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Alfresco Learning is an outdoor learning company, created by two former primary school teachers. We aim to get children out of their chairs and experiencing the outdoor world; whilst empowering educators to unlock the potential in their outdoor space. We offer high-quality lesson plans for across the primary age range to promote active, hands-on learning. We have a variety of individual and school subscription packages on our website, or you download individual planning units on our TES shop.

Alfresco Learning is an outdoor learning company, created by two former primary school teachers. We aim to get children out of their chairs and experiencing the outdoor world; whilst empowering educators to unlock the potential in their outdoor space. We offer high-quality lesson plans for across the primary age range to promote active, hands-on learning. We have a variety of individual and school subscription packages on our website, or you download individual planning units on our TES shop.
Outdoor Phonics - Phase 2 Activity Pack
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Outdoor Phonics - Phase 2 Activity Pack

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Outdoor reading and writing activities to take your Phase 2 phonics sessions outside into nature! This pack contains 11 different activities to use in your phonics planning. All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 2 - Materials - Science Outdoor Learning Unit
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Year 2 - Materials - Science Outdoor Learning Unit

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5 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Identifying the suitability of everyday materials • Comparing the suitability of everyday materials • To investigate absorbancy • To find out how the shapes of solid objects can be changed • Investigating bending and stretching All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 1 - Seasonal Changes - Outdoor Science Learning
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Year 1 - Seasonal Changes - Outdoor Science Learning

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3 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Observing seasonal changes • Comparing evergreen and deciduous trees • Observing seasonal changes in the weather Also included are 4 outdoor activity packs covering autumn, winter, spring and summer. All lesson plans and activity packs are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 4 - Length & Perimeter - Outdoor Learning
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Year 4 - Length & Perimeter - Outdoor Learning

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4 outdoor maths lesson plans covering: • Conversion between units of measure • Measuring perimeter of a rectangle • Solving problems involving perimeter of rectilinear shapes All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
KS1 Geography - Mapping - Outdoor Unit
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KS1 Geography - Mapping - Outdoor Unit

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5 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Constructing a simple map • Basic symbols in a key • Using compass directions to describe a route • Locating features using compass points • Using aerial photographs to identify features All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
KS1 Geography - UK Countries & Capitals - Outdoor Unit
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KS1 Geography - UK Countries & Capitals - Outdoor Unit

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6 outdoor lesson plans covering: Knowing the difference between city, town and village. Identifying the characteristics of England. Identifying the characteristics of Scotland. Identifying the characteristics of Wales. Identifying the characteristics of Northern Ireland. Naming, locating and identifying the four countries and capital cities of the UK. All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
KS1 PSHE - Friendships - Outdoor Learning
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KS1 PSHE - Friendships - Outdoor Learning

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4 outdoor lesson plans covering: Learning about the importance of special people in their lives Learning how friendships are made How to solve problems that might arise in friendships How to show others they care All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 4 - States of Matter - Outdoor Learning
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Year 4 - States of Matter - Outdoor Learning

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5 outdoor Science lesson plans covering: • Comparing and grouping materials in your outdoor space according to their states of matter • Comparing and grouping everyday materials according to their states of matter • Investigating materials changing state • Investigating how water evaporates • Describing the water cycle All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
LKS2 - History - Romans - Outdoor Learning
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LKS2 - History - Romans - Outdoor Learning

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6 outdoor lesson plans covering: Understanding how and when the Romans invaded Britain. Understanding how a Roman town was laid out. Understanding how Romans built roads. Understanding why and how Romans made mosaics. Understanding how the Romans transported water to towns. Constructing a timeline of the Roman Empire. All lesson plans focus on the Roman Empire and are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities to fully immerse all your children in this time period. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 1 - Time -Maths Outdoor Learning
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Year 1 - Time -Maths Outdoor Learning

