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
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Early Years Teacher's Pack contents:
• This scene setting section of the teacher's pack will enable learners to get to know the forest and its environment.
Programme 1 – Explore and discover the forest
• EYFS – Understanding the world; Mathematics;
• Geography KS1 – geographical vocabulary; geographical skills; place knowledge
Programme 2 – Design, make and evaluate
• EYFS – Physical development; Expressive arts & design
• Design & technology KS1 – design, make, build, evaluate
Programme 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!
Top 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.