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Using Leaves for Learning – 10 Ideas

20 September 2013
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A collection worth looking at

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Exploding Leaves

15 December 2012
Leaf Explosions

Children like explosions and autumn is a great time for leaf explosions!

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Developing Thinking Skills with Leaves

26 September 2011
Leaf Thinking

What other thoughts might you have about leaves?

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Back to School? 10 Reasons to Get Outside the First Week Back

8 August 2017
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Simple ideas, minimal planning

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Garlic Mustard Pesto

8 June 2017
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Simple recipe from a common weed

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10+ Simple Resources for Outdoor Learning You Can Make With Your Class

23 May 2017
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No money? No problem.

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10+ Useful Fiction Books to Support Nature Play and Transition

18 February 2017
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Love books, love nature play…

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The Soapwort Experiment

27 October 2016
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Natural soap – a “handy” thing!

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St Andrew’s Day – 10 Outdoor Celebrations

22 October 2016
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Celebrate Scotland’s National Day – Outside!

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Masking Tape Shape Explorations

15 October 2016
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An arty approach to investigating shape

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10 Outdoor Tips for Starting Teaching

1 August 2016
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What you need when starting out-side

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10 Maths Challenges that use Cones

12 May 2016
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What would you do with a cone?

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Dandelion Play – 10 Ideas

8 May 2016
Dandelions

Recipes, games, challenges galore!

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8 Easy Minibeast Habitats Young Children Can Make

28 April 2016
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Giving little creatures a home!

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We’re Going on a Bug Hunt – Minibeast Magic

23 April 2016
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Top tips for bug hunting

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Leaf Fraction Walls

20 January 2016
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Take an idea and adapt it.

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Tree Identification Scavenger Hunt

1 November 2015
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A change from the norm… check out the size of one leaf!

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Halloween – 10 Fearsomely Good Outdoor Ideas

28 October 2015
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Are you too scared to read this ?

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A Whole School Approach to Outdoor Learning

6 September 2015
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A useful report from St Geradine School

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Wet Weather Nature Symmetry Circles

24 August 2015
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Today has been a wet, rainy day. It was perfect for creating nature circles – or mandalas – depending upon how you choose to introduce and contextualise the activity. For me, I am interested in the mathematical element of this work. I’ve blogged about symmetry several times using reflections as an introduction in the early […]

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Halfway There

29 March 2015
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Over 5 weeks have passed and it’s hard to believe that I’m more than halfway through my time working in Australia. I’ve had the privilege of working in Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Australia Capital Territory (ACT).

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Exploring Collective Nouns Through FreezePaint

24 December 2014
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Whilst attending the Real World Learning Network Conference back in November I had the opportunity to chat to Liz Earley, who works for the Field Studies Council. Once we discovered we both used iPads outdoors we took 5 minutes to share some apps. Liz showed me how she used FreezePaint to enable students to capture landforms observed in the local […]

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Outdoor Snacks and Drinks

6 December 2014
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‘”Hot soup was a jolly good idea, it’s so very cold this morning but then it’s very early, the sun is only just coming up – look!” They finished their breakfast watching the blue water turn to dancing gold, even the rocks gleamed in the sun.‘ Enid Blyton – The Adventurous Four. With the winter […]

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10+ Ideas for Windy Days

29 November 2014
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Wind is any horizontal movement of air. It’s the result of differences in air pressure. Air likes to move from areas of high pressure to low pressure. This can be demonstrated with a balloon. Inside a blown-up balloon are lots of molecules – many more than outside the balloon so it is an area of […]

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Holly

25 November 2014
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Nine years ago I planted a holly tree in front of my house. It has grown slowly but steadily and now stands at about 2m tall. Last winter I was delighted to discover that it was a female tree. There were three berries on it. This did surprise me because there are no holly trees that […]

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When Children Need the Toilet Outdoors

19 July 2014
The Star

Outdoor toilets – what to do…

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Health and Safety: Have you heard the latest…?

18 March 2014
HSE Myths

“Oh no, they cannot be serious!”

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The Mathematics of Festive Crafts

14 December 2013
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Recap the term’s work!

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The Art of Woodland Play

20 October 2013
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A playful forest walk

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Autumn Wires featuring Berries

12 October 2013
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A flexible approach to gathering seasonal fruits

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Leaf Multiplication

5 October 2013
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Learn your tables with leaves

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Leaf Play – 10 Ideas

28 September 2013
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Enjoy Autumn

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Leaf Art

24 September 2013
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Autumnal environmental art

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10 Ideas for Mud Play

4 June 2013
International Mud Day

29th June is International Mud Day…enjoy the mudfest with these ideas to celebrate mud!

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20 Something Maths Pictures

28 May 2013
Dandelion Disks

The whole point of maths outside is that it is real and relies on practical activities.

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Investigating Symmetry Outdoors Using Photo Booth

24 May 2013
Symmetry and Reflections

Following up on challenges and activities to further develop children’s core skills.

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Plant ID in a Parallel Universe

18 May 2013
Daffodils

Creating a “Top Trumps” type of database appeals to some children. Points can be awarded based on the plants characteristics.

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10 Little Stick Activities

26 April 2013
Stick Box

Sticks are possibly the most versatile play resource that nature ever invented.

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