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Most schools are feeling the pinch in terms of having money to spend on resources and equipment. Thankfully, working outside does not have to rely on expensive kits. Here’s a selection you can make from cardboard, paper and other easily available materials.

Remember – your class can make their own kit! There’s lots of skills to be learned along the way. Many of the suggestions would also work as a collaborative project between older and younger children.

Now this is advance planning. As we are well into the summer term, you can immediately put your resources to good use. Better still, you can ensure systems are in place for next year, thereby reducing time, money and stress after the holidays 🙂 [..read more..]

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Last week I was passing through Ambleside en route south and made my habitual stop at Rothay Park. To my amazement there had been a significant change. Sixteen months ago, the park suffered badly in the floods of Storm Desmond. Thus plans were put in place to move the old playground to a less flood prone area that had greater prominence within the park. and give it a complete makeover. The previous playpark had evolved in a more haphazard way with no particular thought given to the overall design, I believe.  [..read more..]

The Stripy Sticks – A Subitising Challenge

13 May 2017
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Zebra maths 🙂

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Count Down to Outdoor Classroom Day – Win a Cosy Resource Each Day

10 May 2017
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Win resources every day up to Outdoor Classroom Day

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May is a Busy Month – Online Courses Happening!

3 May 2017
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Accessible worldwide!

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Fear Less: Hope More

1 May 2017
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Moving mindsets.

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Environmental Services – Support for Schools

24 April 2017
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Local council support

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Outdoor Maths on Facebook

17 April 2017
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Join the conversation!

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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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