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Superworm

Superworm Storybook Day

Explore the magnificent Epping Forest with Superworm and his friends! Can you jump like a frog or dance like a bee? This session introduces children to a variety of animals and their superpowers (adaptions) that live in UK woodlands. 

Children will have lots of opportunities to develop their gross motor skills through climbing over logs and paddling in the stream, before going on a hunt to find Superworm himself in our onsite wormery. 

After lunch you can choose between sensory activities in our garden or animal handling. Animal handling will include meeting and handling our animals (e.g. giant African land snails, stick insects, hissing cockroaches, fire salamanders and corn snake).

Specific learning objectives

  • To have the confidence to try at least one new experience.
  • To be able to tell an adult about something they have seen or touched on their trip using the correct vocabulary.
  • To learn to care for and respect natural habitats and animals.


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.

Physical development
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.

Literacy
Encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

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.