Summer teaching resources
Take advantage of the warmer weather and make summer the focus of your lessons with these creative ideas for fun activities outside. These primary and early years resources have been selected to help you introduce summer topics and encourage you to make the most of the great outdoors and the learning opportunities that lie outside the classroom.
Discuss the changes we see when summer arrives, using this slideshow of key words and images that could be used as creative writing stimuli.
Plan a detailed and engaging summer-themed unit of work with the ideas outlined in this medium-term plan.
The simple images on this worksheet are paired with large spaces for writing words and phrases relating to summer.
Teach children about the importance of wearing sunscreen with this illustrated booklet and accompanying presentation.
Listen to all of the sounds you might hear on a lazy summer day in this video clip brought to you by Sesame Street.
Try this summery beach-themed resource to get students counting shells and in the mood for summer learning.
This poster from The Wildlife Trusts can be used as a class checklist and to decorate the classroom for summer.
This colourful worksheet replaces numbers with summer symbols to create a challenging thematic code activity.
This detailed resource contains outdoor play planning for a reception class.
Plan an outdoor-themed topic using the variety of activity ideas in this resource.
A motivating outdoor phonics hunt where pupils must collect all the sounds to win.
A comprehensive resource with planning, presentations and worksheets for pupils to make observations about different local habitats.
This Oxfam resource comes with cross-curricular links and planning for pupils to start growing their own plants.
Templates to plan ideas for child-initiated enhanced provision, under all seven learning areas, for outdoor learning.
A set of learning cards with ideas for outdoor maths activities.