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A couple of years ago the environmental services manager in Aberdeen City asked his staff about their work with local schools and nurseries. The response he received was quite considerable. It includes: [..read more..]

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It’s the start of the summer term – and to celebrate, I’ve just started a Facebook Group for all primary and early years educators interested in outdoor maths.

I’m hoping that people will share their ideas and experiences. I know so many people are doing some amazing work throughout the different stages of education. It would be lovely to be able to learn more this way.

Please hop over and join the conversation. 600 people have in the first 2 hours! See you there too 🙂

The Science of a Splat

8 April 2017
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Lashes and splashes of water

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Fairies – A Risk Benefit Assessment

1 April 2017
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Essential for anyone with a fairy garden

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The Woodland Project – Please Vote

27 March 2017

One vote, big difference

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In the beginning… starting from scratch to develop your outdoor space

18 March 2017
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Changing hearts, minds and practice

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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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Outdoor Nurseries, Forest and Nature Kindergartens in Scotland

13 February 2017
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A list of Scottish pre-school establishments

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Developing your School Grounds – Useful Books

13 February 2017
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Developing your school grounds or outdoor space is one of the most satisfying ways of increasing the amount of learning and play happening outdoors. To kickstart the process, it is a good idea to seek professional advice and do some reading on the subject. This blog post is all about the books which can help […]

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Give your old tarp a mathematical makeover

21 January 2017
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Best resource of 2016

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Pokémon Go – 7 Game-changing Approaches to Learning Outside

15 January 2017
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Developing a love of local wildlife

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A Recycled Xmas Tree

8 January 2017
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New life to the old tree

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A Christmas Light Walk

1 December 2016
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The magic of Christmas begins

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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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The Loose Parts Play Toolkit

19 October 2016
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It’s published! Download for free!

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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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Book Review: Vitamin N

10 October 2016
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Dip in, dip out, lots of practical suggestions

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Outdoor Weaving Inspiration

8 September 2016
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Lots of ideas – enjoy!

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Forming Letters Outdoors

30 August 2016
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How to make handwriting fun

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Frew Park Arena Playground, Brisbane – Urban Awesomeness!

24 August 2016
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No loose parts but high affordance design makes up for this!

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10 Ideas for Exploring Clouds

7 August 2016
Cloud Making

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.”

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Messy Maths is on its way!

6 August 2016
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My next book

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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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100 Maths Sessions Outside

6 July 2016
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Well done Andrea!

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Wooden Cable Drums – Developing Physical and Literacy Skills Outside

29 June 2016
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One repurposed resource which withstands a lot of wear and tear is the cable reel or drum that is used to store electrical wires. They are very flexible pieces of outdoor “furniture” which are worth seeking out in your local area. With sanding and painting, they can end up looking rather smart. Certainly a quick […]

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An Urban Mapping Art Project

25 June 2016
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Beach ball art work

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DIY Structures in a Swedish Outdoor Nursery

22 June 2016
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What would you build for a children’s nursery outside?

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Milk Crates

14 June 2016
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Many “crate” ideas (boom-tish)!

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Empty Classroom Day – Get motivated to get outside

11 June 2016
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Friday 17th June 2016

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Outdoor Learning & Play News

7 June 2016
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Check out the monthly round up!

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Shells – 10 ideas

4 June 2016
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To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination

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Well Dressing in Derbyshire – A Nature Art Custom

1 June 2016
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A village custom and a perfect outdoor art idea

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Rainbow Potions

23 May 2016
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Experiments never fail

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A Naturalised Outdoor Space for Babies

16 May 2016
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A lovely example from Australia.

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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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