Learning Resources: Primary
The World Beneath Our Feet - A series of activities investigating soil.
Branching out into books - A list of woodland themed books.
Tree Stories - A story for each month about a Scottish tree. Available in both English and Gaelic:
Woodland learning activity postcards - A range of woodland activities in postcard form:
Scavenging around: setting up a woodland scavenger hunt
Carried away: investigating seed dispersal
What’s in the trees? exploring the uses of different parts of trees
My woodland journey: creating a woodland ‘journey’ stick’
Tied in knots: knots for shelter building
Woodland hideaways: suggestions for den building
Tree Measuring - Activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees.
Aibidil na Ghàidhlig le Craobhan: The Gaelic alphabet through trees - Each of the 18 letters of the Gaelic alphabet relates to a tree name. This bilingual poster lists the letters and the tree names in Gaelic and English.
Summer woodland activities - Woodland activities for summer
Carbon equivalent - Investigating how much carbon is produced by everyday activities and the role played by trees in storing carbon. Resource Cards
The First Foresters: explore the Neolithic in Scotland’s native woodlands - exploring the archaeology of Neolithic farmers, Scotland’s first foresters.
Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: imagining Mesolithic life in Scotland’s forests and woodlands - relating to the novel Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver and its hunter-gatherer woodland setting.
Our Scots Pine poster - An illustration of a Scots pine and the species it supports
Trees, people and the country estate: A resource exploring the Scottish Enlightenment and the development of the wooded landscape of Scotland.
Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment - An introduction to the story of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry.
Songs for outdoor learning - A collection of songs with a woodland setting.