"The National Curriculum Outdoors series is ideal for teachers looking to use outdoor contexts as part of their everyday teaching."
“The beauty of embedding teaching outdoors in every school’s new normal is that it has the capacity to achieve so many outcomes that we wish for our children, our society and our planet going forward”
“I think the language used in the key stage 2 books is enough to convince even the hardened ‘indoor’ teacher that the outdoors has much to offer and these books give a step by step introduction of how it can be incorporated into their scheme of work along with their other planning.”
“The National Curriculum Outdoors books are a fantastic resource for primary schools. When delivering both face to face and on-line training, I have shared them with teachers and they have been received very well. The books enable teachers to use their whole school sites and local areas as their learning spaces, and encourage active, imaginative and engaging curriculum teaching and learning. The books articulate that every space can be a learning space and that learning outside the classroom is not a subject. It is an approach to effective pedagogy.”
“I love these books so much I want another complete set can I get the 25% CLOtC members discount! All the teachers in my school are using them because the activities work with whole class groups. The children in Y6 requested a repeat of an activity done the previous lesson they enjoyed it so much. I am labelling the garden in French after half term using the mfl sequence of lessons.”
“We have just delivered our second CPD day for teachers based on the books. We had 40 Primary School teachers come along for each day and the feedback has been excellent. We used lesson plans from 6 subject areas in the books at Key Stage 1 and 2. Teachers felt inspired by the creative way in which they could deliver these national curriculum outcomes and in particular, the subject areas you wouldn’t necessarily think about teaching outdoors such as music and RE. The teachers used the ideas from the books to think of other topics they could teach outside and therefore, it gave them general confidence and motivation to develop their outdoor learning curriculum. The books are easy to use and come with some supporting materials on the Bloomsbury website. We can’t wait for volume 2!”
Bloomsbury's award winning series of Outdoor Learning books for teachers and outdoor practitioners