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Curriculum-linked days

  grasshopper
  rock erosion
 

Visit us and learn in a beautiful woodland setting on an organic farm a mile from the beach at Beesands, South Devon. All days are led by experienced teachers with Forest and Beach School qualifications. Please see below for our range of curriculum-linked packages, including:

We can also tailor packages to suit your specific requirements.

Animals

Age range: Key Stage 1

Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse findings. Compare woodland, pond, lake, hedgerow habitats. Learn about the
different food chains. Resources available for teachers to use back
in the classroom. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores,
    herbivores and omnivores

  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals
    (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

Download PDF flyer of Animals package from Forest and Beach.

Rocks

Age range: Key Stage 2

Explore and find rocks in our woodland and farm setting complete with quarry and woodland ‘laboratory’.

  • investigate and classify

  • learn how fossils are made and make own fossil

  • walk through farm to beach and explore the great expanse of shingle and slate on Beesands Beach

Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on
    the basis of their appearance and simple physical
    properties

  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when
    things that have lived are trapped within a rock

  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic
    matter

Download PDF flyer of Rocks package from Forest and Beach.

Seasons

Age range: Key Stage 1

Visit us and learn in a beautiful woodland setting on an organic farm a mile from the beach at Beesands. Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse findings.

Experience the season and learn about weather, make a treasure box of the season and an anemometer to take away. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • observe changes across the four seasons

  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

Download PDF flyer of Seasons package from Forest and Beach.

Early Years Forest School

Come and visit our fantastic woodland and farm at Forest and Beach. Spend the day in the woods under our parachute complete with fire pit and seating. Go on a ‘backpack’ walk, collect woodland treasures, make fairy dens. Allow children to explore freely and interact with each other in a stimulating environment. Observe your children in a different setting. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

EYFS days at Forest and Beach are led by experienced Early Years teachers.

Other options include pond dipping, farm walk, book theme days and more.

Download PDF flyer of Early Years Forest School package from Forest and Beach.

Habitats - key stage 1

Age range: Key Stage 1

Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse findings. Compare a range of habitats, woodland, pond, hedgerow, lake and beach all within walking distance. Days led by experienced teachers with Forest and Beach School qualifications. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and
    things that have never been alive

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and
    describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of
    animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including
    micro-habitats

  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the
    idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

Download PDF flyer of Habitats - key stage 1 package from Forest and Beach.

Habitats - key stage 2

Age range: Key Stage 2

Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse findings. Compare a range of habitats, woodland, pond, hedgerow, lake and beach all within walking distance. Days led by experienced teachers with Forest and Beach School qualifications. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and
    things that have never been alive

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and
    describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of
    animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including
    micro-habitats

  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the
    idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

Download PDF flyer of Habitats - key stage 2 package from Forest and Beach.

Plants - key stage 1

Age range: Key Stage 1

Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse the plants. Plant with us in the Spring and revisit in the Summer or Autumn to harvest. Resources available for teachers to use back in the classroom. Days led by experienced teachers. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and
    garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen
    trees

  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety
    of common flowering plants, including trees

Download PDF flyer of Plants - key stage 1 package from Forest and Beach.

Plants - key stage 2

Age range: Key Stage 2

Explore the woodland and use our ‘outdoor lab’ to analyse findings. Investigate pollinators on the farm, experiment with seed dispersal. Come and plant and return to harvest! Days led by experienced teachers. Prices start from £150, book a follow up visit for discount.

Curriculum coverage, statutory requirements:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering
    plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light,
    water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary
    from plant to plant

  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
    explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering
    plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

Download PDF flyer of Plants - key stage 2 package from Forest and Beach.

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Forest and Beach is a member of the Forest School Association

South Devon OutdoorsNational Outdoor Events Association Awards 2015Sustainably Active in South Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyForest School Association

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