If you go down to the woods today… there’s certainly a big surprise at the Dorman Museum! Students explore animals and birds from our fantastic collection, and learn about woodlands and forests, in Britain and around the world. They discover the difference between tree species and what trees need to grow. Through exciting games and activities students find out about woodland habitats, the animals that live there and predators and their prey. The session finishes with an art activity in which students can put all their new knowledge to work to create a large woodland frieze together. This is gathered up at the end for you to take away and make a beautiful class display.

Key learning outcomes:

Students will identify types and parts of trees as well as finding out what they need to grow and stay healthy. Students will identify and name a variety of woodland and forest animals and birds from our collections, finding out how they are suited to this particular habitat.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Collaborative learning

Planning a visit:

All staff led sessions at the museum are generally two hours long and run between 9.30-11.30am and 12.30 – 2.30.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children booked in per workshop session is 30.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Dorman Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.