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Early Years Teacher's Pack

Get your paws on our Early Years Teacher's Pack – a curriculum-linked pack of activities for Early Years and Key Stage 1

Free resource for teachers

The Early Years Teacher's Pack is a free learning resource, which contains curriculum-linked activities, to teach learners about forests and how they're looked after for people and wildlife. All the activities have been designed to be used outdoors, in your local woods, park or school grounds. Plus, children can complete our fun Gruffalo-themed forest activities at home!

How to get your free downloadable Early Years Teacher's Pack

Get your hands on the Early Years Teacher's pack, and sign up for more resources!

Early Years Teacher's Pack contents:

Gruffalo Teacher's Pack - Introduction

Scene setting

This scene setting section of the teacher's pack will enable learners to get to know the forest and its environment.

Gruffalos Teacher's Pack - Programme 1Programme 1 – Explore and discover the forest

• EYFS – Understanding the world; Mathematics;
• Geography KS1 – geographical vocabulary; geographical skills; place knowledge

Gruffalo Teacher's Pack - Programme 2Programme 2 – Design, make and evaluate

• EYFS – Physical development; Expressive arts & design
• Design & technology KS1 – design, make, build, evaluate

Gruffalo Teacher's Pack - programme 3Programme 3 – All about animals

• EYFS – Understanding the world; Communication and language
• Science Year 1 – animals, humans, senses

Gruffalo forest activity sheets

Get your hands on some exciting Gruffalo-themed activities that children can complete at home with their families. From animal food hunts to The Gruffalo evidence challenge, colouring sheet and wordsearch, these sheets provide a valuable link between school and home!

Cardinham Forest SchoolTop tips for learning outdoors

We want to make it as easy as possible for teachers to provide lessons in woods and forests, so we've pulled together ten tips to help you take learning into the great outdoors.

Why take learning outside?

Research (by CLOtC) suggests that good quality learning outside the classroom adds significant value to young people’s learning. This is why we want as many children and teachers as possible to have the opportunity to visit one of our 1500 woods and forests.

We provide a range of downloadable activities and our learning teams are available to offer health and safety advice for self-led school visits. Contact us for more information.

Last updated: 2nd August 2018

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