Maths in the forest lesson plan

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Age: KS1 (age 5-7), KS2 (age 7-11)

Activities for: A forest visit

Curriculum links:

KS1: Estimating, shapes, patterns, symmetry, number recognition and counting.
KS2: Measuring, recording, estimating, bar charts and pie charts.

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.

This lesson plan includes:

  • Pre-visit activities
  • A need-to-bring-checklist
  • Extensions of activities
  • Printable activity sheets
  • Post-visit activities
  • Discussion pointers