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Lesson 3

L.I.: To name and identify plants in woods and forests.

Success criteria

I can talk about woods and forests.

I can say how we look after woods and forests.

I can find out information and facts about woods and forests.

Let’s find out more!

Watch this short clip showing Marcus who works for the Forestry Commission down in the New Forest -

Now write down some ideas about how you think he looks after the woodlands and forests! Next week he will be telling you about some of the things he has to do to look after the forest.

Watch Marcus as he tells you about some leaves he has found in the New Forest!

Why not go for a walk with your family? Use your listening skills as you take in the forest atmosphere to do some ‘forest bathing’!  Watch this clip to see how it’s done!

Why not go on a hunt for different types of leaves?  Use the leaf identification sheet below and then draw and write about your chosen leaf!

Scientific questions to talk about at home

Why do some trees lose their leaves in the autumn and other trees don’t?

How can we care for and protect our woods and forests?

Key words

Woods, forest, buds, branches, tree trunk, leaves, roots

Extra challenge

Send in a photo of some different trees you have found in your local woodlands.  Can you describe the differences between the leaves?