Introducing our Outdoor Science and Nature Curriculum for Early Years—a comprehensive educational resource designed for primary school teachers, nurseries, preschools, Forest School leaders, and childminders.
This curriculum is carefully crafted to engage young minds with the wonders of the natural world. It seamlessly connects to the changing seasons, encouraging children to explore and understand the environment around them. Aligned with the new EYFS Development Matters framework, it is specifically tailored to meet the needs of reception-aged children, while remaining adaptable for younger ages as well.
Our curriculum takes the guesswork out of science and nature lessons, providing detailed plans that you can effortlessly pick up and teach from. No prior knowledge of science or nature is required, as we have meticulously designed the curriculum to be user-friendly and accessible to all educators. Whether you're an experienced teacher or a first-time childminder, you'll find our curriculum easy to implement.
One standout feature of our curriculum is its durability. We understand the importance of taking learning outdoors, which is why our materials are fully matt laminated. This ensures that you can confidently use the curriculum outside in various weather conditions without worrying about damage or wear. So go ahead and explore, learn, and embrace the elements with our Outdoor Science and Nature Curriculum for Early Years.
"It's amazing, it takes so much time out of the planning for next year! We do a lot of nature learning but this has so many new ideas." Sam Goldsworthy
"It's a really well thought out document, and delves deeper into a topic than I had ever thought to go. The wider opportunities sections are especially useful for our nature-mad son!" Lucy Brooke
NOTE: The Leaf and British Wildlife Flashcards used with the curriculum can be purchased separately here
The Autumn term lesson plans include 7 lessons for the first half term and 6 for the second. Each lesson plan includes:
- Learning aim
- Equipment list
- Lesson activities
- Links to the EYFS curriculum (for reception aged children, but suitable for younger ages)
- Wider opportunities
- Key words
I accidentally bought the autumn nature curriculum planner, which I was guttered about as these books aren’t cheap. But I loved it that much I ordered the spring planner the same day as my other book arrived. I work in a nursery and I will be running my sessions through these books. I can’t wait for a summer book to come out, I will be purchasing it as soon as it does.
Practitioner's Outdoor Science and Nature Curriculum EYFS Handbook Autumn Term
Love love love this purchase. For once it a curriculum full of educational suggestions that actually teach the children something new with activities that are doable for early years. Looking forward to purchasing more.
Having recently discovered Little Robin Education we ordered the curriculum and joined both book clubs for our Childminding setting. We are totally in love with it all, it's clear to see progression and depth of learning, yet all so simple and engaging. We can't wait to get started. Thank you so much.
As a childminder I like to follow the seasons and bring nature into our play. So I was thrilled when Jenny produced the Outdoor Science and Nature Curriculum handbook. The added bonus is
that it links in with the updated EYFS. It's going to be a great toolkit of ideas and inspirations, with continuous provision ideas, a handy list of books that support the learning and key words. I'm already a huge fan of the nature identification cards that can be used alongside the handbook. I genuinely can't wait to start using it in the autumn term!