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School resources

We want you to have a good time in the woods

To help you learn, explore, understand and have even more fun in Joydens Wood here are our learning packs for schools, clubs and families to use with children in the wood. So if you are a teacher, club leader, mum, dad, gran, uncle... take a look, get some inspiration and ideas then get out there for some green fingered fun.

The downloads are all themed and completely free, they are made up of activities to do at home/class before visiting the wood, in the wood itself and after the visit. You can pick and choose which activities you would like to do and use the easy to follow directions sheet to find where to do them. They are all curriculum linked to help teachers with lesson planning and are targeted at KS2 students.

Before you visit

To make it easier for you plan your visit here is some helpful information and ideas.

Suggested itineraries (PDF, 0.2MB)

The resource list by topic (PDF, 0.2MB)

Joyden's Wood fact file (PDF, 0.2MB)

Risk Assessment (PDF, 0.3MB) and Risks to be aware of (PDF, 0.2MB)

Wildlife

Discuss, touch, find, feel, think and imagine your way to learning more about the amazing variety of wildlife who live in Joydens Wood. Find our more about their relationships with each other and this unique ecosystem. This pack (PDF, 1MB) contains activities to do before the visit, in the woods (with directions) and after the visit using what you found out.

History

From the lives of our Anglo Saxon ancestors to battles of the second world war, Joydens Wood has an amazing history. Discuss, touch, find, feel, think and imagine your way to learning more about the amazing variety of wildlife who live in Joydens Wood. This pack (PDF, 0.4MB)  contains activities to do before the visit, in the woods (with directions) and after the visit using what you found out. You can learn, feel, act, think and explore your way through the centuries.

Directions

An easy to follow guide (PDF, 0.2MB) to help you run the activities in the right place and find your way around using clearly marked trails. Contains the directions for both the Wildlife and History guide.