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)

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

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. 

Tree Measuring

Tree Measuring
A range of activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees. Curriculum for Excellence: Early  to Third and Fourth Levels

Wolf Brother's Wildwoods

Wolf Brother's Wildwoods
This resource has been produced to support teachers who are reading the novel Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver with their classes. Set in Mesolithic times, the novel is not only an exciting read but also reveals much about the lives of hunter-gatherers who lived in Scotland 10,000 years ago. The resource aims to:
  • Bring the Mesolithic period to life through a series of woodland and classroom learning activities
  • Encourage pupils and teachers to enjoy spending time in their local woodland
  • Support teachers in delivering Curriculum for Excellence outcomes through outdoor learning

Woodland Workout

Woodland Workout
The Woodland Workout: an enterprising and active woodland trail. The resource includes an educator's guide, woodland activities and physical activities.

Our Scots Pine: Poster

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

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

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.
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