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Signs of Spring
We go on a nature walk to spot the signs of Spring followed by activities focusing on plant parts and the lifecycle of plants. This is followed by a natural art activity using the materials collected on the walk.
Have a go at bird watching, learn about the parts of a bird and how to identify birds. Listen to bird songs and have a go at building a nest using natural materials. Find out what birds like to eat, go on a minibeast hunt and learn how to make a bird feeder.
Lifecycles & Food Chains
Go on a minibeast hunt, sort and classify minibeasts and then learn about the lifecycle of a plant and animal. Find out how plants and animals depend on one another by creating food chains.
Go on a scavenger hunt to find a variety of natural materials. Identify what the objects are and where they come from. Discuss the parts of plants and their importance in the lifecycle of a plant. Investigate the properties of the materials and how they are used by man. Children select natural materials to use to make a nest/shelter.
A whole day programme that combines the Super Senses programme and the Marvellous Minibeasts programme. Children practise using their senses before using them to explore a woodland habitat.
Go on an adventure to find as many signs of Autumn as you can. Learn how to sort leaves/seeds and identify trees by their leaves/seeds. Look at the lifecycle of a tree. Use natural materials to make natural art and crafts.
Plants as Producers
Children learn about the parts of a plant, tree identification, how to measure the age of trees, the lifecycle of a tree, uses of trees and properties of wood plus the importance of plants as producers.
Go on a welly walk to find out what plants and animals are around in winter. Find out what animals need to live and how they survive through the winter. Build a badger home and learn about the properties of different natural materials.
The Tin Forest
Find out about where all our rubbish goes before going on a leaf hunt, learning about the different parts of a tree and their function and the lifecycle of a plant. Play games to help understand the importance of plants before planting a seed to take home.
We are also happy to tailor-make a programme in order to link with class/year themes and topics.
Forestry England Programmes
Finding Art in Nature
Season of Mists
Tall Tree Tales
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