Some of the children shared artefacts they had collected on their holidays and this is a great way to bring a story alive for example:
'I found this pine cone on an island where red squirrels live and are protected. You can see what a pine cone looks like before and after they have eaten it. There were 200 red squirrels on this island apparently but we saw only 1! Where were the 199 others hiding? We found loads of evidence of their meal times with all these pine cones but they were hiding in the trees!'
Having a special box or tin for them to collect interesting and meaningful artefacts that they pick up can be a treasure chest to some children, they also have an community of interested friends to share them with at the Green House at bring and share circle times.
- Nature journalling wild flowers in the meadow
- Sit spot
- Noticing the growth of plants and leaves in a week
- Caspar's presentation on Crystals
- Sharing our half terms highlights
- Playing the games 'eagle eye' and 'body radar'
- Playing cops and robbers
- Water fights