Forests for all, forever

Where would we be without our fabulous forests? Time to find out!

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 240mins

Curriculum Objectives: 11

Subjects: Computing, Cross Curricular, D&T, English, PSHE

Resource Overview

Our forests give us many things like books, tissues, furniture and so much more. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. These resources will give an insight into how this works and allow children to explore our role within it. Use the resources in order over a term long project or pick a lesson on its own: perhaps start by designing a forest or by using role play to explore attitudes towards forestry. Thank you to the FSC for allowing us to share these resources, find more films and activities here:

Resource Assets


Lesson 1: Design a Forest

Explore some of the different processes and inter-relationships at work within the forest habitat.


Lesson 2: Conscience Alley and Freeze Frame

Explore attitudes towards forestry.


Lesson 3: Forest Stewardship Council

Explore how forests are used.


Lesson 4: FSC and Me

Explore the work of FSC: who it works with and what it does.


Lesson 5: FSC and You

Think about what we can do to support the work of FSC.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting information.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Year 3 and 4 (Age 7-9)
    • Discuss and record ideas.
    • Identify and summarise main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph.
    • Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction, reference books or textbooks.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Ask questions to improve their understanding.
    • Continue to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.
    • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates
    • PrĂ©cis longer passages.