Learning resources

Resources

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/packs/trees.htm
Woodland Trust – Nature Detectives
70 sheets to choose from themed on Trees. Also sheets on lots of other subjects (birds, mini beasts, storytelling etc)
See also Download page. Pages require login (free) to gain access via access code received by email.

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/index.htm
Variety or resources submitted by other teaching professionals that are free to use

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/wildbritain/field_guides/tree_id.shtml
BBC Nature web site – including this Trees In Winter field guide

http://www.ourweboflife.org.uk/index.html
A survey of conker trees and pests that attack them

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk
All kinds of resources for primary teachers classified under various aspects of the curriculum
Eg Science Life Processes; Green plants; Variation and classification; Living things in their environment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers
Teacher’s resources from the BBC

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/science/contents_plants.htm
Teaching Ideas on all sort of topics including Looking at Leaves, Pollination, Germination

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/search/index.html?q=trees
1000s of items to download for free
Eg. Woodland words, Trees banner, Leaf posters, Tree Photos

Maryon Wilson Park Trees KS1 & KS2 Curriculum Ideas
Tree Curriculum (requires PDF reader).

Science
Identify and Classify
Parts of trees – leaves, branches, trunk, roots, flowers, fruits/seeds, bark
Different tree types
Life processes
Growth – sun, food, water
Age of tree (link to maths)
Reproduction / Seeds
Seed classification
Seed distribution – wind, flight, animals, water, humans
Pollination – Bees
Properties
Trees sizes
Leaf shapes
Bark texture
Wood
Habitat
Animals, insects, birds
Time
Seasonal Changes (link to geography)
Conservation
Environment – e.g. litter in the park, tree maintenance
Forests – importance of; threats to; logging
Oxygen (O2) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Maths
How old is the tree?
Measure its height and girth – estimate its age
Count tree rings – how big was it when I was born (link to history?)
Measure size and areas of leaves

History
Investigate the history of the park
Who created it? When? Who owned it afterwards? What did they do with it? Who owns it now?
Changes in the Park
What has changed in the park over the years? How can you tell what used to be?

Writing
Write a story about a wood
What happened there? Who was involved? How did it end?
Describe a tree
Use as many adjectives as possible – describe all the parts

Art & Design
Draw Realistic Trees
Learn to draw a few realistic looking trees – not just ‘lollipop trees’ – using careful observation
Leaf Prints
Use tree leaves to make prints
Imitate Tree Rings
Create an imitation section of a tree using ‘rings’ made of layers of paper
Autumn Montage
Produce a montage of autumn colours using leaves and seeds
Bark Rubbing
Create rubbings of a series of trees
Paint the seasons
Paint a picture of a park scene during each season of the year
Mapping
Draw maps of the park or part of it

Geography
Seasonal Changes
Seasonal affects on trees, plants & animals
Forests and Logging
Investigate the affects of logging on rain forests
Environment
Litter
Damp areas
Features
Springs and streams, paths and slopes, hills and valleys
Mapping
Create a map of the park or part of it