There are many resources suitable for Primary aged children in our Resource Library. You will find our featured resources below but there are many more available – you can search using key words or topics.
Have you considered doing a Scottish Junior Forester Award with your group ? This is a simple award which can be undertaken using some of our resources. You can find more information and register for the award here.
Featured Primary Resources
Tree Stories (English)
A story about a Scottish tree for each month with supporting information folklore, recipes and facts about each tree. Tree Stories was written by Claire Hewitt over a year and inspired by Highland Perthshire’s beautiful fauna and flora. Each story was created during the month with which its tree is linked in folklore. Tree Stories is also available as a pdf in gaelic.
The World Beneath our Feet
A series of activities investigating soil: one of the world's most precious and overlooked resources. Curriculum for Excellence Levels: Early to Third/Fourth. We hope that this suite of resources will inspire you to explore the wonderful and diverse world to be found right under our feet, and your feedback for further development of this resource is warmly welcomed.
A range of activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees. Measuring the properties of trees – their height, spread, girth and internal structure – provides a window into the world of work. In professional forestry and similar professions, these measurements carry real value and meaning Curriculum for Excellence: Early to Third and Fourth Levels
Woodland Workout - Teacher's Guide
A set of Physical Activity Cards that can be used alongside the Woodland Workout - Physical Activity Cards and the Woodland Workout - Activity Cards. To enable all children (aged 3-14 years), to participate in enjoyable learning experiences in local woodlands and other outdoor environments such as playgrounds and parks, that will develop enterprising knowledge, skills and attitudes and promote physical health and wellbeing.
Our Scots Pine: Poster
A beautiful poster of Scotland's national tree "Our Scots Pine", illustrated with a selection of the flora and fauna associated with the tree, as well as uses.
The First Foresters - Explore the Neolithic in Scotland’s native woodlands
Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, perhaps the greatest stone circle of them all. But have you heard of its neighbour, Woodhenge? This learning resource moves beyond the familiar stone circles of prehistory to explore the archaeology of our lost timber halls and timber circles. An inspirational blend of discussion, practical and creative indoor activities and outdoor woodland learning, the resource draws on the work of leading archaeologists to describe a very different Neolithic – one not of stone but of wood. Following on from Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods, where we imagined the world of the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living within the wildwood, we now visit the Neolithic farming pioneers and imagine the world of the first foresters working within the wildwood. Our key objective is to explore the interconnected ideas of Neolithic first farmers, first foresters and first builders – and to encourage indoor and outdoor learning by ‘thinking like a first forester’.
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.