English lesson plan

Learning Westonbirt

Age: Lower KS2 (age 7-9)

Activities for: A forest visit

Curriculum links:

Spoken word: Speaking audibly, giving descriptions, building vocabulary. Preparing and listening to poems, recognising different forms of poetry, participating in performances.
Reading: Comprehension (increasing familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends).
Writing: Composition.

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.

This lesson plan includes:

  • Pre-visit activities
  • A need-to-bring-checklist
  • Printable materials
  • Post-visit activities
  • Discussion pointers