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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!

To celebrate the end of term, we will be giving away ten 'What on Earth? Trees' books. To enter, simply download the Early Years Teachers Pack between the 1 - 30 July.

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.


Competition terms and conditions:

1. Valid entries are people who have download the Early Years Teachers Pack between the 1 July - 30 July.
2. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries made through agents, third parties, organised groups or any entry duplication method will not be accepted.
3. There is no cash alternative to the prizes stated, and the prizes are not transferable. The prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. If winners are unable to take the prize for whatever reason a redraw will take place.
4. The opening date for the competition is1 July 2018 and the closing date is 30 July 2018
5. There will be ten winners who will receive a copy of 'What on Earth? Trees'. The winners will be picked from all valid entries, randomly, and notified within 7 days of the closing date.
6. The Forestry Commission’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered in to.
7. The competition is open to UK residents, except employees of any party connected with the promotion.
8. Entry implies acceptance into these terms and conditions. The entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions. By entering, you accept to and be bound by the terms and conditions.
9. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances outside its control make this necessary.
10. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties but will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid consumer disappointment.

Last updated: 29th June 2018

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