Hello there! My name is Jane and until recently I worked as an Early Years and KS1 teacher in a small Lincolnshire school. I’ve always particularly enjoyed science teaching and learning, and recently took on a new role as a ‘Professional Development Leader’ for CIEC at York University. I lead continuing professional development experiences for teachers in all aspects of primary science but my particular loves are Early Years and the Outside Classroom.
I was expecting about 20 delegates to attend a work shop that I was running at a recent conference, but when over a hundred people turned up (and we had to be hastily moved to a much larger room), I realised that there were lots of people like me who believe in the importance of going outside with children more often. I also realised that they are facing many of the challenges that I have faced and so the idea for this blog was born!
I must point out that most of the ideas that I plan to share are not mine! Like all good teachers I have spent most of my career
stealing magpieing ideas from others. Nevertheless, these are all techniques and activities that I do know work because I have used them with my own class!