We have a large and beautiful wild garden area that we have left uncultivated allowing your child to freely explore everything nature has to offer as it takes place through the seasons.  

  

The aim is to of course give your little ones the opportunity to explore on their own, however we will be introducing keen learning, following EYFS and Key Stage 1 planning and activities. Our wild garden will build on a child's innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.

  

We will be looking at;

SIGHT - Colour Matching; which colours are actually in the garden, which ones are easy to spot, are the colours natural or man-made and how do the colours change through the seasons; making pictures and models with all the differing colours the garden has to offer

SMELL - Woodland perfume; we let the children find out for themselves what each and every woodland material smells like, they can mash up ingredients they find with water to make different perfumes and aromas, making trails and leaving for woodland animals to sniff when the children are gone

TOUCH - Hug a tree; what does the bark feel like, is it warm or cold, hard or soft, wet or dry and are there patterns on the bark, spots, cracks or stripes. The children will learn to do bark rubbings, making pictures with all the materials found on a tree

SOUND - Listening map; all the children stand in a circle and listen carefully, like a deer would in a forest. Deer's have bigger ears but with the children cupping their ears, standing with their eyes closed, feet still and not talking, we guide them through all the marvelous noises they hear - birds singing, wind blowing and the rain dripping