Over the coming months, Upper Preschool will be learning about nature and wildlife. As part of this, we applied to the Woodland Trust for some saplings to plant and we now have over 100 trees to plant. We will plant some trees in the nursery garden but will also be sending a couple of trees home with each child to plant in their gardens at home and watch them grow. We are very much aware of the importance of teaching outdoors and how this encourages curiosity and stimulates the senses. With this in mind, we will be looking at how we care for trees, which animals live in trees, tree identification and lots more. We will also be aiming to achieve the “Gold Tree Award” which is given by the Woodland Trust by carrying out various nature activities, completing various environmental activities and caring for trees and wildlife, such as making a bug hotel, exploring life cycles, recycling paper with the children and making natural instruments. This nature theme will culminate with the arrival of our duck eggs which will arrive in April and the children will watch the ducklings hatch , learn how to care for the ducklings, what they like to do and what they like to eat. We will keep you fully updated on Facebook and on our Website as to what wonderful nature activities we have been doing at nursery.