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Key Stage 1 & 2

Amazing forest

Children will learn about the parts of plants and trees, what they need to grow and about the trees and their importance in the local environment through fun games and activities. “Forest explorers” includes a sensory activity walk to discover the trees of the forest in a unique way.

National curriculum: KS1: Science Sc1 – 1a, b, 2f, Sc2 - 1a, 1c, 3a-c.
KS2: Science Sc1 – 1a, b, Sc2 – 1b, 1c, 3a-d
Suitable for: Key Stage 1 & 2


Sensory Seekers
Children are encouraged to make full use of their senses in exploring the forest.  The group will take part in a variety of exciting sensory activities discovering the forest in a new and inspirational way. Magic mirrors, blindfold games and smelly cocktails are just a few of ever popular activities.

National Curriculum: Science: Sc1 - 2f,h, Sc2 5a, English En1 - 8C, Geography 4a, b  
Suitable for: Key Stage 1 & 2.

Trees for LifSchool children den building during a forest school visite- sustainable shelters
Children will test their teamwork and communication skills during this practical activity building survival shelters from natural materials in the forest. Depending on the age and ability of your group you may wish to build mini shelters.
National Curriculum links: Design & Technology 1a-d, 2a-e, 3a-c, 4a,b, 5b,
English 2a,b, 3a,b, PSHE 1a-c, Citizenship 1a-c.
Suitable for: Key stage 1 & 2

Forest ArtChildrens leaf art. A circle of autumn maple and acer leaves.

Let the children’s imaginations run wild creating natural art pieces and sculptures based on the work of famous environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy. This activity is best in the Autumn when the children can use the colourful leaves to produce their art.  Lots of other natural arty activities using a range of materials are included in this programme.

National Curriculum links: Art and Design – 1a, b, 2a, b, c, 4a, b, c,          5a, b, c, d
Suitable for: Key stage 1 & 2

Habitat InvestigatorsMinibeast hunt Wyre Forest

Pupils will investigate and compare the trees, plants and animals in two different habitats the forest and grassland. Children will discover different micro-habitats and using a variety of collecting techniques they will discover the minibeasts of the forest and grassland. Adaptations and food chains will be discussed.  

National Curriculum links: KS1: Science Sc1 – 1a, 2a, b, f, g, h, Sc2 - 1a, 1c, 5a - c.
KS2: Science Sc1 – 1a, b, 2a-c, e, h, i, j, Sc2 – 4a – c, 5a - f
Suitable for: Key stage 1 & 2

Pond Dipping (currently unavailable due to a new pond being created)

Pupils investigate a pond habitat investigating the plants and animals present and using keys for identification. Using the information collected they will record results, investigate food chains and adaptations.

National Curriculum links: KS1: Sc1 – 1, 2a, b, e, f, g, Sc2 – 4b, 5a-c
KS2: Science Sc1 2i-m, Sc2 4a-c, 5a-f.
Suitable for: Key Stage 1 & 2
When: April to July

Perfect Pollinators and Dynamic Dispersal

Come on a journey to discover how the plants and trees of the forest at Delamere make their seeds and how they disperse away from their parents to have all the resources they need to germinate and survive.

National curriculum links: Science Sc2 - 1b, 1c, 3a-d. 
Suitable for: Year 5-6

Habitat Experts

This activity looks closer at plants and animals in the environment, how they are adapted to local conditions, predator-prey adaptations and how animals and plants can be put into food chains to explain their feeding relationships.

National Curriculum links: Science Sc1 - 2j-m, Sc2 4a-c, 5a-f.
Suitable for: Year 5 & 6

Senses and Literacy in the ForestMaking clay faces on a pine tree

Using the forest we aim to capture and inspire the children's imaginations to enhance their literacy skills. The children will explore the forest and take part in a number of sensory activities to produce adjectives, similes, alliteration, metaphors, onomatopoeia and personification. A follow up session back in the classroom can be included to produce a piece of creative writing.

National Curriculum links: English En1 1a-f. 3a, b, En3 1a-e, 2a-f, 7a-c

Suitable for: Years 3-6

BushcraftChildren at a campfire cooking bread at a forest school

Children will learn the skills of surviving in the forest. We will learn how to build survival shelters and different methods of fire lighting. We will finish off toasting marshmallows on the fire. Maximum of 20 in a group.



Programmes may also be adapted to suit your needs. Please contact


Delamere Office

0300 067 4340

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