Toddlers and Preschool have been exploring the garden in their year group bubbles

In Preschool we have been exploring the natural environment, including seasonal changes! We have been on a bug hunt in the garden as we discovered that bugs like dark damp places to live. We found some bugs hiding in the garden, and were careful to put them back when we had taken a really good look at them.

EYFS links:

The world: Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time; Shows care and concern for living things and the environment (30-50 months)

The world: Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world (30-50 months)


The Toddlers have noticed all the leaves that have fallen from the trees and have enjoyed looking at the different shapes, sizes and colours. Additionally, we have been using our imagination to create things using natural resources. The children especially enjoyed making magic wands using sticks and leaves. The children carefully selected their stick and leaves and stuck them on and played alongside their friends making spells and magic wishes.

EYFS links:

Being imaginative: Beginning to make-believe by pretending (22-36 months)

Expresses self through physical action and sound (16-26 months), Pretends that one object represents another, especially when objects have characteristics in common (16-26 months)

Making relationships:  Interested in others’ play and starting to join in (22-36 months)

The world: Notices detailed features of objects in their environment (22-36 months)