Grades 2,3 and 4 have spent 3 weeks learning in the garden this term. They have learnt about worms and looked at their bodies under magnifying glasses. They are experimenting with seeds and how they grow, planted seeds for comparison growths and planted out lots and lots of seedlings.
Winter/spring veggie plantings consist of carrots, broccoli, beetroots, lettuces, onions, cabbages and herbs. The biggest thrill for the grade 2's has been creating a new strawberry patch.
BAMBOO and LOGS - Kids at play.
Everyday, logs used as garden edge were turned upside down by eager kids looking for bugs and beetles. We decided rather than putting these logs back in place each day, to give the kids their own logs. We waited until some local cut down a tree and had it cut into pieces small enough to handle. We also have a local family who grow bamboo, and often drop 3m lengths off for use in the garden.
We left the logs and bamboo in the garden for the kids to discover! First they created a log maze, then we found a water fountain, a cafe, a fort, an open fire.....it changes every day and it's amazing to see what their imagination brings each day.
Bamboo was made into giant tee-pee's and structures, and eventually climbing frames for our peas.
Nature Play encourages kids social development. It gives them opportunities to learn how to work in groups, including learning how to share, how to negotiate and how to resolve conflicts, and problem solve together. Achievements are celebrated and not so successful attempts are re-negotiated until they are happy with their masterpiece. Check out some of the imaginative nature play in our garden...
A visual diary of the garden at Bonbeach Primary School built by Growing Green Thumbs & many many little hands
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