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5 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Organising events in time order • Comparing and describing time • Hands on the clock face • To show o’clock and half past • To tell the time to o’clock and half past All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 2 - Addition - Maths Outdoor Learning
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Year 2 - Addition - Maths Outdoor Learning

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6 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Fact families to 20 • Number bonds to 100 • Adding 2-digit number and ones/tens • Adding two 2-digit numbers without crossing tens • Adding two 2-digit numbers using a blank number line • Adding three 1-digit numbers together All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 2 - Ordering & Comparing Numbers - Outdoor Unit
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Year 2 - Ordering & Comparing Numbers - Outdoor Unit

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5 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Comparing objects • Comparing numbers up to 100 • Ordering numbers to 100 • Counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10, forwards and backwards • Counting in steps of 3, forwards and backwards All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more
Year 2 - Multiplication - Outdoor Unit
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Year 2 - Multiplication - Outdoor Unit

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6 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Equal and unequal groups • Using repeated addition to solve multiplication • Using arrays to solve multiplication • Representing multiplication using bar models • Solving multiplication problems and problems in context All lesson plans focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Outdoor Learning Games
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Outdoor Learning Games

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Suitable for early years, KS1 and KS2, these outdoor games are a great way to introduce your class to outdoor learning. They can be used as short boundary games to start your outdoor learning sessions or as quick playtime activities.
Year 4 - Addition - Maths Outdoor Learning
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Year 4 - Addition - Maths Outdoor Learning

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6 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Adding 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s to 4-digit numbers. • Adding two 4-digit numbers. No exchange • Adding two 4-digit numbers. One exchange • Adding two 4-digit numbers. More than one exchange • Estimating answers for additions of 4-digit numbers. • Solving two-step addition problems. All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 3 Maths - Place Value - Outdoor Unit
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Year 3 Maths - Place Value - Outdoor Unit

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4 outdoor lesson plans covering: Recognising the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number. Representing numbers to 1000 in different ways. Representing numbers to 1000 on a number line. Finding 10,100 more and 10,100 less than a given number. All lesson plans focus on representing numbers to 1000 and are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. The most cost effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 3 - Multiplication - Maths Outdoor Learning
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Year 3 - Multiplication - Maths Outdoor Learning

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7 outdoor lesson plans covering: • Identifying equal groups • Investigating the 3 times table • Recalling the 3 times table • Investigating the 4 times table • Recalling the 4 times table • Investigating the 8 times table • Recalling the 8 times table All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Year 2 - Living things and their habitats - Outdoor Learning
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Year 2 - Living things and their habitats - Outdoor Learning

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6 Science outdoor lesson plans covering: • Identifying and naming a variety of animals and plants • Comparing living, dead and never alive • Animals living in habitats to which they are suited • How habitats provide for the needs of living things • Food chains All lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, require minimal resources and offer differentiated activities. They all cover National Curriculum objectives. The most cost-effective way to access our lesson plans is with a subscription to our Outdoor Planning Hub. Visit our website to find out more.
Creating a Natural Classroom
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Creating a Natural Classroom

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A FREE guide full of inspiration for incorporating more nature in your indoor space and creating eco-friendly displays. This guide gives you advice on plants that are suitable for the classroom, as well as how to approach your displays to ensure you bring a connection to nature inside your classroom as well as outdoors. It is a great resource for any educator wanting to utilise nature in their indoor teaching practice.
SAMPLE LESSON PLAN - Year 1 - Adding 1-digit numbers
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SAMPLE LESSON PLAN - Year 1 - Adding 1-digit numbers

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This free sample lesson plan is available for you to download so you can view the type of outdoor planning you’ll find inside our units. All of our lesson plans are designed to be delivered outdoors, with minimal resourcing and prep needed. They cover National Curriculum objectives and provide you with success criteria and differentiation strategies for each lesson. Our subscription plans are the most cost-effective way to access all our lesson plans, as well as provide exclusive extra content. Visit our website to find out more.