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Bring joy back to learning!

With our active, curriculum-linked outdoor lesson plans

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The Alfresco Hub

A membership to provide primary teachers with new curriculum linked outdoor lesson plans every half term.

What to expect from our outdoor lesson plans:

Two sheets of lesson plans for a volcanoes unit
  • Engaging activity ideas including movement and practical elements
  • Grab and go style - minimal preparation required and easy to resource
  • Outdoor activities covering National Curriculum objectives
  • Outdoor ideas to bring Maths, SPaG & Phonics to life!
  • Planning for popular topics such as Romans, Living things, Volcanoes, Dinosaurs and so much more!

Reception planning includes:

Two sheets of outdoor lesson plans for Reception children
  • Enhancement plans to help you bring your topics to life through your outdoor provision!
  • Adult-led activity banks to support all staff with outdoor learning.

KS1 & KS2 planning includes:

Two different sheets of planning for a volcanoes outdoor lesson plan
  • Simple activities with maximum impact on engagement
  • Support & challenge ideas - making lesson plans easy to adapt to class needs
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Individual Membership

Three monthly £15

Annual £48

School Membership

One-form entry £199

Two-form entry £399

Three-form entry £599

Mrs Davies

Amazing resources which have really helped our school be more confident in using the outdoor space to enhance the children's learning. Great, fun, easy to follow lesson plans, which link directly to the key objectives!

Sharon Taylan

The Alfresco planning hub is a fantastic resources with lesson that are easy to pick up and teach. I use them both as full lesson, lesson starters and intervention session for an LSA. Would highly recommend.

Karyn Weglarz

I am a member of the Planning Hub and I love the variety of lessons provided. Most lessons need only simple materials that I usually already have on hand. I love taking my students out with these lessons.

Amy McTague

Brilliant resources, easy to follow and adapt for learners, clear progression!

Laura Walton

The online planning hub is a lifesaver. I teach in KS1 and the children always ask when we are going outside and parents always say how excited the children are about their outdoor learning. It is exactly what I was looking for and have now been using it for several years. Thank you for such a brilliant resource!

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Why you should be taking learning outdoors

Some statistics around the benefits of outdoor learning:

  • 92% of teachers say pupils are more engaged when learning outdoors
  • 85% of teachers see a positive impact on pupil behaviour
  • 92% of pupils say they enjoy their lessons more when they're outside
  • 92% of schools say outdoor learning improves children's health & wellbeing and engages them with their learning
  • 90% of staff find outdoor learning to be useful for curriculum delivery - read more here
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Take a look inside some of our lesson plans

  • Designed by primary teachers with experience in delivering high-quality outdoor learning
  • New planning released each half term
  • Maths planning complements White Rose Maths curriculum
  • Planning organised into units, designed to into existing teaching sequences
A collection of outdoor lesson plans
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Ready to start taking your learning outdoors?

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Frequently asked questions . . .

Is The Alfresco Hub a scheme?

The Alfresco Hub provides outdoor lesson plans to cover National Curriculum objectives. These outdoor lesson plans are not additional to your existing timetable. The Alfresco Hub enables your staff team to select chosen objectives to be delivered outside within your existing teaching sequence.

Does The Alfresco Hub include Forest School planning?

No - but hear us out! Forest School is a play-based approach that puts an extra burden on school timetables and requires staff to be up-skilled in using tools & fire. Here at Alfresco Learning our approach is to use the outdoors as a tool for teaching and learning, enabling teachers to utilise their existing expertise by simply transporting the curriculum to your outdoor environment. No tools, no fire, instead just simple but effective outdoor teaching to deliver the curriculum.

Do you have curriculum maps?

Our lesson plans are designed to embellish your existing school curriculum and sequence of teaching. So while we don't provide curriculum maps, we provide planning for a range of topics, all covering National Curriculum objectives, meaning you can find lesson plans to support taking your chosen areas of the school curriculum outdoors.

Embed outdoor learning further in your school

Inset days

Train your whole staff team and discover the opportunities for taking the curriculum outdoors in your own setting with our full day and half day inset training.

Available across the UK.

Inset training

Training courses

Visit one our inspiring training venues to deepen your understanding of curriculum outdoor learning. All resources for redistributing the training back to your team are provided, available in South Yorkshire & Birmingham.


Children's workshops

Have us visit to deliver a memorable learning experience for your upcoming topics! Fully resourced and delivered by Qualified Primary Teachers.


Hear more from us!

We send regular 'Nature Nourishment' emails to teachers and pack them full of outdoor learning inspiration. Click here and enter your details to receive yours!