Getting things right at the start of the school year is vital.
It sets the tone for the whole year.
If we engage the hearts and minds of our children now we can guide them through a happy and successful year.
Let’s head into autumn with an inspiring curriculum that will settle our children back to school through activities that are hands-on, creative, and effective.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to head back to the school year feeling calm, organised, and enthusiastic.
You’d be confident you had tried-and-tested lessons that would really engage your children so they’d be excited to learn.
You could focus your time where it’s most effective: connecting with your kids and supporting their next steps, instead of hours spent on admin.
Everywhere you look there’s information overload, so many options and ideas.
But how do you know what activities your children will really enjoy?
And how can you balance your curriculum to make their learning most effective, hands-on, and fun, while keeping costs low, prep easy, and giving you time for yourself?
Are your lessons really how your children should be spending their days?
I’ve made the Seasons School Autumn Curriculum for you because I want your children to LOVE learning. I want them to feel connected to nature and our planet, and I want their lessons to be full of making, doing, thinking, and creating.
I want them excited to come and learn each day.
I want their learning to feel joyful.
And I want you, as their parent or as their teacher, to feel joy in your role too. I want you to feel calm, confident, and ready to teach. I want you to enjoy this time with your children.
I’m going to give you the tools, lessons plans, and printables that you need so YOU can have the best school year too.
This is why I’ve turned my 20+ years of education experience into creating this library of resources for you. They are based on my knowledge of working with children and understanding how to engage them, helping them gain vital skills through delightful learning.
Everything you need for autumn learning, all in one place
:: over 75 engaging activities and lesson plans that your children will love
:: 50 pages of printables that make teaching so easy
:: a balanced programme of math, science, literacy, arts and crafts, nature study, sensory and imaginative play
:: a practical guide to nature walks and nature journalling; easy Autumn Activity Cards; and complete units for apples and pumpkins, and leaves and twigs
:: weeks worth of learning all planned for you, to take you right through the season
You’re going to love what I’ve got for you!
The Seasons School Autumn Bundle is perfect for you if:
:: you’re a teacher who needs lessons that are no-prep and all planned for you, that your children will love. You’ll find the printables and activity cards that are quick and easy to set up so practical, filling your classroom with fun activities that your children will quickly engage with so your teaching feels easy.
:: you’re a homeschooler or home-educator who wants to take advantage of the flexibility of your own timetable and the opportunity you have to give your children a hands-on, creative way of learning. You’ll love the arts and crafts, and how the math and science are easily built in, letting you feel confident to teach and so happy that your children are learning through a strong connection to nature – just the way childhood should be.
:: you’re a childminder, nanny or educator who needs great ideas for mixed age groups. You’ll love the ideas for making, playing, and baking, and how the programme of nature walks will get you out and about. Your parents will love how happy their kids are, and they’ll appreciate how you’re weaving so much learning into their day.
:: you’re a parent who wants to connect with your children and connect your childen with nature. You’ll love how the resources give you after-school enrichment and weekends of delightful activities so you can enjoy a screen-free autumn, having fun as a family.
:: you’re a forest school leader who wants an adaptable set of engaging sessions that include math, science and literacy. We already know that the outdoors is an amazing teacher and these autumn resources will give you printables, activity cards, and learning ideas that will enhance your provision so you are giving a rounded, outdoor curriculum.
:: you run a club, whether that’s at church, Brownies, Scouts, a nurture group or a youth group. The fun and engaging ideas are perfect for active sessions your kids will love, with little prep needed, and making use of materials you already have.
Here’s exactly what you’ll get in your Seasons School Autumn Bundle
The Seasons School: Autumn Core Unit
- Why Do We Have Seasons? lesson: a seasonal story of a celestial dance
- What’s Special About Autumn? lesson: including ‘My Book of Autumn’ printable
- Nature Walks Guide: how to adopt a local landscape; your nature walk kit; how to establish a programme of themed nature walks.
- Nature Journals Guide: how to make a Seasons School circular nature journal; how to use your nature journal, indoors and outdoors; journalling like a scientist.
- Nature Table Guide: why, where, and what to include.
- Eating the Season: an autumn food guide and printable poster.
- Opening the Autumn Season
- Autumn Book List
The Apples and Pumpkins Unit
- Apple and Pumpkin Investigation lessons: What are apples and pumpkins? How do apples and pumpkins grow? How do we use apples and pumpkins? What’s inside an apple and a pumpkin?
- Apple Taste Testing: includes printable record sheet
- Apple Number Line
- Pumpkin Numbers and Math Games: with printable
- Apple and Pumpkin Venn Diagrams comparison
- Apple Alphabet and Writing Tray: with printable
- Apple Poems: with printable
- Pumpkin House Storytelling
- Pumpkin Art Decorating
- Autumn Marbling Art
- Pumpkin Spice Paints
- Pumpkin Zentangle Designs
- Apple Print Prayer Flags/ Bunting
- Paper Pumpkins
- Pumpkin Spice Cloud Dough
- Pumpkin Spice Play Dough
- Apple Crumble Recipe
- Apple Cookies Recipe
The Leaves and Twigs Unit
- Learning About Trees lesson: What do you know about trees? Deciduous or evergreen? Why some trees loose their leaves in autumn. Includes ‘My Book of Trees’ printable.
- Leaf Number Line
- Play Dough Math Trees: including arithmetic, number bonds to ten, number sentences
- Leaf Symmetry lesson: reflection and radial symmetry
- Twig Writing Tray
- Leaf Books and Autumn Writing Station
- Watercolour Leaf Alphabet
- Word Trees
- Leaf Bookmarks
- Leaf Printing Process Art
- Leaf Wreath Craft
- Leaf Crowns
- Autumn Tree Collage Art
- Leaf Colouring Printable
- Twig Weaving
- Stick and Leaf Puppets
- Leaf Print Play Dough
- Autumn Sensory Tub
- Leaf Cookies Recipe
The Autumn Activity Cards
30 Print and Play activity cards that invite children to engage with natural materials and explore math, literacy, science, art, and play ideas. Perfect for ‘invitations to play’ and as adaptable lessons, indoors or outside. Use daily or combine to make a multi-activity adventure trail or ‘forest school’-style centers.
The Printable Pack
50 pages of printables to accompany the lesson plans and to use again and again. Including:
- ‘My Book of Autumn’ mini book
- ‘My Book of Trees’ mini book
- Three styles of journal pages for writing and drawing
- Eat the Seasons autumn poster
- Hand-drawn leaf colouring pages
- Autumn Word Wall cards
- Apple Poems guides
- Apple Taste Test record
- Pumpkin Number Cards
- Apple Alphabet Cards
- Autumn Challenge Cards
About Cathy James
I’m passionate about keeping children connected to nature and a creative childhood of hands-on learning. My own children have grown up in the garden, at the beach, and in the forest. We use nature as a vital part of our home education curriculum and it makes our learning joyful and deeply connected to the rhythmic cycle of the year.
I’m the author The Garden Classroom (published by Roost Books) and used to work in school running the Year Four Gardening Club. I’ve also worked in preschool, highschool, and as a childminder, where my provision was rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED.
With over twenty years experience in education I want to share what I’ve learned with you, so you can feel inspired, confident, and supported to give your children the best start in life. Let’s work together to deliver lessons that are engaging, impactful, and fun!
The Seasons School Autumn Bundle is valued at $67.95.
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