This is an example of this year's
calendar, which brought together our work about nature.
If you would like to make one here are
Organise a walk through a local nature
reserve or parkland and collect lots of leaves, seeds, grasses etc. Our children were
asked to collect on a theme of autumn colours. The examples were sorted and classified
into red, orange, brown, green and yellow. The children were given resource cards with
double sided sticky tape on which to collect their samples. Extra were collected and
pressed for our calendar.
We dried slices of fruits and vegetables
in an oven on a low heat, or 5 minutes in a microwave on defrost then a few days in an
airing cupboard. This was part of a science activity observing the changes in fruit before
and after drying.
We bought "calendar tabs" from a
The children then assembled these
materials together on card using a low temperature glue gun to make a decorative