Outdoor classroom day is part of a campaign to ensure that children spend some time outdoors every day. So that schools can participate on a day that fits with their term dates, the UK and Ireland campaign celebrates Outdoor classroom cay twice each year, in May and November.

The resources compiled in this collection include activities for children to go outside to look at the natural world or how to use the outdoor environment to teach other topics such as mathematics and space. In addition, some resources show teachers how the experience of learning outdoors can have a positive impact on children's learning.



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Outdoor Learning with Forest School

From Teachers TV, this video shows outdoor learning, organised by a Forest School leader. This approach encourages an appreciation of the natural world, building self-esteem and confidence by regularly visiting special woodland sites.

The Forest Schools concept originates from Scandinavia, where there has...

Minibeast trackers

In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play.

This lesson enables students to:

  • Treat animals in the environment with care and sensitivity
  • ...

Learning Outdoors

This programme from Teachers TV shows how one school uses the school grounds as a valuable resource for learning across the primary curriculum, especially in numeracy. Pip Mann a Year Three teacher at Hook Primary School in Goole passionately believes in the benefits of learning outdoors.

Using the...

Classification Activity Pack

This resource provides a range of indoor and outdoor practical activities, suitable for students across the primary phase. Activities are designed to help children identify and name a variety of common plants and animals and link to work on minibeasts, habitats and classification. Many of the activities are cross-...