Nature Programme

Our Nature Based Learning Programme

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The children at the Field and Study Montessori Preschool are exposed to the wonders of nature with our beautiful, nature based learning environment . The importance of nature can be lost within the young children due to their rich multi-media and technologically based environments. A nature based setting is the most powerful tool to develop children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and has numerous benefits.

Our Nature Based Learning Programme includes:

 

Nature walks in the park

Feeding the ducks at the river

Feeding the horses at the stables

Bird watching

Art activities with nature.  E.g. Bark wax rubbing, sand drawing, pressing of flowers and leaves

Picking of wild flowers and fruits

Collecting leaves, pine cones and nature items

Caring of plants in the school garden including planting and watering of plants

Creating art forms outside with items found in their nature setting

Nature treasure hunts

Gross motor skills with nature E.g. Throwing pine cones into a bucket, pebble mazes

Feeding and caring of the rabbits

Raking leaves and climbing of trees

Picnics in the park

Tree trunk hopping 

Fun games in the park 

I spy games in the park

Looking after our environment by picking up of litter

 

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature… so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvellous things which civilisation creates.”

 

Dr Maria Montessori