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Teaching Trees offers fully funded woodland visits for schools and groups with children aged 3+. Led by our highly experienced Education Officers, our visits are curriculum linked and create knowledge and understanding through experience of the natural world. 

Our free school visits programme is currently available in 9 regions across England. To find out if we have sites in your area, go to "Where are we?".

To book your visit, please contact your local Education Officer for more details and to discuss availability.

Programme 2020 - 2021

Each of the topics below is a 2 hour session filled with games, activities, story telling and discovery to inspire your group. At some sites we are also able to offer a full day visit, please check availability with your local Education Officer.

 

Woodland Ecosystems

 EYFS and KS1

  • Signs of the Season
  • Seeds and Life Cycles
  • Sounds of the Forest
  • Little Red Riding Hood (Tree and Animal ID)
  • Minibeasts
  • Food chains
  • Hedgehogs, hibernation and homes

KS2

  • Seeds and Life Cycles
  • Surviving in the woods
  • Hunter Gatherers
  • Treasure hunters ID challenge
  • Contrasting locations – rainforests and native woodland
  • Contrasting locations - broadleaf and coniferous woodland
  • Climate Change
  • Producers, Predators and Prey

Woodland Management

KS1

  • Mapping and symbols
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Active woodland management

 

KS2

  • Woodlands under Attack
  • Mapping, co-ordinates and scale
  • The Forester Challenge (Numeracy)
  • Active woodland management
  • Junior Foresters Award

Forestry and Timber

EYFS and KS1

  • The Three Little Pigs (Timber construction)
  • The Billy Goats Gruff (Bridge building)

 

KS2

  • What have forests ever done for us?
  • Careers: the role of the forester
  • Materials – properties of timber

Please note that not all topics are available at all sites and some may only be available at certain times of year. Please contact your local Education Officer for more details.