Out for a walk in York today and went into the Museum gardens (due to go to the York Proms there next month) and whilst walking about saw this beautiful use of nature to create such a gorgeous and inviting storytelling den.
So now I’m based in York we decided to have a wander around the City centre. While we were walking through Deans Park, which is beside the Minster, I saw these beautiful raised beds.
I firmly believe that learning really happens when the senses are stimulated and what better than an oasis of herbs and scented plants.
I can see this sitting beautifully in our mud area.
I’m rather excited by the fact this arrived today . . .
The new catalogue from Muddy Faces. I think I know what my bedtime reading will be!
I genuinely have a love for Hedgehogs, they are lovely creatures and a gardeners friend as they love to eat slugs. They also make me think of Autumn as they usually like to snuggle up in the copious amounts of leaves that fall down.
I’ve created a little provocation for Arthur, my own (less than prickly) Hedgehog who is about to visit my children. He doesn’t yet have a home to hibernate in so my children need to discuss and research what Hedgehogs need to eat and sleep in.
I’ve created a little story around Arthur meeting me at a castle (I’m currently on holiday and went to visit Bamburgh castle.)
Have a read of the story I created and you’ll see the provocation points within which allow the children to ask questions and find out facts – Click Here to Download
Please do let me know how you get on.
Here’s my little Autumnal friend Arthur the hedgehog.
Stayed tuned to the website for details of what I’m doing with him on my travels that may spark PLODS in my children’s learning.