Make sure to tag @NFUEducation and use the hashtag #harvestthali to be in with a chance.


Primary school children sat in the classroom watching an NFU Live Lesson on a big screen

Meet the Stars!

Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

Chef and Entrepeneur

Jennie Devine

NFU Education Manager

Joshua Payne

Chief Education Manger

Elaine Smith

Dairy Farmer

Karl Grevatt


Lukasz Sipior

Coriander Grower

Nazmu Nahar Shaful


Share your photos with us during the lesson using the hashtag