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Young girl in yellow coat playing with pine needles on the forest floor

Age: Early years (age 0-5), KS1 (age 5-7), KS2 (age 7-11)

Activities for: A forest visit

Curriculum links:

EYFS: Understanding the world
KS1 and KS2: Animals including humans; All living things; Habitats; Movement


Forests provide many learning opportunities, and are fantastic places to observe habitats, minibeasts and other animals. Take your class to your local woodland for a great day out, that will also meet the needs of your science curriculum.

This lesson plan includes:

  • Pre-visit activities
  • Teacher preparation
  • A need-to-bring checklist
  • How-to guide
  • Post-visit activities
  • Discussion pointers