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Curriculum Links and Learning Objectives

Amazing Animals

Curriculum Links:

KS1 / 2 Science – working scientifically; animals including humans; living things and their habitats

Learning objectives could include:

  • To discover that different locations/habitats support a different variety of plants and animals.
  • To find out how animals adapt to the seasons.
  • To identify animals and their habitats (including micro-habitats).

Fantastic Forests

Curriculum links:

KS1 / 2 Science – working scientifically; plants; animals including humans; seasonal changes; living things and their habitats

Learning objectives could include:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of woodland animals and plants.
  • To find out how plants adapt to the seasons.
  • To identify different trees though their shape, leaves and bark.

Natural Art

Curriculum links:

KS1 / 2 Art – using a range of materials creatively; using sculpture to develop and share ideas and imagination; using colour and pattern, texture, shape and form in the development of artworks

KS1 / 2 Science – seasonal changes; everyday materials

Learning objectives could include:

  • To explore natural resources and to compare things that are alive, dead or have never been alive.
  • To work creatively with natural materials to produce an artwork or sculpture.
  • To explore using senses and discuss ideas.

Sensory Explorers

Curriculum links:

EYFS – communication and language; physical development; understanding the world.

KS1 Science – everyday materials; seasonal changes; living things and their habitats.

Learning objectives could include:

  • To develop an awareness of the environment through observations.
  • To experience a new environment and sensory experience.
  • To encourage speaking and listening skills.

Shelter Building

Curriculum links:

KS 1 / 2 Design and technology – generate and communicate ideas through discussion; select from and use a range of materials and components, according to their characteristics; building structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable; evaluate ideas.

Learning objectives could include:

  • To plan, make, evaluate and improve structures in the outdoor environment.
  • To work together as a team.
  • To develop problem-solving skills.
Last updated: 31st July 2017

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.