EYFS Meet the Wakehurst Green Fairy

Explore the beautiful gardens at Wakehurst with the Green Fairy.

Wakehurst birch collection

Level

Early Years

Duration

2 hours

Allocated space

20 pupils per group

Join the Green Fairy to explore the gardens at Wakehurst.

In a series of fun activities to stimulate an awareness of nature, pupils will match shapes, colours and textures and find fallen leaves and twigs to complete the fairy's outfit. They'll use their collections to make themselves a head band or magic wand. 

Add one of our 45 minute activities to build a full day visit. We recommend Art in the garden

Learning outcomes

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

This session gives 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 

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

Early Years sessions

Our Early Years Foundation Stage sessions use play, exploration, active learning and celebrating achievement to stimulate their learning and development.