Over recent weeks we have enjoyed some brighter weather along with rain: this has resulted in our plants and wildlife flourishing. Children have been supported to sustain concentration and observe the living things we are lucky enough to have in our forest school area.
Children developed an understanding that they needed to be quiet and still to really notice the awe and wonder of nature.
Children used their eyes and ears, along with magnifiers to spot living creatures.
They were supported to use information books and each other's knowledge to identify the different creatures.
Children were encouraged to notice the features of the creatures. Some children shared talk about them, others drew them and wrote labels using their knowledge of phonics.
Our Children's House Values were a useful prompt to remind children to be respectful of living things.
Over the two weeks, children's curiosity was sparked and children would return independently, day after day, to check in on the flora (plants) and fauna (animals) in our garden.
Later this term we will have some curious visitors to school which will spark more interest in living things. We will also be growing vegetables with children.
When you are out and about with your child: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN AND SMELL.
Talk about the leaves, the flowers, snails in the rain. Just be still for a few moments in your busy lives.
The blog is updated regularly with a range of learning from across our wonderful school. All the rich learning experiences the children have been involved in will be in their Special Books so please do borrow those regularly.