Woodland Words (KS1 & KS2)

Children are asked to create an exhibition showcasing the site and giving people valuable information.

The class will be given a tour of the site and asked to record anything of interest to them through note taking, photographs and audio recordings. They should include factual information, how the site looks, what plant and animal life can be found here and use descriptive ‘wow’ words.

Afterwards teams will complete a woodland scrabble challenge before going back to school to create the exhibition.

Literacy Objectives KS1

a) writing about real events
b) writing for different purposes
c) learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command
d) learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly]
e) learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

Literacy Objectives KS2

a) Opportunities to write for a range of real purposes and audiences
b) distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
c) retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
d) explain and discuss what they have read including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary
e) provide reasoned justifications for their views
f) identify the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
g) noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary

Outdoor education sessions cost £2.50 per child and last approximately 1hr 30 min – 2hrs depending upon the class size. All sessions cover the national curriculum’s speaking and listening targets as well as meeting a vast range of other learning objectives.

For more information, please e-mail woodlandsandriverbanks@durhamcathedral.co.uk