Green Fairy at Wakehurst
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Foundation Stage visits for Early Years – Meet the Wakehurst ‘Green Fairy’

Explore the beautiful garden at Wakehurst with the ‘Green Fairy’. Help her to complete her seasonal outfit by adding collected fallen leaves and flowers. At the end of the visit have a magical group photograph of the green Fairy with all her wonderful helpers.

Overview

Children join the 'Green Fairy' to explore the gardens at Wakehurst. In a series of fun activities to stimulate an awareness of nature the children match shapes, colours and textures and find enough fallen leaves, petals and twigs to complete the fairy's outfit. They also use their collections to make themselves a head band and/or magic wand. As a grand finale the Green Fairy invites all her wonderful helpers to pose for a magical group photograph.

  • Length: Approximately 2 hours.
  • Group size: 20 students (maximum).
  • Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 2 children for Foundation and 1:5 for KS1.
  • Programme cost: Half-day visit.

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Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group.

This session offers pupils the opportunity to:

  • listen to and follow the ‘Green Fairy's' instructions
  • walk and cooperate in groups
  • explore and observe the natural surroundings
  • match shapes, colours, textures in nature
  • talk about their findings
  • count as they walk
  • make a collection
  • listen for sounds in nature
  • create a headband or wand using natural materials

Curriculum links

All areas of the EYFS curriculum are supported in a cross-curricular form.

The prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design