The award winning 'National Curriculum Outdoors: a complete scheme of work' series of books provide an opportunity for a whole school approach to outdoor learning.
The series provides progression in knowledge and skills across the key stages and is clearly linked to the National Curriculum objectives.
The books can be purchased directly from Bloomsbury and other book retailers.
New Bloomsbury publication 2024!
Supporting schools to deliver the DfE Sustainability and Climate Change strategy - outdoors
The National Curriculum Outdoors series of books have been written by Deborah Lambert, Michelle Roberts (and her guest writers) and Sue Waite and have a foreword written by Juliet Robertson.
The Sustainability and Climate Change Curriculum Outdoors is our latest book to be published by Bloomsbury (2024) with Alun Morgan.
Find out more about the author team and see links to further reading and research
Co-author and Wild Tribe trainer Deborah Lambert provides flexible and creative training in curriculum-linked outdoor learning for schools, teachers and teaching assistants across the country.
Working with the DfE Teachers' Professional Development Standards, the training develops practitioner knowledge and understanding (and thus confidence) to deliver effective and memorable outdoor learning across themes in all curriculum subjects.
She also delivers outdoor learning to KS1 and KS2 children in Devon and Cornwall.
Co-author Michelle Roberts (Wild Tribe Outdoor Learning) provides curriculum linked outdoor learning with children and outdoor learning practitioner award training for teachers and teaching assistants to schools in Cornwall and Devon.
Wild Tribe also has a dedicated You Tube channel to support home learning - outdoors!
Based on (and extending) the progressions in Bloomsbury's National Curriculum Outdoors series of books and Sustainability and Climate Change Curriculum Outdoors book, this practical training day is delivered by author Deborah Lambert.
Participants will explore a range of practical activities aimed at building skills, knowledge and growing teacher confidence in the delivery of outdoor learning .
Being an outdoor learning coordinator / practitioner in a setting can seem a lonely job at times!
Would you like to be part of a network of like minded practitioners?
Deborah Lambert is chair of the Natural Schooling Research Interest Group (RIG).
We welcome new members and meet on line once a term to share ideas, share research and practice around a theme.
Deborah led the Erasmus+ Natural Schooling project, innovating curriculum delivery through outdoor learning with schools in the UK, Sweden, Spain & Italy.
Intellectual Outputs (IO) 1 handbook, IO6 project evaluation report (written by Josie Cuffe & advised by Sue Waite) & IO7 free training programme for those wishing to develop a Natural Schooling approach in their own settings (written by Deborah) are available from the project website.
The authors have many years of experience in practising high quality curriculum-based outdoor learning and the research underpinning such practice.
Find out about the awards the National Curriculum Outdoors books have achieved.
Find out what people are saying about the books, support and training
Deborah Lambert is a former primary and SEND / SEMH teacher, now FdA and BAAP lecturer for the Learning Institute and outdoor learning consultant, who delivers tailored outdoor training for teachers and schools as 'Taking Maths Outdoors'.
Michelle Roberts is an assistant headteacher and founder of the outdoor learning programme 'Wild Tribe' which delivers training and resources for teachers with an emphasis on engaging with the curriculum outdoors.
Sue Waite is a former Associate Professor in Outdoor Learning at Plymouth Institute of Education. She led Natural Connections - the UK's largest learning in natural environments research project - and has conducted many research projects on outdoor learning.
Look out for our book launch CPD events in
Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire and Dorset in March 2024!
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