Bloomsbury's award winning 'National Curriculum Outdoors - A Complete Scheme of Work' series of books for KS1, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 offer research based objective led schemes of work for each year group, with a seres of lesson plans for English, maths, science, history, geography, art and design, design and technology, music, French language (at KS2) and RE.
The books can be purchased directly from Bloomsbury and from all other book retailers.
The National Curriculum Outdoors series is ideal for teachers looking to use outdoor contexts as part of their everyday teaching.
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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 Scotland and for the Wales curriculum, by clicking on the link below.
Experienced teacher, now lecturer and 'Taking Maths Outdoors' outdoor learning consultant Deborah Lambert (pictured here) and deputy headteacher and director of Wild Tribe outdoor learning Michelle Roberts were involved with the Natural Connections demonstration project, supporting teachers to embed outdoor learning in schools in Cornwall.
Former research fellow of Plymouth Institute of Education, outdoor learning specialist and author Sue Waite led that project which found that one of principal barriers to teaching outdoors was a lack of teacher confidence.
And so the these books were conceived; to support teacher confidence in linking outdoor activities to curriculum objectives and to save valuable planning time!
The award winning 'National Curriculum Outdoors - A Complete Scheme of Work' series of books for KS1, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 offer research based objective led schemes of work for each year group, taking every curriculum subject outdoors across the whole of Key Stages 1 & 2 aligning activities with the National Curriculum programmes of study and with Ofsted expectations, who look to see progression in knowledge, understanding and skills in line with their criteria, whilst enabling children and teachers to experience the health and well-being benefits of learning in natural environments.
Watch this online session, to hear from the authors themselves about how the books evolved, the research behind the content and how educators can use the books to develop a whole school approach to outdoor learnin.
The books have been written as a 'stand alone' resource, but if you require more support, we can offer INSET sessions tailored to your setting led by Deborah Lambert (co-author of the series) or provide the materials for you to deliver supported CPD training to your own staff.
“I love these books so much I want another complete set using 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.”
Colette Morris, Headteacher of Christ Church CE Primary School
“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.”
Dave Scourfield, Education Visits Coordinator
"Are you a teacher wanting to incorporate outdoor learning into your everyday teaching? Then the National Curriculum Outdoors series includes all the support and resources you'll need." Juliet Robertson
"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." Sue Waite
“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.” Craig Armiger Director of Outdoor Coaching UK
If you’re looking for more ideas linked to this series of books you might like to also join the National Curriculum Outdoors Facebook group:
Don’t forget to answer the membership questions as these allow admin to tailor the content of the group to your needs and interests
Training provided by the Deborah Lambert, co-author of Bloomsbury's award winning National Curriculum Outdoors series.