Your day will start with an adventure in Epping Forest, climbing over logs and paddling in a stream. Activities in the forest may include looking for small animals under the leaves or making rainbow palettes from natural materials.
After lunch, back at the Centre, meet and handle the classroom animals including giant African snails, stick insects, giant millipedes and fire salamanders.
Specific learning objectives
Early learning goal links
Communication and language
Children have opportunities to experience a rich language environment to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.
Personal, social and emotional development
Help children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others to form positive relationships and develop respect for others. To develop social skills, learn how to manage their feelings, understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Understanding the world
Guiding children to make sense of their physical world through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about places and the environment.
Expressive arts and design
Enable children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts and ideas.