The National Curriculum Outdoors series of five books - KS1, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 - published by Bloomsbury Education offer a research-based objective-led scheme of work for each year group, providing learning across the whole of Key Stages 1 & 2 aligning activities with the National Curriculum programmes of study and with school expectations to show progression in knowledge, understanding and skills, enabling children and teachers to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of learning in natural environments.
The progression lesson plans for English, maths, science, history, geography, art and design, design and technology, music, French language (at KS2) and RE have been carefully planned to ensure progression across the key stages, providing a structure for children to learn whilst enabling primary teachers to grow their confidence in teaching outdoors.
The books have been written by Deborah Lambert, Michelle Roberts and Sue Waite and have a foreword written by Juliet Robertson.
As authors, we have many years of experience in practising high quality curriculum-based outdoor learning and the research underpinning such practice.
Find out our thinking behind the books by watching the launch video!
Recorded: 1 December 2020
Written by outdoor learning experts Sue Waite, Michelle Roberts and Deborah Lambert, this award winning, hugely successful, series of books support teachers in linking curriculum objectives to a progression of outdoor lesson plans for every subject and year group.
At this online session, hear from the authors themselves how the books evolved, the research behind the content, and how educators can use these to develop the outdoor learning at their schools.
The 'National Curriculum Outdoors - a complete scheme of work' provides an opportunity for a whole school approach to outdoor learning.
Find the free online resources to use alongside the books including the whole school curriculum coverage grid and parity grid for the Wales curriculum, by clicking on the link below.
The 'National Curriculum Outdoors - a complete scheme of work'
3 people passionate about outdoor learning come together to produce a resource to help you take your learning outdoors in a meaningful and memoragle way.
Schools provide a universal access point for equity of opportunity for engagement with nature through outdoor learning and activities and the associated potential benefits for health and wellbeing.
We can all make a difference to the children in our care.
Welcome to the website for Bloomsbury's Award Winning National Currculum Outdoors series of books