The National Curriculum Outdoors: Year 4 presents a series of photocopiable lesson plans that effectively link curriculum objectives for each primary subject with motivating outdoor learning, enabling pupils to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of learning in the natural environment.
Sue Waite was Associate Professor at Plymouth Institute of Education. She led Natural Connections, the largest UK project on learning in natural environments funded by Natural England, DEFRA and Historic England, and has conducted many research projects on the educational and health benefits from spending time in the natural environment. Michelle Roberts is Assistant Headteacher at Callington Community College. Michelle works with a range of primary schools across all subject areas and secondary schools in PE. She has a passion for outdoor learning, PE and school sports and believes these are fundamental to a child's health, wellbeing and achievement. Deborah Lambert has a wealth of experience as a class teacher and as a lecturer in Further Education at the Learning Institute in Cornwall and Devon. Deborah is Outdoor Learning Consultant and delivers cross-curricular INSET and training sessions for schools.
These books are a timely and welcome addition to help primary
teachers grow their confidence and competence to undertake great
teaching - outdoors! -- Juliet Robertson * former headteacher and
education consultant specialising in outdoor learning,
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. Overall I have been really impressed with this series. -- Craig Armiger * Blogger, craigarmiger.wordpress.com *
The National Curriculum Outdoors books are a fantastic resource for primary schools. [...] 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. -- Dave Scourfield * Education Visits Coordinator *
I love these books so much [...] All the teachers in my school are using them because the activities work with whole class groups. -- Colette Morris * Primary school Headteacher *
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. -- Louise Edwards * Manager, Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development *