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Taking Christmas Outdoors in 2020

Christmas is fast approaching and for the first time we find ourselves unable to deliver many Christmas traditions. Nativities are going virtual, Christmas...

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Clothing every teacher needs for outdoor learning this winter

We’ve all experienced that biting cold feeling in our fingers and toes in the winter. It’s enough to put many adults off outdoor learning for good. But...

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Teaching Pumpkin Maths

It seems as though every October social media becomes awash with pumpkin activities! There’s so many fantastic, hands-on learning opportunities presented...

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5 Natural Loose Parts for Outdoor Learning

Here at Alfresco Learning we are always raving about natural loose parts. They are our ‘go to’ resources to take the curriculum outdoors and no, they a...

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Bringing nature into our classrooms

It seems that the neutral classroom theme is here to stay, and why shouldn’t it? Neutralising busy classroom colours has been proven to have a calming ef...

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Outdoor meditation & mindfulness for children

Supporting children post COVID-19 is going to require lots of emotional support for our classes. It’s likely that the emotional impact of lockdown will t...

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How to unlock the learning potential in your outdoor area

It's human nature to want what we don't have. The same often goes for teachers in the form of environment envy! Whether you have woodland space, a large op...

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Establishing an Effective Outdoor Learning Environment

For today’s blog post we would like to introduce the very lovely Anna! We met Anna at a conference, her abundance in energy instantly won us over and we ...

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How to introduce your class to outdoor learning

During this time of lockdown, lots of us have taken a moment to reflect on our day to day lives & routines. Now with the return to school pulled back i...

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3 Books to Promote Curiosity Outdoors

If you’ve clicked to read this post it’s probably because you’re an educator who puts your children at the heart of education. Any educator who does ...

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