Learning Resources

As field trips are unable to go ahead, at the moment, we have decided to bring the heathland to you and your classrooms.  Take a look at some of our short virtual lessons taken out on our Dorset heathlands.  Keep an eye out for new ones we will be posting soon.  The lessons are linked to the National Curriculum and aimed at specific key stages.

 

In addition the education team would love to continue supporting our teachers by offering free live and virtual lessons, which can be bespoke to fit into your units of study, as well as advice on outdoor nature  activities that you could run in your school grounds.  If you are interested in these and would like to know more, please get in touch with Sarah, the Education Coordinator sarah.allen@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Find links to other online Education Resources here

Virtual lesson 1 - Introducing the heath

Virtual lesson 2 - The dry heathland habitat

Virtual lesson 3 - The wet heathland habitat

Activities for children here

 

Nature crafts

Make A Flower Press

create a picture using a homemade flower press

Art

Colour in Sammy

 

Time to get creative

Nature Crafts

leaf smash

Create delicate patterns from leaves and petals

Fact File

Smooth Snake

Find out about diet, habitat, behaviour and rarity

Nature crafts

Make a nest

Explore what it is like to build  a nest

fact file

Sand Lizard

Find out about diet, habitat, behaviour and rarity

Nature Crafts

Micro safaris

Get up close and personal to the natural world

Art

Colour in Andy

 

Time to get creative

Art

Colour in Firefighter

 

Time to get creative

Nature Crafts

Natural paint brushes

Create your own paint brushes from nature

Art

Colour in Bob

Time to get creative

Fact File

Ladybird Spider

Find out about diet, habitat, behaviour and rarity

Fact File

Dartford Warbler

Find out about diet, habitat, behaviour and rarity

Nature Crafts

Clay Animals

 A tactile activity to create clay animals

Science

Classification

Sort animals into groups using their features

Art

Colour in Dannii

 

Time to get creative

Nature crafts

Nature mobiles

Hunt for natural materials to design a mobile

Fact File

Silver Studded blue

Find out about diet, habitat, behaviour and rarity

Nature Crafts

Create your own

 

Jam Jar Lanterns

Nature Crafts

Create your own

Butterfly Puppet

Nature Crafts

Create your own

 

Fairy Elf Gardens

Nature Crafts

Create your own

 

Butterfly Feeder

BBQ Campaign

BBQ1.jpg

Art

BBQs Burn More Than Bangers

Time to get creative

BBQ2.jpg

Art

BBQs Burn More Than Bangers

Time to get creative

BBQ3.jpg

Art

BBQs Burn More Than Bangers

Time to get creative

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Art

BBQs Burn More Than Bangers

Time to get creative

Other Online Education Resources

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Educational Resources and Activity Sheets

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership: Activities and Resources

OPAL Discover Heathland: Free Teaching Resources for School (Primary / GCSE / A-Level)

Back from the Brink:

Explore Dorset's Heath Worksheet

How healthy is your Heathland Activity Sheet

How healthy is your Heathland ID Sheet

ABOUT US >

The Partnership's aim is to alleviate urban pressures on the Dorset heaths brought about by new residential development in the area.

This is achieved with a combination of wardening, an inclusive education programme, access management and fire risk assessment and heath management.

There are several strands of monitoring to establish baseline data and to gauge success of work and projects. 

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