Nature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for students and children to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!
We know that taking classes outside can be challenging. So we have created an Outdoor Learning Curriculum Series!
Each lesson is mapped to the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum or the Early Years Learning Framework and contains all the tools required for teachers and educators to feel fully prepared when taking their class outside.
These free to access lesson from Early Learning to Year 10 cover Science, Mathematics, Geography and Visual Art outcomes from Foundation to Year 10 through a range of engaging lessons that cover:
- Recognising patterns, sorting and categorising objects and measuring for Early Learning children
- Rhyming poetry and movement based activities for Foundation
- The different types of habitats and the story telling ability of artwork for Years 1 & 2
- Parts of speech and creating grid maps for Year 3 & 4
- Constructive feedback skills and the importance of trees and leaves for Year 5 & 6
- Probability and Geometry in a real world context for Year 7 & 8 maths students
- Climate change impact in the school yard and the interconnectedness of ecosystems for Year 9 & 10 students
Check out the digital library which is full of videos, infographics, factsheets, research and news articles to support teachers/educators and students to get outdoors.