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Hot Topic - Get Outdoors

Added 03 May 2024

Child girl outside happy nature community - National Literacy Trust

Celebrate literacy outdoors

As the summer sun begins to peek through the clouds, it’s time to get outdoors. We encourage teachers in May to get outside and celebrate literacy in the outdoors with their pupils.

In May, pupils from all over come to together to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day on Thursday 23 May. Kickstart your outdoor classroom learning with our creative and fun hot topic jam packed with literacy activities which are bound to get your pupils minds whirring.

Get Outdoors: a Hot Topic resource

Our Hot Topic resources help you to effortlessly integrate current events and engaging topics into your English lessons, library sessions or tutor time to foster essential literacy skills such as reading, writing, and oracy. In this resource, you will find:

  • Book recommendations to read aloud with pupils aged 4 to 14
  • Writing activities including film-inspired writing and reflective journals
  • Oracy activities including performance poetry and storytelling prompts

The activities are designed to be adaptable for teachers working across different age ranges, and for the time you have available.

Explore our range of hot topic resources.

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