Senses Alive!

Forests provide endless learning opportunities, and are great for sensory exploration. Take your class for a visit to your local woodland, and use all five senses to discover it.

Years: 1, 2

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 7

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

Focusing on the senses, students will explore sound to create a listening map, taste to enjoy a woodland picnic, touch to hug a tree, sight to match natural colours and smell to create a woodland perfume

Resource Assets


Lesson Plan

An easy to follow, effective lesson plan with plenty of opportunities for development or simplification.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
    • Key Stage 1 (Age 5-7)
      • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
        • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
          • Ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
          • Observe closely, using simple equipment
  • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
    • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
    • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
    • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds if animals and plants, and how they depend on each other