We have created some great lesson plans to be used in the forest. They contain links to the national curriculum, but are just as appropriate for non-education groups such as Brownies and Cubs.
Forest maths skills (PDF)
Forests provide endless learning opportunities, and are great places for studying many aspects of the key stage 1 and 2 maths curriculum, including number, shape, symmetry, estimation and measuring.
A visit to the forest with your class can inspire creative writing, imaginative language and vocabulary, as well as providing the backdrop for role play and performance. Suitable for KS 1 and 2.
Forests provide plenty of inspiration to enable children to compose poetry and write stories. A forest visit also provides numerous topics suitable for non-fiction reading and writing.
Explore with your senses (PDF)
Look around, sniff and smell, touch and listen, and discover your local forest
Terrific trees (PDF)
Games and activities to introduce your group to the wonderful world of trees
Get creative and make forest masterpieces from natural materials
Geography – Key Stage 1 (PDF)
Explore the forest identifying natural and man-made features, then make maps on paper or on the ground
Bring your DT curriculum alive, using wood from the forest to build towers and bridges
Minibeasts in the forest (PDF)
Play games and explore different forest habitats to discover the tiny creatures that live in this wonderful environment
Find out about climate change issues, the value of trees in the carbon cycle, and what individuals and schools can do to make a difference. Perfect for upper KS2.