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KS1 Programmes


Super Senses

Using our senses (​sight, sound, touch and smell) we explore the woodland habitat, learn about plant structure  and function, lifecycle and what plants need to survive.

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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.​


Brilliant Birds

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.


Marvellous Minibeasts

Find out what a woodland habitat is like to live in.  Learn how to find minibeasts in a variety of micro-habitats,  identify them and their place in woodland food chains.


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.


Natural Materials

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.


Woodland Explorers

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.


Autumn Explorer

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.


Woodland Art

Using their senses the children explore texture, pattern and colour whilst creating individual and group art  using  natural materials.


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.

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Winter Wonderland

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

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Growing Green


Natural Sculpture

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Season of Mists

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Tall Tree Tales

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Woodland Detectives

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