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Outdoor learning KS2 – Parks lesson plan

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Years 3-6

This outdoor learning KS2 lesson gets children out into their local green spaces.

It helps fuel their imagination by designing a small pocket park space where people could relax and enjoy nature. Encourage pupils to look at different design elements, explore art in nature, and think about how nature can help them relax.

Outdoor learning KS2 objectives

Children will learn:

  • How to use nature as a tool for wellbeing and relaxation  
  • How to design green spaces to help the community 
  • Teamwork and communication skills when creating a design 
  • DT design processes and using nature in art 

Lesson starter

Introduce the term ‘pocket park’ and ask for definition suggestions. Explain that it means a small area of green space that is open and accessible for the public to use for relaxation and enjoyment. Ask pupils if they can think of any examples of small green spaces in their community.

Use Google Maps to look at their suggestions on the whiteboard. Discuss how nature can be used for wellbeing, describing how being in nature makes us feel. Pull out key vocabulary for the children to use when explaining their experiences and feelings.  

Emily Azouelos is an experienced primary teacher. She creates educational related content for a variety of settings.  

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