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 allows children to explore our role within it.
Forests play an important role in all sorts of literature, providing symbols and settings in classic texts, fairy tales, modern children’s stories and poems. A visit to the forest with your class can inspire creative writing, imaginative language and vocabulary, as well as providing the backdrop for role play and performance.
A wide range of practical maths perfect for a visit to your local forest and covering a wide range of curriculum objectives. Activities include tallying, estimating, shapes and patterns as well as a range of activities for back in the classroom.
Ranging from scene setting in which the children will become familiar with the forest environment to making maps, using symbols and developing associated language. It's brilliantly hands on and creative!
Using the poem, 'Tribute to Trees,' by Elizabeth Barling as a stimulus, this resource provides opportunities to develop the spoken word as well as comprehension, composition and performance skills. Activities include exploring acrostic poems, haiku and storytelling as well as follow up work for back in the classroom.
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
This illustrated storybook is incredibly inspiring for children to explore conservation in an imaginative way. Produced by the Scottish Book Trust, this book introduces children to the life of John Muir, a founding farther of the conservation movement, and provides a wonderful stimulus for imaginative performances and a wealth of discussion opportunities of how the life of one person has influenced the World. Great for year 5/6 English or alternatively as a series of assemblies to celebrate green week, Earth Day or John Muir Day.
Join three of intrepid explorers from Wombridge Primary School and Farmer Rob as they investigate the habitat of the hedgerow. Investigate the types of creature that live in this vital part of the farm and the amazing jobs that they do.