Both NSN and NMW Nuture groups have been shining into 2020. Last week we went foraging outside for sticks which we then tied together to make star decorations. We talked about our new year’s resolutions and how we are going to work together as a team during the outdoor learning sessions. This term the children are growing garlic and onions and observing the growth. Through this we are teaching the children about patience and developing their understanding of the science behind growing food and where it comes from.
Reception have been enjoying exploring our outdoor garden areas and learnt about Sycamore and Silver Birch trees last term. They have been using natures resources to create art work, making pictures using leaves, and shapes using sticks. This term we are exploring our environment looking for the similarities and differences which signify the changing of seasons. We had a real adventure this week when we arrived at our allotment garden only to be caught in a big down pour of rain! While being caught in the rain is not usually great news, with outdoor learning we are working to build resilience in our children and encourage them to not be scared to get out in all weathers.
During the outdoor learning session children are experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative and developing their self-confidence socially and emotionally.