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.

chapter 1|15 pages

Art and nature

chapter 2|16 pages

Special effects science

chapter 3|14 pages

Environmental issues

chapter 4|15 pages

Amazing bodies

chapter 5|15 pages

Maths in nature

chapter 6|13 pages

Sensational structures

chapter 7|16 pages

Outdoor skills

chapter 8|13 pages

Electrical and magnetic wonders

chapter 9|13 pages

Weather station

chapter 10|15 pages

The experimental kitchen

chapter 11|15 pages

In the garden

chapter 12|13 pages

Wild races