1st Edition

The Big Book of Primary Club Resources: Science and Outdoor Learning

By Fe Luton, Lian Jacobs Copyright 2019
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    These days, running a club is an accepted part of the teacher's remit, adding additional pressure to an already substantial workload. The Big Book of Primary Club Resources: Science and Outdoor Learning aims to ease that burden, providing a simple and clear week-by-week plan for science and outdoor learning clubs.

    Each chapter aims to explore science and outdoor learning in a context that complements classroom practice without specifically following the National Curriculum. Containing two years' worth of club sessions, this book is a quick, accessible and easy-to-use guide which provides clear and creative ideas, all of which are straightforward to resource, set up and run. A myriad of science and outdoor learning topics are covered, including:

    • The human body
    • Weather
    • Chemistry and special effects science
    • The environment
    • Mathematics of the natural world
    • Outdoor survival skills

    All activities are adapted for three age groups (4–7 years; 7–9 years and 9–11 years) and achieve highly satisfying outcomes for pupils. Taking the strain out of club planning, this book is an invaluable resource for teachers and teaching assistants running clubs for children aged 4–11.

    1. Art and Nature
    2. Special Effects Science
    3. Environmental Issues
    4. Amazing Bodies
    5. Maths in Nature
    6. Sensational Structures
    7. Outdoor Skills
    8. Electrical and Magnetic Wonders
    9. Weather Station
    10. The Experimental Kitchen
    11. In the Garden
    12. Wild Races


    Fe Luton has over 20 years’ experience working in the education sector as a teacher, Early Years and Key Stage 1 manager, museum education officer, governor, researcher, writer and trainer. She has been writing and developing teacher resources for many years, and has written for the TES, Scholastic and The Hamilton Trust. Fe has previously run arts clubs, maths clubs, eco-clubs and sports clubs across the primary phase.

    Lian Jacobs has over 17 years’ experience working in the education sector. She has had a successful and long teaching career across Key Stage 2, during which time she has worked as a Senior Teacher, Leading Literacy Teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher. She has experience in mentoring and coaching both NQTs and teachers working in schools that require improvement. Lian has run an array of clubs in schools, including: singing, art, board games, gardening and cookery.