Welcome to June! I hope you had a great half term and managed to get out and about in the sunshine, collect some elderflowers and make some delicious cordial! (there is still time...)
This month is HUGE for all things nature - It is international Get Outdoors Month, International Mud Month, Camping Month, not to mention that 30 days wild is back, BBC Springwatch and a whole host of special days to celebrate throughout the month...
We will be following the 30 days wild theme this month. If you haven’t taken part before then there is no better time to get involved. I have uploaded the calendars, and ideas sheets from the Wildlife Trust so do print off the calendar and see how many wild things you can do - don’t forget to share all the things you get up to so we can update the outdoor learning page with all your fabulous photos
Our first project though is a month long one…. it involves some quiet time, drawing and possibly painting….pick one tree or plant in your garden (or even your pond).
Draw a picture of it and note down all the things you see, colours, shapes, insects, nibbled holes etc. We will come back to this plant through the month so keep your notes and pictures handy.
Each week on our Zoom calls we will be making a list of things we can do over the next week, but here are some ideas to get you started - even if you just get out for a walk each day, or sit in the garden and listen to what is going on around you, make sure you take some time to be just a little bit wild and. record it on your calendar
Click on the picture to download a load of ideas that you can cut out and stick to your calendar wish some spares for you to write your own.
Here are some other peoples calendars to give you an idea of what we are doing… (click on the picture to get a PDF)
If this isn’t enough for you, do have a look at the wildlife trust website and also tune into their you tube channel for a double dose of Wildlife Wednesdays! (Wildlife Watch YouTube Channel!)
Every Wednesday at 10am they will be online with some fantastic, brand-new video content suitable for children, families and educators.
Have fun, and don't forget to share what you get up to email@example.com
Other thinks that might be useful this month