Y1 - Teaching Trees - visit to Matfen Woods

10th May 2017

Dear Parents and Carers


Y1 – Royal Forestry Society Teaching Trees – woodland visit – May 2017


Y1 will take part in a RFS Teaching Trees woodland visit at Matfen Woods on the morning of Wednesday 10 May 2017.  The visit links to our science unit of work this half term.  The children will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.  Activities will including walking through woodland, looking at trees, den building, bark rubbings and drawings.


We will be travelling by coach – leaving school at 9.00am.  We will be back in school in time for the children to have their school lunch.


Clothing and Water Bottle

The children need to be appropriately dressed for the weather and terrain. 


  • The children should wear their school sweatshirt and polo shirt and will also need to wear trousers suitable for a visit to Matften Woods. 


  • Wellington Boots are essential as they will be walking through woodland. 


  • Please also ensure that your child has a warm/waterproof coat.


  • The children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only) to take on the visit. 


  • The children also need to bring in their school trousers/skirt so that they can change into these on their return to school. 




In order for the visit to go ahead we need to ask parents/carers to pay a contribution to cover the cost of the coach travel and the small charge made by Matfen for use of their facilities.  The cost of the visit will be £3.00 per child.  Payment can be made in cash or by cheque (cheques should be made payable to NCC – please mark your child’s name and Matfen Woods on the back of your cheque).  Please return the attached reply slip with your payment by Friday 5 May 2017. 




Teaching Trees would like to take some photographs of the children as they take part in this event.  Please indicate on the attached reply slip if you are happy to give your permission for photographs to be taken and used as detailed.  RFS state that no child will be individually identified in their material. 



Miss Jewitt

Year 1 Teacher