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The ProgrammeFuelling a Revolution

In the tables below you will find links to pdf versions of a number of different sets of worksheets and teacher's notes as follows;-

  • 'Wood Workers' from Fuelling a Revolution education materials
  • 'Doorstep Detectives' ( worksheets and teacher's notes on activities around the school and playground )
  • 'Forest Keepers' ( worksheets and teacher's notes on activities in the local environment) from 'get, set ... Grow'
  • Woodlanders ( a collection of classroom activiies and games linking to different areas of the curriculum based on a visit to a local woodland)

The Wonder of Wood

A brand new collection of curriculum linked pupil activity sheets and teachers notes on every aspect of wood, timber, forests and woodland.

This can form the basis for a fully integrated topic covering aspects of science, maths, Literacy, history, geography, technology and art as well as covering aspects of sustainability and conservation.


Note that many of the resources listed on the Key Stage 1 Resource page and the Key Stage 3 Resource page may also be suitable for your requirements.

A. 'Wood Workers'

Unit of Work Brief Description Curriculum Area Related Schemes of Work
Read All About It Writing and designing a leaflet about a Heritage Woodland. English/Literacy National Literacy Strategy
Girth & Gaps Measuring trees and woodlands. Maths/Numeracy National Literacy Strategy
Life Cycles Observing different stages in the life cycle of trees and flowers. Science QCA Science unit 5B 'Life Cycles'
What Lives Where? Identifying animal habitats in a woodland environment. Science QCA Science unit 4B 'Habitats'
Grow your own
A 'Short Activity'
Growing seeds found in the woodlands. Science  
A 'Short Activity'
Following 2 metre trails on the woodland floor. Science  
What am I?
A 'Short Activity'
A short game involving the identification of woodland creatures from descriptions. Science/Literacy  
Pictures & Plans Making use of maps and photos of the Heritage Woodlands. Geography QCA Geography unit 6 'Investigating our local area'
Do You Come Here Often?
Investigating and promoting public use of the woodlands. Geography/Citizenship QCA Geography unit 19 'How and where do we spend our time?'
Signposts Designing signposts and trail markers for one of the woodlands. Art & Design QCA Art unit 4C 'Journeys'
Ephemeral sculptures
A 'Short Activity'
Using woodland materials to create temporary sculptures. Art & Design  
Colour matching
A 'Short Activity'
Matching woodland colours Art & Design  
Slide show
A 'Short Activity'
Using attractive leaves to make a 'slide carousel'. Art & Design  
Woodland Adventures A selection of 'outdoor and adventurous' activities, suitable for use in the woodlands. P.E. QCA P.E. units on 'Outdoor and adventurous activities'.
Predator - Prey
A 'Short Activity'
A short role-play game about predators and their prey. P.E./Science  

B. 'Doorstep Detectives'and 'Forest Keepers' from 'get, set.... Grow'
Unit of Work Brief Description Curriculum Area
My Tree Investigating and describing an individual tree English
Leaves Investigating and drawing tree leaves. Art/Science
Tree Measurements Measuring the height and girth of a tree. Maths
Minibeasts and Minibeasts Recording Table 3 methods for the finding of minibeasts, on and around trees, and a table to record the minibeasts found using these. Science
Minibeasts Key A basic key to identify minibeasts. Science
Investigate a Minibeast Drawing and describing a minibeast Science
Tree Testing Theories Comparing the minibeast fauna of two different trees. Science
Mallard and Water Feet An example of how water birds are adapted to their environment  
Blackbird Finding the food required by a blackbird. Science
Flight Paths and Movements Observing and recording the flight paths and movements of birds. Science
Pond and Water Life Study Water Minibeast key and methods of study Science
Tree Works Identifying the different parts of a tree and their functions. Science
Tree Seeds Drawing a seed and considering factors affecting its development. Science
Tree Growth A table with which to record the growth of a planted tree seed. Science
Soil and Site Observations Detailed soil study and how to record site conditions.  
Shapes and Sizes 1 Measuring the area of leaves Maths
Shapes and Sizes 2 Calculating an estimate of the number of leaves on a tree and of the surface area of its canopy. Maths
  Shapes and Sizes 3 Using height, circumference and diameter to calculate the volume of timber in a tree's trunk. Maths

C. Woodlanders

1. 10 Ideas for a Woodland Walk. Simple ideas to make a woodland walk interesting. Science
2. A Winter Woodland Walk What to look out for in different seasons Science
3. A Spring Woodland Walk.   Science
4. A Summer Woodland Walk   Science
5. An Autumn Woodland Walk   Science
6. Our Historical Woodlands Comprehension. Literacy
7. Ten Tall Oaktrees A Poem for Acting Literacy
8. The Way through the Woods An atmospheric poem by Kipling Literacy
9. Log Fires A Traditional Poem literacy
10. Name these Trees 1 Common Tree Identification Science
11. Name these Trees 2   Science
12. A tree Trail through your Wood Tick sheet with tree identification. Science
13. A Tree Quiz Identification of Trees from Photos of different features Science
14. Woodland Crafts Traditional Woodland Crafts History
15. Building in Wood - Post and Truss buildings. Traditional building techniques History
16. Building in Wood - Cruck Buildings   History
17. Wood You Believe It? The many uses of wood. Design Technology
18. Woodland Habitats 1.   Science
19. Woodland Habitats 2.   Science
20. Woodland Foodchains 1.   Science
21. Woodland Foodchains 2.   Science
22. Woodland Web A Game for 4 players Science
23. Woodland Wildflowers Common Woodland flower identification Science
24. Season Grid for 23   Science
25. Key to Woodland Minibeasts Simple key to woodland invertebrates Science
26. Minibest Game for 25   Science
27. Woodland Birdwatch Identification of 12 common woodland birds Science
28. Adaptation to the Woodland Environment. Examples of how different species are adapted to their environment. Science
30. Tree Recognition Card Game Cards with leaves, tree, flower, seed etc of common trees. Science
31. Identification charts of features of common deciduous trees. Key for above or use as classroom displays. Science
32. Why are Trees Important to us? Some picture clues and labels illustrating some of the major reasons for planting trees. Cut out and match game or use as introductory class activity on tree planting. Science

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