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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.
Year 1 - Plants - Outdoor learning
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Year 1 - Plants - Outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 1 Plants topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
Year 3 - Light - shadows - outdoor learning
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Year 3 - Light - shadows - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 3 Light topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.
Year 5 - Forces - outdoor learning
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Year 5 - Forces - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 5 Forces topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Year 4 - States of Matter - outdoor learning
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Year 4 - States of Matter - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 4 States of Matter topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
Year 1 - Seasons - Outdoor Learning
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Year 1 - Seasons - Outdoor Learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 1 Seasons topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Year 2 - Materials - outdoor learning
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Year 2 - Materials - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 2 Materials topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
Year 1 - Animals including Humans - Outdoor Learning
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Year 1 - Animals including Humans - Outdoor Learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 1 Animals Including Humans topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
Year 4 - Living Things and their Habitats - outdoor learning
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Year 4 - Living Things and their Habitats - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 4 Living Things and their Habitats topic outdoors. This resource focuses on this objective: recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
Year 3 - Light - data loggers - outdoor learning
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Year 3 - Light - data loggers - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 3 Light topic outdoors. This resource focuses on these objectives: • 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
Year 5 - Properties and Changes of Materials - outdoor learning
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Year 5 - Properties and Changes of Materials - outdoor learning

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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 5 Properties and Changes of Materials topic outdoors. This resource focuses on these objectives: • 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
Curriculum-linked Primary Science and Outdoor Learning activities
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Curriculum-linked Primary Science and Outdoor Learning activities

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The Spring Learning package is a collection of curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resources and ideas, suggesting ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the following topics: Year 1 - Animals including Humans Year 1 - Plants Year 1 - Seasons Year 2 - Living Things and their Habitats Year 2 - Materials Year 3 - Light (2 resources) Year 4 - Living Things and their Habitats Year 4 - States of Matter Year 5 - Forces Year 5 - Properties and Changes of Materials
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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Part of the Spring Learning package, this curriculum-linked primary science and outdoor learning resource suggests ways in which you might teach and assess aspects of the Year 2 Living Things and their Habitats topic outdoors. This resource focuses on these objectives: • 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