Living Uplands


Education Resources

From the outset, providing resources to encourage learning about our wonderful and diverse life on the Uplands has been a priority. Education packs (below) offer a series of free to use resources that provide topic plans and accompanying learning resources. 

The Black Grouse was the inspiration for Living Uplands and is the subject of our first Learning Pack. We added Resources to learn about the Curlew, a significant Uplands bird. A new Source to Sea pack will study the impact of plastics on the environment and along the River Wear in particular.

All of these Resources are suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 learning. The packs can be downloaded as a whole or in modules accessed by a dropdown menu within each pack.

Feedback is always welcome via our contact form or by contacting the Education team at Durham Wildlife Trust which has been instrumental in the design and content.  

BLACK GROUSE


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Age Range: 5 - 11
Key Stage: 1 - 2

The Black Grouse is a red list endangered bird. This free educational resource provides both topic plans and learning materials in five modules, starting with Let the investigations begin along with Habitat, Adaptation, Life Cycle and Food Chains. The materials are designed to be suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. There are fact sheets and examples included, where required.

By going to the page [View more] you can either download the entire pack to the right of page, or each module may be reviewed and downloaded individually using the drop down menu further down the page. 

Within the Let the investigations begin module there is a Background Links download that provides a useful list of materials from a variety of sources about the Black Grouse.

We would welcome feedback either by use of our contact form or speaking with the Education Team at Durham Wildlife Trust which has greatly assisted in designing the packs.

CURLEW


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Age Range: 5 - 11
Key Stage: 1 - 2

The Curlew is a red list endangered bird. This free educational resource provides both topic plans and learning materials in five modules, starting with Let the investigations begin along with Habitat, Adaptation, Life Cycle and Food Chains. The materials are designed to be suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. There are fact sheets and examples included, where required.

By going to the Curlew page [View more] you can either download the entire pack to the right of page, or each module may be reviewed and downloaded individually using the drop down menu further down the page. 

Within the Let the investigations begin module there is a Background Links download that provides a useful list of materials from a variety of sources about the Curlew.

We would welcome feedback either by use of our contact form or speaking with the Education Team at Durham Wildlife Trust which has greatly assisted in designing the packs.

SOURCE TO SEA


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Age Range: 5 - 11
Key Stage: 1 - 2

These SOURCE TO SEA Education resources provide an understanding and knowledge of how the River Wear is connected to the North Sea, and how our everyday use of plastic items can have an effect on both these habitats. We need to better understand the impact of plastics in the environment and what we can each do to make better use, and reduce waste of, plastics.

This free educational resource provides a topic plan and learning materials in three modules, starting with Our Amazing Oceans along with The River Wear, and Plastics in the Environment. The materials are designed to be suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. There are fact sheets and examples included, where required, and lots of fun activities for school or home learning.

By going to the Source to Sea page [View more] you can either download the entire pack to the right of the page, or each module may be reviewed and downloaded individually using the drop down menu further down the page. 

We would welcome feedback either by use of our contact form or speaking with the Education Team at Durham Wildlife Trust which has greatly assisted in designing the packs.