Inspired by nature | The Natural Curriculum is a unique teaching and learning resource for KS2 grammar and maths. The lessons bring the wonders of the natural world into the classroom through captivating clips from the BBC. Each clip provides the starting point for an hour-long lesson based on statutory requirements for KS2, supported by exciting text and visuals, differentiated whiteboard challenges and easy-to-adapt worksheets.

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Example lesson

Here, David Millington, primary school teacher and creator of the Natural Curriculum, delivers for home learning a lesson from the Year 3 programme.

Is all of the content on the Natural Curriculum pilot site free to use?

With an ERA Licence, your school can access all of the site’s resources free of charge. The vast majority of schools in the UK have an ERA Licence, but if you need to check, click here.

Am I able to adapt the downloadable resources to use with my classes?

Yes, you are able to adapt the downloadable resources to use with your classes. However, you are not permitted to adapt the resources for commercial use.

Can I adapt the clips for use with my classes?

No – whilst holding an ERA Licence allows you to use all of the site’s captivating clips free of charge, you are not permitted to adapt the clips.

I would like to create content for the Natural Curriculum – can I upload this to the site?

Whilst in the future we would love for teachers across the country to be able to share their own content on the site, this is not currently available on the pilot site.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered here / a suggestions for the Natural Curriculum – is there someone I can contact?

Yes, you can email naturalcurriculum@era.org.uk with any questions or suggestions that you have for the site.

Is there a way to give feedback on the Natural Curriculum?

Yes, to complete our online feedback form, please click here.

Mobile devices

The Natural Curriculum works best on desktop and laptop devices. If you are using a mobile or tablet, the resources work best in landscape mode (with your phone turned on its side). If you are using an Android device, the site works best in Desktop mode: in your browser settings, choose ‘Desktop Site’.

“This content is not currently available on this device.”

If you get this message and you are using an Android device, the clip should play if you go to your browser settings and choose ‘Desktop Site’.

How do I use the lessons on the Natural Curriculum pilot site?

See the illustrated step-by-step guide below for details on how to use the Natural Curriculum pilot site!

How to use the ‘Home’ page…

How to use Screen 1: ‘Learning Objective’…

How to use Screen 2: ‘The Grammar Bit’…

How to use Screen 3:  ‘Whiteboard Challenges’…

How to use Screen 4 – ‘Writing Ideas’…