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I wrote and co-wrote these resources for teaching literacy, numeracy, thinking skills/P4C and Outdoor Learning ideas. I own Thinking Child and we used to publish beautiful 'hard copy' resources for schools. These are a selection of those - some are free - some now sold at a bargain price - to make them as accessible as possible to teachers and children.

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I wrote and co-wrote these resources for teaching literacy, numeracy, thinking skills/P4C and Outdoor Learning ideas. I own Thinking Child and we used to publish beautiful 'hard copy' resources for schools. These are a selection of those - some are free - some now sold at a bargain price - to make them as accessible as possible to teachers and children.
Outdoor Numeracy Activity - Mass /Statistics /Line Graphs - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Activity - Mass /Statistics /Line Graphs - KS1 & KS2

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This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Length, Perimeter, Area - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Length, Perimeter, Area - KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “Squash” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Maths Trails - KS1 & KS2 pack of Ideas
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Outdoor Maths Trails - KS1 & KS2 pack of Ideas

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This booklet is to provide ideas for all teachers in Key Stages 1 & 2 to take their children outside to do a maths trail. THe first few pages have 20 generic ideas, covering a range of mathematical concepts and difficulties. The 2nd section has an Outdoor Maths Trail page per year group - (Year 1 - Year 6) . They are all adaptable to your school context and your children. A great starting point to get more children doing maths outdoors. There are many more Outdoor Numeracy Lesson ideas and resources in the Thinking Child shop.
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Venn diagrams - Upper KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Venn diagrams - Upper KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “Venn Diagrams” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Number Sequences - Outdoor Numeracy ideas - KS1 /KS2
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Number Sequences - Outdoor Numeracy ideas - KS1 /KS2

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This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : “Hang it Out” Washing line and paper/pens outdoor activity. Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Length -Ratio & Proportion- Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Upper KS2
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Length -Ratio & Proportion- Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Upper KS2

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This activity, “Make a Bolt for It” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Activity: Geometry, Position & Direction KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Activity: Geometry, Position & Direction KS1 & KS2

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This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Measurement & Length - Outdoor Numeracy Ideas - Upper KS2
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Measurement & Length - Outdoor Numeracy Ideas - Upper KS2

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This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : “Go the Extra Mile” Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Number Bonds:  KS1 & KS2 Outdoor Learning Numeracy
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Number Bonds: KS1 & KS2 Outdoor Learning Numeracy

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Using an outdoor, run around game and very little equipment children will enjoy using physical activity to make sense of number bonds - according to their age and stages This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor numeracy Lesson ideas - Money, Addition/ Subtraction - KS1
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Outdoor numeracy Lesson ideas - Money, Addition/ Subtraction - KS1

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This activity, “Wheels on the Bus” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Doubles & Halving - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Doubles & Halving - KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “Twins” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Shape & Angles - KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Shape & Angles - KS2

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This activity, “Turning Point” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Time & Duration - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Time & Duration - KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “Time & Duration” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Volume & Mass - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson ideas - Upper KS2
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Volume & Mass - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson ideas - Upper KS2

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This activity, “Logistics” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Shapes & Angles - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson ideas - KS2
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Shapes & Angles - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson ideas - KS2

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This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Doubles, Halves Odd/Even - Outdoor Numeracy ideas - KS1/KS2
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Doubles, Halves Odd/Even - Outdoor Numeracy ideas - KS1/KS2

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This activity, “Ladders” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Greater , Less Than - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - KS1
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Greater , Less Than - Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - KS1

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This activity, “Mass” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Addition & Subtraction - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Addition & Subtraction - KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “Targets” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Time - KS1 & KS2
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Outdoor Numeracy Lesson Ideas - Time - KS1 & KS2

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This activity, “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?” comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. All the ideas from this pack are written to make maths relevant and purposeful with many direct links to real-life situations. They have been found to be particularly useful for children who sometimes struggle with classroom-based maths, offering a fresh dimension through this active engagement with learning. In the full book – should you go on to purchase it from the Thinking Child shop provides an overview of the activities and they are alphabetically ordered and cross referenced to the specific areas of the curriculum, giving a quick overview of content and coverage. In this way you will be able to achieve a balance over time and more easily slot them into your planning as a whole. Enjoy this activity – maybe choose from other separate activities – or think about buying the whole book for your school? It is better value: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587