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Helen Spring is an experienced primary school teacher with a background in environmental education, primary science, and CPD delivery. Helen works as a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Specialist in and around North Yorkshire. These resources are curriculum-linked and have assessment focuses. They cover aspects of the Primary Science curriculum and promote outdoor learning.

Helen Spring is an experienced primary school teacher with a background in environmental education, primary science, and CPD delivery. Helen works as a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Specialist in and around North Yorkshire. These resources are curriculum-linked and have assessment focuses. They cover aspects of the Primary Science curriculum and promote outdoor learning.
Forces Levers Outdoor Learning Year 5
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Forces Levers Outdoor Learning Year 5

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Forces Levers Outdoor Learning Year 5 Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. Report and present findings from enquiries using appropriate scientific language
Materials Outdoor Learning Year 2
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Materials Outdoor Learning Year 2

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Uses of Everyday Materials. Outdoor Learning. Science Year 2. Conceptual Knowledge: to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Working Scientifically: performing simple tests.
Living Things and their Habitats Outdoor Learning Year 2
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Living Things and their Habitats Outdoor Learning Year 2

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Living Things and their Habitats Outdoor Learning Year 2 • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats • observing closely, using simple equipment
Light data loggers dataloggers Outdoor Learning Year 3
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Light data loggers dataloggers Outdoor Learning Year 3

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Light data loggers dataloggers Y3 outdoor learning recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
Properties and Changes of Materials Outdoor Learning Year 5: Cooking on a fire
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Properties and Changes of Materials Outdoor Learning Year 5: Cooking on a fire

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Properties and Changes of Materials • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda This resource supports the teaching of Properties and Changes of Materials in an outdoor setting by cooking over a fire.
Plants Outdoor learning year 1
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Plants Outdoor learning year 1

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Plants Outdoor Learning Year 1 identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees observing closely, using simple equipment Practical activities to explore parts of a plant outdoors.
Light Shadow Size Outdoor Learning Year 3
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Light Shadow Size Outdoor Learning Year 3

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Light Outdoor Learning Year 3 find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment
Light Outdoor Learning Year 3
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Light Outdoor Learning Year 3

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Light Outdoor Learning Year 3 3 lessons: Introduction to shadows Shadow size investigation Using data loggers to explore how sunglasses can protect our eyes. Conceptual knowledge objectives addressed: recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes Working Scientifically objectives addressed: making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using… data loggers recording findings using… drawings, labelled diagrams