This programme immerses younger students in the wonders of nature in their local regional park. Students go bug hunting and make friends with a tree. Birds, plants and insects are brought to life through story telling and interactive activities.
|Year level||New entrant to year 2|
|Curriculum level||1 to 2|
|Availability||Predominantly in terms one and four|
|Times||9.30am to 11.45am or
12.15pm to 2.30pm
Christchurch Botanic Gardens,
|Number of classes||One at a time
(one class = a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 30 students)
Risk analysis and management (RAM)
Interdependence of the birds, plants and animals, taking care of natural areas and personal responsibility for action.
Possible activities include making friends with a tree, going on an insect hunt, exploring the tree tops, playing a tumbling trees game and telling a story about saving a park. Activities will be adjusted according to your students' age, attention span and interest levels as well as the site chosen.
Students may be able to:
|Learning area||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||1||
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||1||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||1||
|Health and physical education||Movement concepts and motor skills||1||
|Health and physical education||Relationships with other people||1||
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||1||
"Great interaction with the children, both educators were fantastic and made the outing very exciting with their enthusiasm." Teacher, Year 2
"The content was pitched perfectly for this age group. The paced moved well. The timing was just right." Teacher, Year 2
"Some people saw worms and little spiders... It was fun. I was really, really happy." Student, Year 2