Fibonacci Fun

Explore the Fibonacci sequence with this creative outdoor Maths lesson...

Years: 3

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 6

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

Investigate the Fibonacci sequence with this fantastic outdoor Maths lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore number patterns and sequencing in the context of the natural world, using found objects to give their learning relevance, and even apply their sequencing skills to some number pattern poetry. A brilliant way to develop mathematical skills whilst getting closer to nature, this activity allows pupils (and teachers) to enjoy learning without worksheets, and shows that a classroom doesn’t need to have four walls!

Resource Assets


Lesson plan

Curriculum Objectives

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Year 3 and 4 (Age 7-9)
    • Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.
    • Prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, using intonation, tone, volume and action.
    • Recognise some different forms of poetry [e.g. free verse, narrative poetry].
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.