Our Alfresco Year

12 months, 47 outdoor activity ideas = 1 amazing year

Would you love to spend regular time outdoors with your class?

  • Delivering memorable learning experiences and supporting your children’s holistic well-being
  • Watching their language, social and communication skills flourish
  • Stepping out into nature, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the learning you are delivering

Here’s your chance to do what you’ve always wanted to in your teaching!

Join in with Our Alfresco Year!

Whether you’re new to outdoor learning, or an experienced outdoor educator, the open ended, monthly nature challenges in Our Alfresco Year are designed to spark your inspiration, provide you with some fresh ideas and ignite your passion for outdoor learning!

Each monthly challenge is accompanied by curriculum areas and activity ideas adaptable across the primary age range.

Our Alfresco Year will enable you to deliver regular, short-burst, outdoor sessions to build up your confidence and experience in taking your whole class outdoors.

Our Alfresco Year Planner

Get organised and plan your outdoor sessions using the planner (please note the contents of this planner are not being changed for 2021/22). The activity ideas combine the monthly themes with varied curriculum areas, and are adaptable to all ages from Early Years to Key Stage Two. See even more preview images and videos on our social media channels.

The planner also includes notes pages and boxes for you to plan and prepare your outdoor sessions. Providing inspiration and organisation all in one place!

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Featuring editable text boxes for you to type your planning straight into and save to your device. Your download is accessible through our members area upon purchase.

How to get the most out of #ouralfrescoyear

  • Use the planner to organise how you will cover curriculum areas, using the activity ideas to support your planning
  • Set yourself a goal to complete the monthly focus to help you gain confidence and experience in teaching outdoors
  • Download and display the poster in your classroom to gain children’s interest and involvement
  • Gather even more inspiration via our social media posts!

Display your free poster in your classroom!

Excited to join us?

There is no obligation to share your activities on social media. But if you do decide to share, be sure to tag us and use #ouralfrescoyear so we can be on your journey with you!

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