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Lesson 5

L.I.: To name and identify trees in woodlands.

Success criteria

I can talk about different trees.

I say how we look after woods and forests.

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

Watch this clip of Marcus working down in the New Forest.  Why do you think he needs to wear a helmet sometimes?  Have a look as he shows you some of the tools he uses and then watch a tree being felled!

Marcus-Tools and tree felling

Marcus suggested we get to know more about trees by playing this 'Tree Top Trumps'!
Have some fun learning this song about an oak tree!

Scientific questions to talk about at home

Why do woodlands and forests need to be cared for?

Why are some trees protected?

What do trees and woodlands provide for us?

Key words

Forest, woods, trees, species, trunk, branches, leaves, roots, canopy, forestry

Extra challenge

Make this life-cyle of the Oak tree.  Can you describe how the tree changes over the year?

Where is the oldest oak tree in England?